Greenspiration: How to Decorate with the PANTONE 2017 Colour of the Year

In case you haven’t heard, PANTONE have announced their colour of the year 2017 and it is called ‘Greenery’ (see what it looks like here). I was a little surprised at first – I guess I had expected something more neutral. However, PANTONE explained their reason for picking this colour, saying that it “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature…”. It makes sense.

Now before you think of painting your walls green (I hope not), I’ve included a few ideas below on how to incorporate green into your home. Scroll to the bottom for some tips on how to get the look.

(Image: Remodelista)

(Image: Muuto)

(Image: Desire to Inspire)

(Image: my scandinavian home)

(Image: Style Files)

(Image: The Sweetest Digs)

(Image: IKEA via The Wonder Forest)

(Image: Pop Sugar)

(Image: SF Girl by Bay)

(Image: The Glitter Guide)

(Images: Hus & Hem)

(Image: Roomed)

Get the Look

Of course, not every single example above is the exact shade of PANTONE’s Greenery but these should give you a fairly good idea of how to use green in your decor without overdoing it. Here are some more tips on how to get the look:

  • Use green as an accent, rather than making it the dominant colour. It is a very strong colour, so you only need a little bit to make it stand out.
  • Green pairs well with neutrals (think beige, cream, grey and white). PANTONE also provides some colour pairing ideas on their website.
  • Now is the time to incorporate real greenery into your home – in other words, invest in some indoor plants. These are are some ones to consider.
  • To bring a pop of green to a room without spending too much, paint an old piece of furniture green (such as in the second last photo).
  • Green goes well with other natural elements such as wood (especially light wood), cotton rope and paper.

Shop the look with our products:

  1. Floor Cushion – Leaves
  2. Designer Extension Lead
  3. Pear Print
  4. Black & Copper Plant Hanger
  5. Natural Basket
  6. Cube Desk Lamp – Plywood
  7. Glass Dispenser Bottle
  8. Cacti Scatter Cushion
  9. Leafy Scatter Cushion

And if there are any other products you would like to see from us in the new year (green or not), feel free to let us know in the comments!

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