Anyone else excited about the announcement of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year? According to Pantone, this year the spring-green hue, “Greenery,” is all about new beginnings. I am OK with that. Today I’m sharing a few tips on how to incorporate greenery into your space. - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery[Photo Credit: Pantone]

Greenery is a happy color. It’s also a great neutral.  It works well with white, can stand on it’s own or work as an accent color. Here are a few small (and big) ways you can incorporate the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year – Greenery – into your home.

Plants – Natures Greenery

Not surprisingly, one of the first ways to incorporate greenery into your home is by adding, well, greenery. For us plant parents we’ve been onto this for quite a while. Green has always been on the periphery of style. It truly is ‘nature’s neutral.”  All the same, how fun that its time has finally arrived. 🙂 - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

You can pick up a houseplant or succulent in most grocery stores these days or you can head on over to your local plant nursery. Succulents and lots of houseplants need very little water and don’t require tons and tons of light to grow. Don’t be afraid to ask someone at the store for info about the plant’s needs! Tip: Have a friend that’s into succulents too? Try sharing pieces of your succulents with each other to start new plants. Simply press the succulent baby into soil and water.

Or forego the real thing completely! Faux plants work just was well. You can check out this post for all of the details about how to add greenery with succulents.


Another really easy way to add the 2017 Color of the Year is with textiles. This is an easy way to try out this trend if you aren’t sure about fully committing. You can try it out on pillows, linens, curtains or throws to infuse greenery without a huge investment. - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

[Photo Credit: Greenhouse Fabrics]

Looking for a few color pairing ideas? Check out Pantone’s website for great greenery palettes.

Accent Furniture

If green is already a color that you like, 2017 is a good year to fianlly splurge on a piece of chic green accent furniture like the Haute House Tiffany Damask Chair below (oh la la). Or, try out a more budget-friendly option and DIY an upholstered headboard. There are plenty of tutorials online. Tip: Don’t overlook green painted furniture, with the right styling a distressed green accent table could be exactly the think you need to complete your look. - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery [Photo Credit: Haute House]

Paint + Wallpaper

If green is a color you already LOVE, let 2017 be the year that you GO ALL IN. The zesty green hues of this years color of the year are so fun that if you really love this color it’s time to express it in a major way.

My aunt has the coolest Florida home and has had a happy green bathroom for years. She’s totally a trend setter. - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Speaking of trend setters, have you seen Justina Blakeney’s wallpaper line with Hygge & West? I’m especially loving this Nana (Jungle) print with vibrant green leaves. Whether you want to use a little, or a lot, taking the color of the year to the walls is a style YES! - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery

Nana (Jungle)
[Photo Credit: Justina Blakeney via Hygge & West]

Tip: If you aren’t ready to fully commit, you can accomplish a less-permant look with a tapestry like the one below from Urban Outfitters - Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year: Greenery [Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters]

Can’t wait to see how you incorporate this fun color into your homes this year. Share your photos with #decormademedoit to be featured!

2 Comments on Go Green in 2017 – Here’s How

  1. Tammy Katz
    01/09/2017 at 1:22 pm (3 years ago)

    What an awesome article!!! I love it!! Thanks for the great tips …really made me smile 🙂

    • admin
      01/09/2017 at 8:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you for stopping by Tammy! Glad you liked the article and thanks so much for letting me include your fun green bathroom!


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