January 5, 2017
Every year Pantone releases the much-anticipated color of the year. After careful consideration, watching the world around us and noticing subtle shifts in design trends Pantone selects “Greenery” as the New Year’s color.
We’re all glued to our electronic devices, but more and more we feel called back to our roots, to nature. While it’s a classic spring and summer color, green can and should be used year-round! Pantone has provided 10 palette samples to show that this isn’t a seasonal color, it can be paired with light pastels, earthy neutrals, and even bold jewel tones! This yellow-green tone is bright and inspiring, but calm and neutral enough to use with almost any palette in any home at any time of year! Check out some of these designer spaces showcasing the variety of looks you can achieve with Greenery.
What we love about Greenery is its versatility in interior design and in artwork. We’ve pulled together drastically different environments and curated them with our favorite artworks to illustrate just how adaptable the color can be with any design style. Just wait until you see how different artworks can transform the same interior!
2016 favored a throwback to the 70s with bohemian inspired textiles for a laidback ambiance. This year pillow patterns are taking on a floral edge and leafy decor is still at the forefront of this trend, but we love the pairing of clean lines of room furnishings.
Along with the color of the year, Pantone always releases the Spring 2017 Color Report! The other colors include vibrant shades of pink and orange as well as more tame, natural shades of blue, green, and nude. We’re seeing this natural spectrum more often in color trends as people lean more towards an understated pop of color, a reflection of minimalist and nature-inspired design. Trends are moving away from fascination with the exotic and more yearning for something that feels like home.
The 2017 Pantone doesn’t have to be center stage in the room. Selecting work with small doses of Greenery leaves an opportunity to play with the softer hues in the Spring color report. Pairing Pantone’s Pale Dogwood with Primrose Yellow and Black gives subtle color to minimalist interiors.
“Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals [us] to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. (Pantone)” Green is also a symbol of health and wellness, inspiring positivity, and healing in healthcare environments.
Fun Fact: Green has historically been used in healing practices by Ancient Egyptians and Chinese because it is midway through the color spectrum and therefore a color of balance and harmony as well as the earth. Studies have shown green to have a positive effect on blood pressure and heart conditions, which might be why it’s also the color linked to the heart chakra in Eastern meditative practices.
While Jennifer Rosengarten’s work (top) work fills the space with zen energy and promotes productivity, Daniel Sroka’s (bottom) photographs promote tranquility.
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While warm and inviting, the 2017 Pantone is sophisticated and sleek when paired with bold colors like black and navy. Watch how this entry way is enlivened with a bold pop of color.
“Ultimately, Greenery calls to mind the ‘re-’ words: refresh, revive, restore, renew, replenish, regenerate, rejuvenate, reinvigorate, re-oxygenate. Design is an outlet for all of these fresh beginnings. And the yellow pigment in Greenery references the sun, the symbolic light that people need in these times.” – Forbes
With the universal need to take a step back and breathe, we’re confident this color choice is going to resonate with everyone this year. We’re going to see the 2017 Pantone Greenery make a bold statement in interior design, logo and graphic design, fashion trends, and everywhere in between! Who doesn’t love new beginnings and a fresh start?