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9 Ways to Bring the 2017 Colour of the Year—Greenery—Into Your Home

9 Ways to Bring the 2017 Colour of the Year—Greenery—Into Your Home

Decor & Renovation

9 Ways to Bring the 2017 Colour of the Year—Greenery—Into Your Home

The colour of 2017 is a zesty shade that calls to mind the sunny days in spring and early summer when nature’s greens have been revived.

Since 2000, Pantone has chosen a colour that’s inspired by the current cultural happenings around the world to name as “Colour of the Year.” Greenery, which the company calls “nature’s neutral,” has been named the colour of 2017. The shade is zesty and refreshing—and that’s exactly why it was picked. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, says greenery is a symbol of society’s “desire to rejuvenate and revitalize.”

This yellow-green shade talks to the theme of “environment” and today’s “go-green” movement. It’s the colour that signifies new beginnings: A year of fresh starts, healthier living, more time spent outdoors, and a rise in vegetarian trends.

On the Pantone website, the company stated that greenery is "Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of 'greenery' signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate." And one way to do so is by incorporating the shade into your home.

Greenery is probably not a colour you’re used to choosing when it comes to decor, but it’s a lot easier (and much cooler) to use in your home than you may think. Go the dramatic route and invest in a bold green sofa for a fun focal point, or simply add a hint of the energetic hue with an accessory like a vase or candle.

So, are you ready for a fresh start in 2017? Flip through the slideshow for nine ways to revive your space with greenery.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Throw Pillows

Brighten up your sofa with the addition of green throw pillows. Mix a solid green pillow with a printed one—like this fun palm version—for a playful vibe.

Velvet, $41, tonicliving.ca.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Cabinet & Drawer Knobs

Give your space an outdoorsy vibe by replacing the knobs on a cabinet or chest of drawers with these adorable green flower ones.

Floraculture Knob, US$12, anthropologie.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Velvet Sofa

This mid-century modern sofa is sure to add an artsy feel to your space. Keep the walls white and accents to a minimum for a sleek, fashion-forward look.

Chester Olive Green Sofa, $1599, article.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Candles

If you're not ready to invest in a big-ticket green item, opt for a subtle green accessory like these Rewined Candles which are made from repurposed wine bottles.

Rewined Candles, US$29, westelm.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Hanging plants

Take the colour of the year in its literal form and bring some extra greenery into your home with potted plants. Opt for this pretty hanging macramé planter for a whimsy look. 

Iris Macrame Hanging Plant, US$29, urbanoutfitters.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Linen Cupboard

Give your hallway, bathroom, or bedroom a jolt of the fresh hue with this green linen cupboard that rocks a natural feel with its wood grains and beauty mark knots.

Linen Cupboard, $399, ikea.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Glassware

Lend a zesty hand to your tabletop with a set of these green matte glasses. Team them with linens and dishes in prints and soft hues for a cheery tablescape.

Green Matte Effect Glasses, $8-10, zarahome.com.

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9 ways to incorporate the 2017 colour of the year—greenery—into your home

Vase

Punctuate a mantle, table, or kitchen counter with a bright green vase—like this one from CB2 that's been given a modern shape with its geometric design.

 Century Green Vase, US $60, cb2.com.

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