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How to use Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year in your home

Decorating with Pantone's Color of the Year

Bree here, from Home Zone Furniture.

To celebrate the start of 2017, invite the outdoors in with Pantone’s newly announced Color of the Year, Greenery. Known as “nature’s neutral,” Greenery is at once a zesty attention-catcher and an earthy, grounding tone.

Sprinkle Greenery throughout your home in small or large doses to bring the refreshing beauty of nature inside during 2017 and beyond. Of course, there’s no limit to the number of ways you could incorporate the shade du jour into your home decor, but these are some of the ideas I look forward to trying!

Front door

Have a wooden door? Make a stylish statement this year by painting your front door with Greenery. Not only will this bright, happy color make your home stand out, but it will emphasize the green hues in your landscaping, too. It’s no secret that color has a huge impact on us, so just imagine the positive effects this cheerful shade will have on your mood as you walk across the threshold every day.


If you’re cautious about incorporating a new color into your decor, picking up a few ceramics in Greenery is an easy way to experiment. Outside, place pots by your front or back door and fill them with overflowing vines. You’ll love the way the green pots enhance your plants! Inside, try green appetizer or dinner plates to bring just the right amount of green to your dinner table — no salad required!

Throw pillows

Give your living room a burst of energy with a few Greenery throw pillows. I tend to swap out throw pillows depending on the season, but you’ll find that this shade of green will last you all year. To take it from January to December, simply add in other pillows, blankets or decorative details in complementary colors as the seasons change.

Accent wall

Make an impact on your home by painting an accent wall or a small space with Greenery. When it comes to this bright, fresh shade, you’ll see that a little goes a long way. Paint a wall in the guest bedroom so your guests can arrive and wake up in a energetic, revitalizing space. To see Greenery more regularly, paint your entryway or mudroom in this trendy hue. I can’t imagine a more seamless color transition from the outdoors in!

Green thumb

Last, but certainly not least, incorporate Pantone’s chosen color into your home with authentic greenery. From the living room to the library, try a combination of hanging and potted plants for a true natural element. Many houseplants, from succulents to devil’s ivy, not only add some refreshing, Pantone-approved color to your interior, but they purify the air as well.

What are your thoughts on the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year?


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