How to Decorate with Pantone’s 2017’s Key Colour – Greenery

This year Pantone has announced its 2017 key colour and this time it’s nothing pastel or sweet – it’s a neon and zesty colour: “Greenery”, a shade between green and yellow. This isn’t an easy colour to handle but we are here to help you to blend it into your interior.

Mimicking green tones found in nature yet enhanced with a youthful touch, here’s how Pantone describes the 2017 Colour of the Year: “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

The Greenery palette is wonderful to work with. If you don’t want any serious changes, you can incorporate textiles in Greenery colour into your décor. Curtains, pillows, bedding, blankets, rugs and upholstery will make your interiors very stylish and bold.

It’s also a very budget-friendly solution. This colour is definitely eye-catching so don’t be excessive with it. The key to a successful styling with Greenery is simplicity.

For window dressing, this is a wonderful colour to use as well. Easily interchangeable, curtains make a bold statement while also drawing your eye from floor to ceiling, adding height to your space. If you want to use this colour for a feature or accent wall, as the kitchen backsplash or for your bathroom walls, it is definitely the perfect choice as it can refresh and energize you.

It’s ideal to match it with off-whites and warm neutrals for a serene vibe, or if you are going for a modern look, bright white injects a fun, contemporary feel instantly. It’s especially nice in kitchens as well as entries and hallways – you can use this colour to transition between different room palettes.

You don’t need to only apply this colour on the wall or for your furnishings, as you can simply add real greenery to bring this trend into your home. Great choices are big leafy plants like Bamboo Palm, Yucca, Dracaena Reflexa, Chinese Evergreen and Spider Plant.

Words & images contributed by Curtainsplace