We’re only 2 weeks into the “official” winter season and already I’m dreaming of Spring. It looks like our friends at Pantone are having similar longings – their 2017 Color of the Year is a bright, springy green suitably named “Greenery”. This fresh and unexpected color can bring life to your home, but can also be tricky to incorporate. We asked some top designers about their vision for Pantone’s 2017 color pick.
I definitely think Greenery feels unexpected and maybe a little shocking–especially as I stare out the window to rainy gray skies–but I like it when ideas or trends push me a little out of my own comfort zone or current thought process.
I could see people using this fresh springy green as a small pop or accent like bright piping around a dark emerald green pillow or with other jewel tones like deep blue or maroon. This unexpected combination feels fresh, youthful and hopeful as well as sophisticated and stylish.
It could also be used in a fresh casual way with yellows and whites to feel like a return to the countryside with daisies and meadows. Design has been turning away from this farmhouse style for the last several years but this color paired with white or cream feels like a country kitchen. Again, it feels youthful but calm and familiar. Lane McNab of Lane McNab Interiors Inc
I think Pantone is spot-on with their color choice this year! And their reasoning surely resonates with many of us. Technological turmoil as well as political turmoil make us crave calm and respite and nature’s color palette is an excellent antidote to chaos. Carolyn Rebuffel of Workroom C
I’ve used this color for years! It’s easily incorporated as a kitchen backsplash tile, a dining room chair, a living room pillow or throw — even a fresh duvet cover. This shade of green is very springlike and symbolizes new growth. With the unrest and discord throughout the world and our nation, this color psychologically sends a message of hope for better things. Kari McIntosh of Kari McIntosh Design
2017 is the year to go green. What better way to ring in the new year with a color that is sure to refresh and renew your space? Kendall Wilkinson of Kendall Wilkinson Design
Kendall has been using Greenery in her line of fabric with Fabricut since the line’s start!
We love this year’s choice!! Many clients are drawn to neutral colors, but it’s always fun to add bold colors for an element of surprise. We’ve been seeing a ton of vendors with items in green this season! We love the retro vibe. It can also be used for many different styles. Whether it be a dresser for a kid’s room, or a side table in a living room it adds both interest and spunk! Regan Baker of Regan Baker Design
The Pantone color of the year, Greenery, signifies seasonal change as the landscape transforms from dry earth to lush green grass. Greenery recaptures the concept of renewal in the garden, creating an electrifying palette of fresh, bright growth, projecting optimism and beauty. Katharine Webster of Katharine Webster Landscape Design
Everyone here at Modern Sanctuary wishes you a happy, healthy and colorful 2017!