Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

Hello!  The Pantone color of the Year for 2017 was recently announced.  For those who are unfamiliar with Pantone it is a global organization that provides a collection of colors that can be used consistently throughout the world.

 

Each year Pantone makes a prediction of what color will trend or take precedence in fashion and design that year.

 

Greenery was chosen as Pantone’s 2017 color of the year.
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I was a little surprised by the choice (not that I’m saying that it was a bad choice).

 

One reason being that just last month Benjamin Moore announced their 2017 prediction to be Shadow.  Shadow and Greenery seem like practical opposites–one being  moody and mysterious and the other hopeful and energetic (although they do balance each other out well).

 

The other reason I was surprised is that Greenery seems like a very classic, timeless color.  In the past Pantone has chosen colors that are perhaps less commonly used and that may be trendy for a few years or a decade and then fade out but to me greenery seems like an every day, year, decade, centennial color.

 

But maybe that’s just my perception…what do you think?

 

Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate with Greenery.

 

It looks striking paired with black and white!
Turn of the Century Cottage

 

Brentwood Regency Estate

 

Transitional Living Room
via Houzz

 

Bryant Residence

 

It also pairs well with both gray and beige.
Highfield Road

 

Pierce Street

 

It’s a natural companion to blue.  For a softer look pair it with soft blues.
Kennebunk Beach House
Bowley Builders via Houzz

 

Want a more bold look add navy to the mix.
Tropical Dining Room
via Houzz

 

Fullerton Residence

 

Avenida Cresta

 

Study

 

And for a more care-free, fun-loving vibe pair it with turquoise.
Kid Friendly & Fabulous
Greener Pastures

 

If you love monotone rooms but sometimes just need a little hint of another color Greenery would be a perfect go-to selection.
Beach Barn | Chilmark

 

And don’t forget you can use plants to incorporate the color Greenery (I talk all about how to do this HERE).

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

via Atlanta Homes

 

We are so used to seeing this color in nature (grass, trees, plants) that when we come across it we don’t think twice about it because it’s familiar.
Greener Pastures
Home Design & Decor Magazine via Houzz

 

Usually I say repeat a color at least two or three times in a room for it to feel cohesive but when it comes to Pantones’s Greenery you can use it just once (that’s how conditioned we are to the color plus there’s a good chance the bushes and trees outside the window in the room will tie it together as well).
Pantone 2017 color of the year
via Studio Mcgee

 

So what do you think about Pantone’s color of the year prediction for 2017?  Do you have any strong feelings about it?  Love or hate it?

 

I like it for a pop of color from time to time in my home decor accents (like in our kid’s bathroom where I painted the cabinetry green).
Kids Bathroom Blue and Green

 

But I wouldn’t paint a whole room in my home Greenery because I’m drawn to calm, peaceful rooms and a whole room painted in greenery would be too much energy for me personally.

 

What do you think about the color?

 

Hope you have a great weekend!!:-)

 

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Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

7 thoughts on “Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

  1. Dee McGuire

    Funny… I was just thinking about painting my french country styled china hutch/cabinet in a green shade of chalk paint!!! I guess I am psychic? I was unsure about doing it because I plan on selling it when I am done, but now I guess I am clear to “go for it”!

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