Pantone Colour of the Year: How to Use Greenery This 2017 in Your Home

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Backyard DesignPantone, the world’s colour authority has announced Greenery as the colour of the year. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director states that this colour offers reassurance and a semblance of calm amidst everything that’s going on in the world and represents the connection people are looking for with one another, nature, and the higher purpose.

Judging from the bold, yet calming nature of Greenery, many homeowners will be looking to incorporate this colour in home designs this 2017. The question is, how?

Below are some ideas: 

  • Artwork – You could opt for paintings or prints with subtle hints of greenery or bolder ones with greenery being the main attraction. You could even consider greenery frames for framing artwork.
  • Wallpaper – Opt for an understated greenery effect on the wallpaper. You could then add some gold accents for a dressier and feminine approach or black accents for a more dramatic effect.
  • Accessories – If you’re not too convinced with greenery yet, start small. Add small splashes of it to your table setting, some plants, and floral arrangements, and if you like it, go bolder — throws, rugs, curtains, bed sheets, and pillowcases.
  • Furniture – Consider updating your dining room with greenery chairs or upholstery, perhaps in a brocade or silk fabric. An added bonus, sitting in greenery chairs would help you feel more relaxed and calm. Or you could also opt for a velvet couch in greenery.
  • Lighting – Get that subtle greenery glow through tinted, hanging pendant lights, lamp shades, sconces, chandelier, or even candles.
  • Paint – Paint an accent or a feature wall in greenery — maybe in the bathroom, dining room, bedroom or your walk-in closet. According to Gavin Chan Decorators Limited, painting is an easy approach to changing up your space without drastic renovations.

If you have been looking to use greenery in your home but don’t know how, remember these hacks. Just make sure that it doesn’t overpower your home’s overall design aesthetic, so that you could create stress-free, relaxing spaces in your home.