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How to use Greenery – Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year

What’s driving your design decisions? Pantone recently announced its 2017 Colour of the Year, “Greenery.” Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman says that Greenery provides “us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment…it symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Think of the colour green as another neutral to be incorporated into design. Green can bring in a feeling of nature and calmness.

Looking for ways to add Greenery into your space? Here are seven ways to incorporate Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your home:

1) Wallpaper

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Via elledecor.com

This soft green feathery wall treatment will work with almost any style. Add gold accents as pictured to dress it up or try black for a more casual look. I love the simply stated presence, and yet it is still such a statement!

2) Art
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Greenery will be appearing on walls in art as well in 2017. Choose greenery in art and uplift your space.

3) Furniture

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I give these fashionable dining chairs the green light. They provide a dash of drama with the brocade type fabric. Choose new or reupholster existing dining chairs in green and combine with wood, white, black or metals for a welcoming look. Sitting in green will help you feel calm and relaxed.

4) Table setting

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A simple and effective way to update your room is to use accents of green for your table settings. White dishes can be invigorated by uniting Greenery in glasses, napkins and floral arrangements on the dining table.

5) Lighting

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Kartel combines high style and simplicity with this light fixture. Get a green glow in your space by adding a pop of colour in a hanging pendant.

6) Paint

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Via elledecor.com

Paint a feature wall in a bright green or go bold in a dining room, powder room or bedroom. There is a good chance that this feel good colour will renew your energy. Paint is an easy way to change up your space and is a great tool in providing a whole new feeling in a room.

7) Accessories

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For inspiration and more ideas on how to use Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year check out our Pinterest board.

Jo-Ann Capelaci is president and principal interior designer of Colours & Concepts Inc. The award winning company specializes in model homes and colour and upgrade selections for builders. They have been helping new home buyers choose finishes for their homes for over 20 years. Jo-Ann is dedicated to helping new home buyers create a model home feeling in their new home. Look for future articles on other topics to assist in decorating and designing your new home.

Feature image via mysoulfulhome.com

By Jo-Ann Capelaci
source: http://blog.newinhomes.com