The Pantone’s Color of the year for 2017 is a bold,grass green hue Greenery which evokes nature, springtime, and ECO-friendliness. Unlike last years’ somewhat neutral picks, such as Marsala, Rose Quartz, and Serenity, Greenery seems too bright and difficult to work with, especially into your interior design. However, there are certain ways to make Greenery work in your home, regardless of your preferred style.
Nature to nature
As the Pantone team stated, Greenery is supposed to symbolize fresh starts and reuniting with Mother Nature, so it’s only logical to pair it with other natural elements in your home. Natural materials never go out of style and there’s no better way to introduce Greenery in your home than by combining it with wood, stone, etc. It matches perfectly with any kind of wood; just imagine the beautiful combination of green and natural stone, especially in bathrooms and kitchens. Also, you can bring Greenery into your home quite literally – by getting a few house plants to freshen up your space and make your indoor air cleaner.
Paint it green
Getting a new coat of paint for your walls is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to refresh your home since you can easily change it in case you don’t like it. That’s not going to be the case with Greenerydue to the calmness the color green brings. Psychologistsclaim this happens since green is in the middle of the specter, meaning it’s a color of balance. People associate it with nature and that makes it perfect for your walls. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with it since it’s a really bright hue. Try painting an accent wall or give your bathroom a backsplash and see how it goes.
Make a statement with an accent piece
Since it’s such a bright shade, Greenery might not be for everyone,still it can do wonders to your house if you use it smartly. It’s perfect for accent pieces in any room. For instance, you can revive your living room by dressing up your sofa with cushions with green covers or your home office by introducing a green lamp to your desk. Dare to be bold and play with accents since this is one of the tricks professional designers use to decorate a house. As a matter of fact, you can learn it, too – by enrolling in an interior decoration course. You’ll learn how to add a dose of trendiness to your space by using a popular color and stay true to your style at the same time.
Say it with print
Prints and patterns are among the easiest ways to incorporate a new color into your home décor. Curtains, cushion covers, and even artworks – all of it can be a good place to start with introducing Greenery in your home. Nature-inspired art and prints are particularly popular this season, especially vintage botanical prints that will add a dose of freshness to your bedroom or living room. Patterned drapes and a green blanket on your favorite armchair, on the other hand, can create a cozy little corner for you to relax and unwind after a long day at work. Green is not only soothing for you mind but also for your eyes, so if you want your precious corner to be as serene as possible – introduce a green pattern there.
Going green i.e. being environmentally conscious in all aspects of life is not a trend anymore – it became a necessity and now you can do it quite literally in your own home and keep up with latest interior design trends at the same time. As you can see, incorporating Pantone’s pick of the year is not hard. On the contrary – it’s like letting a breeze of fresh air into your home, so just go ahead and embrace the trend.