Introducing Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year into Your Space

02 May Introducing Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year into Your Space

By ID8 Interiors

Greenery, announced by colour company Pantone as the official colour of the year for 2017. A refreshing and revitalising shade, the colour itself was described by Pantone as a tangy yellow, green colour often seen in foliage. Adding a touch of greenery into your space is said to encourage deep breathing and reinvigoration. With the Pantone colour of the year changing annually it is important to decipher ways in which this 2017 colour can be integrated into your home or office space without being too permanent should individuals choose not to commit to the colour for a longer period of time. With this in mind ID8 Interior Designers have put together their top tips for inviting this zesty colour into your living and working spaces while being able to change the colour in the future.

Make a statement by creating a focal point using Greenery

The colour is bound to draw attention and give your space either an energised feel or a completely relaxed, fresh feel. To keep the area bright, mix in neutrals like greys, tans and deeper, darker shades of green, this will tone the space and highlight the green elements. Bring in ornaments as accent pieces with a neutral background to invite the freshness of green into your office and workspace.

Some accessories you could add include:

Scatter Cushions

This is one of the simplest, fastest, and cheapest ways to bring in the Pantone colour. Cushions and small object are the simple elements which are easily changed in the future.


If you’re slightly hesitant to add too much colour to your space try adding a colourful rug, adding colour to your floor is a subtler way to bring colour into a space.

Accessories and Throws

Throws create an inviting look and are a great way to add a pop of colour to a room, they bring warmth into your space. Add a greenery coloured throw over a neutral coloured couch, chair or an ottoman to give your space a refreshing look.

From a collection of glassware to a large dramatic vase, accessories are an easy and inexpensive way to bring in the Pantone colour of 2017 within your space.

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Photos, Artworks and Lamp Shades

Bring in colour through the art or photographs you choose or the frames they’re displayed in.

Lamp shades are one of the most unexpected ways to add colour to your home or office. A solid colour is great but, this year why not try something striped or a bold floral.

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Whether it’s one striking piece in your living room or a collection of brightly coloured chairs in your dining room or painting a selected pieces of furniture in the 2017 Pantone greens, is another way to bring colour into your home.

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Bookshelves and Flowers

Paint the inside of a bookcase to add a hint of green without it being too overpowering. Don’t forget Mother Nature when you’re deciding on ways to add Greenery to a room, plants and flowers are the easiest and least permanent way to add colour.

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One Wall or a Portion of a Wall

Use paint to highlight or create a remarkable impact and architectural interest in your home.

Curtains and Wallpaper

Curtains are an easy way to add colour which can be swapped out seasonally. Wallpaper is another way to add the annual pantone colour of the year to a space but is relatively expensive for a non-permanent feature.

Use the opportunity of bringing colour into your home to also clear excess clutter, that way you will be left feeling liberated from stress which will ultimately mirror the effect of your new colour scheme. However, don’t overdo the accents of colour in a space as it can become too heavy and lose its fresh burst of life. In order to create a decorated difference, one must think outside the box. Turning the everyday mundane objects or items into something fresh and unexpected, bringing your home to life.