Last month Pantone revealed its colour of the year 2017 – Greenery. Pantone describes Greenery as a ‘fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring’.

Decorate with Pantone's colour of the year 2017 - Greenery

Pic: Pantone

Greenery is a bright, happy colour, but my first reaction to it was, “Isn’t it too bold? Too strong? Won’t it be ‘too much’ if used as the main decor colour?”  As Pantone interestingly points out, Greenery is ‘nature’s neutral’. Have you ever thought a dense jungle or a lush green meadow to be ‘too green’? Have you ever thought that the sky, the earth, any animal, bird or flower of any colour, ‘doesn’t go with the green’?

That makes it easy to decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017. By itself, it adds a bright freshness to any space. Or you could combine it with other colours to break the monotony. So here are 23 ways to use Greenery in your home.

Decorate With Greenery, Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 

Use Greenery for Your Surface Finishes: 

You could use Greenery on any of the surfaces in the room.

(1) Paint your walls in Greenery: You could use a plain wash of the colour, or a textured finish on the wall.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: admagazine

(2) Use the colour in tiles.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Lushome

(3) Greenery on the floor can be a surprising new look.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Billet Collins

(4) You can even use it on the ceiling, with a coat of paint or wallpaper as seen in this picture.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Chatfield Court

Use Greenery on Furniture:

(5) Start with the outside of your home… paint your gates and doors in Greenery.

Pics: French Tangerine and Tiny White Daisies

(6) Greenery on your kitchen counter top.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Houzz

(7) Not renovating your kitchen? Repaint or relaminate a few of the cabinet shutters and get Greenery into your home anyway.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Houzz

(8) You could use the repaint trick on any existing cabinets and showcases.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: The Pink Clutch

(9) Paint the kids’ bed in Greenery and brighten up their room instantly.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: House of Turquoise

Use Greenery in Furnishings:

So you’re not interested in a major renovation but still want the year’s latest look. Here are easier ways to add Greenery to your home.

(10) Use wallpaper to add the colour to any room.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Aventure Deco

(11) Add green drapes to a neutral room, and suddenly your room is all about Greenery!

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Pinterest

(12) Include Greenery in your bedding.

Pic: Fab-U-Less Spaces and Cottages & Bungalows

(13) Green upholstery on your sofas and chairs is an easy way to get the colour into your living room.

Pic: Devon Rachel and Thibaut

(14) Reupholster your dining chairs for the same effect in your dining room.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Decor Pad

Add Green Accessories:

Upholstery… Curtains… way too difficult. You are looking for a quick fix. If low cost, zero time is what you want, then these are decorating tips for you.

(15) Throw in a green rug, and see how it changes your room instantly.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Redo Home + Design

(16) Or put some cushions and a green throw on your sofa.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Stone Gable

(17) Add a fresh flower arrangement with lots of Greenery to complete the look.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: The Fuller View

(18) Candles are another easy add on. You could use green candles, or green around your candles!

Pic: Chic on a Shoestring and The Bottom of the Ironing Basket

(19) Get gorgeous green crockery to transform your dining area.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: loveliegreenie

(20) All sorts of green accessories to ‘greenify’ your kitchen.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Blue Tea

(21) A green shower curtain will add Greenery to your bathroom.

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Target

(22) Also, green towels and rugs!

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: Dan 330

Actual Greenery!

Okay, this now is REALLY the easiest decorating trick… and we’re back to my fave decor accessory!

(23) Plants, plants, and lots of plants! In your living and dining room…

Pic: @mmvintage59 and Centsational Girl

In your bedroom and kitchen…

Pics: @urbanjungleblog and Popsugar

And even in your bathroom!

Decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017

Pic: The Jungalow

So there you have it, 23 ways to decorate with Greenery, Pantone colour of the year 2017. From ideas for renovating to easy add-ons, its all there. Here’s to giving your home the 2017 look. Let me know how it goes and share your transformations and ideas with us!

Happy decorating!

Until next time,

 

23 Ways to Decorate With Greenery, Pantone Colour of the Year 2017
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2 thoughts on “23 Ways to Decorate With Greenery, Pantone Colour of the Year 2017

  • January 9, 2017 at 8:56 am
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    The green looks cool.
    It is always inviting.

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    • January 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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      I agree! It’s a bright, refreshing, happy colour. 🙂

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