Are you feeling the need for “refreshment, rejuvenation, and reassurance” in 2017?
 
According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE, their color pick for the new year ahead may help you do just that.
 
After the tumultuous, complex, and political environment of 2016, perhaps we all could use some “Greenery” in our own home.
 
This bright, energetic, and fresh shade of green reminds you immediately of the new baby leaves that burst forth in the spring.
 
“Greenery” is not the flat, dark, and dull avacado green that many of us lived with in the 70’s. It’s a happy hue that makes you think of hope and a new start; just like spring when the days become longer, brighter and the dark days of winter become a memory.
 
In Feng Shui, the meaning of green is calming, balancing, healing, relaxing, and tranquil. These are exactly the feelings we want to experience in our home. So perhaps, it’s easier “being green” than we think. After all, green is a color that nature has blessed us with and, as nature does, connects us to ourselves and one another.
 
Take a look at how these interiors have used “Greenery:”
 
 
Used here in a kitchen/breakfast area. I would advise being very sure you love and can live with this color before using it in a tile which can’t be replaced as easily as a coat of paint or a pillow.
 
 
A very complimentary color with the warm-hued wood tones used in this kitchen.
Really pretty when used with a fresh, clean, white and a touch added in the bed pillows. It’s also interesting when the color is placed on the ceiling instead of the walls.
 
Again, paired in this bathroom with lots of white.
 
Consider using in small ways such as done in these window coverings, the orchid on the table, and the decorative object on the fireplace mantle.
 
 
“Greenery” is a color that complements all of the natural shades of nature.
 
Paint brands that are similar to Pantone’s “Greenery.”
 
So what do you think? Is 2017’s color of the year one you could embrace in either small or more daring ways in your home? Let me know in the comments section.
 
Until next time…
 
Blessings from my home to yours,
 
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around
 
Photos via HOUZZ

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  1. JENNIFER PHELPS says:

    I love this color in the right place!
    Jennifer

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