New Year, New Hue

Design Duel: Bedding Style, Crisp vs. Relaxed #home #bedroom: Each year, color queen Pantone reveals their choice for color of the year. And in 2017, they pulled inspiration from nature with PANTONE 15-0343 GREENERY.

It’s a color they describe as “a life-affirming shade…emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. 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.”

That might be a little much, but for this urban hippie, it’s a color that I can definitely vibe with. That said, it’s not for everyone. But there is something to be said for bringing the outside in. And as the cold, dark winter months take hold, it’s also a great way to bring all the feels of spring and summer home.

Not sure how to use it? Maybe not a full accent wall, but start with a pillow or even a chair. And think creatively. One of the hottest trends I see right now in fashion and in furnishing is with the palm print. These oversized leaves aren’t just green, but they’re timeless. I could as easily imagine it in a home in the 1920s as I could today. It’s a bold, large-scale pattern with no end and no beginning.

Not ready to commit? Think about climbing plants. Also hot right now, and totally in check with the “green” theme. It’s as easy as anchoring a floating shelf and letting the ivy do the rest.

Bottom-line, anytime you can bring nature in it’s a good thing (which I’m sure you’ve heard me say before). There’s just something about connecting to Mother Earth that I think is good for the soul, and for the harmony in a home.

But what about that color of the year? Does that mean it’s something you should consider? It depends. The main thing is to not take these things too seriously. And to remember your home is a reflection of you and your styles. So if green isn’t your thing, try something else.

So as we make our way into a new year, my primary piece of advice is not necessarily around color, but around peace and happiness. Find and do what makes you feel ready to take on a new day. That may or not be in a pretty little shade of green.







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