A blue-green wood frame with rich brown rub-through is both youthfully fresh and serene. Classic print pillows in blue and green like this ikat, take this sleek chair in whatever direction pleases you. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.
Spring comes early this year with “Greenery,” a fresh and zesty yellow-green that Pantone has chosen as 2017 Color of the Year.
Selected in recognition of our fast-growing awareness of nature’s essential value in our lives, Greenery invites consumers to “take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”
To which we would add, “Decorate!”
Greenery can evoke a tropical ocean or an English garden, depending on what other colors are in the scheme, but the feeling is always crisp and nature-loving. Photos: Sam Moore Furniture.
Greenery, Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017, is youthful, versatile and a reflection of our growing appreciation for the natural world. Photo: Pantone.com
Greenery can add a pop of zest within the room, regardless of the overall color scheme, as seen with the green painting in this room using black and white in the furnishings and soft rose walls. Photo: Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.
In view of science that shows a host of mental ills are eased by the great outdoors, Leatrice Eiseman of Pantone says, “The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.”
Here, Greenery plays well with bright coral-red, kumquat, lime, poppy and Jacobean. Fabric: Sam Moore Furniture
Verdigris blue-green, such as the finish on this Sanctuary Box-on-Stand, is way to bring spring green indoors. Keep things cool with accents like this pale blue throw–or add a print pillow with warm and cool hues for extra comfort and dash. Photo: Hooker Furniture
The craving for nature is reflected by “the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally,” Pantone’s Eiseman said. “A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront — it is an omnipresent hue around the world.”
Warm gray/taupe is always elegant. Paired with ice blue and spring green, it’s surprising and chic. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.
The Twirl Sofa in a spring green leather energizes a room in a way that’s sophisticated as well as fresh. Photo: Bradington-Young Furniture.
The beautiful thing about green is that its neutral but lively. A simple switch of pillows creates a whole new look. Pillows: Overstock.com
From a design perspective, green is nature’s neutral, so even a lively shade like “Greenery” works and plays well with others. Sandi Teague, vice president of upholstery at Hooker Furniture, says, “Greenery blends beautifully with many hues. It pairs well with multiple shades of blue, from aqua to turquoise to navy. It also looks great with warm gray hues for a more neutral approach.”
Blue and white may be the world’s most popular color scheme, and when the blue is brilliant aqua, warmed with a touch of spring green, the feeling is irresistible. Photo: Sam Moore Furniture.
The Sheridan Chest pairs an upbeat green finish over highly-figured sycamore veneers and interlocking hardware for an inspired design. Photo: Cynthia Rowley for Hooker Furniture.
The message for 2017 is clear and clean: It’s all about the green — and whatever you pair with it. Heart-lifting as an accent, calming as a neutral, the message of green is what we need now and for the future.