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2017 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: GREENERY

Inspired by nature, revitalization, and hope, The Pantone Institute has announced Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year. “Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate”…

Inspired by nature, revitalization, and hope, The Pantone Institute has announced Greenery as the 2017 Color of the Year.

“Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate” says Pantone. “Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

The announcement came at no surprise given the amount of emerald green I saw during High Point Market back in October. However, 2017’s it color is described as a “fresh, zesty yellow-green” as in the shade you’re likely to see in spring.

Thank goodness we won’t have to wait until next season to reap the benefits of a color synonymous with revival, restoration, and renewal. Greenery is already available in fabrics, furnishings, and accessories. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

FABRICS

1| Vientiane Ikat, SCHUMACHER 2| Soft Squares—Green Grass, Robert Allen Design   3| Linen Lime, LACEFIELD DESIGNS 4| Janta Bazaar—Citron Green, THIBAUT  5| Treads—New Leaf, KRAVET

FURNISHINGS



GREENERY IN HOMES

What better way to immerse yourself into hope and nature than to incorporate it into your home’s decor?

Peter Rogers

Peter Roger’s Antebellum living room feels as if it were literally dipped into the color of the year. Its monochromatic palette makes Greenery almost feel like a neutral…almost.

In 2011, Dallas-based Julie Hayes was featured in Veranda Magazine for her work in a restored Greek-Revival Home. Goes to show that green is classic, not trendy.

Julie Hayes via Veranda

You can always count on Lindsey Coral Harper to deliver a cheerful space. The walls are painted Stem Green by Benjamin Moore.

IN OTHER NEWS…

Did you catch my interview on Ballard Designs’ How to Decorate podcast? My husband found it pretty entertaining and informative. He’s a little biased so I’d love to hear what you think! Check it out by clicking here…or listen via iTunesStitcher, or Google Play. You’ve got options, Baby!

My interview starts at 17:21.

Hope everyone is geared up to have a fantastic Christmas! FOUR MORE DAYS!

x,

Erika

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