Over the past 17 years, Pantone has chosen the color of the year — one that they feel reflects the current cultural climate. Once the color of the year is chosen, you’ll see it influence design trends across the board, including fashion, events, interior design, and more.
The color for 2017 is a yellow-green hue known as “Greenery.” This grounded, youthful hue is vibrant and bright that will work well in many color combinations. Let’s take a look at where we’ll see Greenery in 2017, and how an experienced painting contractor in Alpharetta can revitalize the look of your home when you bring in the color of the year.
Using a Paint Color as a Neutral
Don’t be intimidated by Greenery’s cheerful yellow-green brightness — its connection to the natural environment makes it pair well with a variety of other colors as a neutral. You can incorporate it into a color scheme of other green and blue tones to create a look that draws the outside in. Brown and plum earth tones are also supported by Greenery.
Making a Statement with a Neutral Color Palette
Any room with a neutral color palette will benefit from a pop of this invigorating green — how big or small you go is up to you. It can blend with your current color scheme in by appearing in throw pillows, drapery or plants.
Greenery would go well as a trim color, especially in a room with blue or grey tones on the wall. It also makes a bold statement as an accent wall, creating an inviting focal point that will energize any room.
Don’t be afraid to embrace Greenery as a whole-room paint color, especially when it’s supported by neutrals, deep greys, brighter yellows, or earth tones. Any space that gets a lot of natural light will compliment this color, which is reminiscent of a bright spring day.
Working Alongside Other Colors of the Year
Pantone isn’t the only one who names a color of the year, and Greenery pairs well with some other color of the year choices. Sherwin-William’s color of the year is a versatile, warm neutral called Poised Taupe. The two complement each other, especially with Poised Taupe as the dominant color and Greenery used as an accent or trim color.
PPG’s Violet Verbena takes a cue from Pantone’s 2016 color of the year picks — Rose Quartz and Serenity. It’s a delicate blend of grey and violet that goes well with a variety of design choices. If you paint your walls with this intriguing shade, Greenery would add a pop of vibrancy when used in the décor.
Revitalize Your Home with the Right Paint Color
If you want a versatile hue that can be both bold and calming, look no further than Greenery. The team at J. Stevens Painting features knowledgeable and enthusiastic paint specialists who are eager to help you bring your paint dreams to life. Give us a call today to get started on your free estimate to see how you can bring the color of the year into your home in 2017.