Well, a new year means a new color of the year. This year Pantone has declared Greenery to be that hue. They declare it to be a color of new beginnings, life affirming, which in nature it surely is, where greens represent rejuvenation.
After the color was announced by the Pantone Color Institute, social media did not embrace it with lots of enthusiasm. It had already made it’s appearance on the fashion runway, and we can expect to see it in interior design as well.
According to Laurie Pressman, vice president with Pantone Color Institute,Pantone’s team’s around the world typically spends the year studying trends in fashion, consumer products, social media and technology. It looks for influences that best describe the current mood of society and picks a color to reflect those elements. source. So although they declare it, the color is already making itself seen. My personal feeling is that fashion sets the tone for what we can expect, and pantone recognizes it. It has already appeared in cars and in makeup. I like green, but I have to admit that I wasn’t excited at first when I received the announcement. All I could imagine was back to the 60’s (70’s?) when green shag carpet and green bamboo patterned wallpaper was everywhere. However, when I thought about where I had already seen it, it appeared as fresh, crisp and modern. So don’t give up yet.
So let’s take a look at the color and how it is now being used or can be used.
Below I offer the many color pathways for adding a bit of Greenery to your decor. From a little to a lot, there are colors that almost all of us could work with. I hope they might inspire you.
One of the design “trends” this year is vines and plants in the home. I think they should always have a place in some part of your home, so I hope I have inspired you to look at this green in a new or different way, and perhaps find a place for it in your home. I would be willing to bet, if you begin to look around you now you will see a lot of it in many places you frequent. Now maybe you will notice and look at it with different eyes and appreciation.
Thanks for stopping by. laters, charisse