The moment we’ve all been waiting for is here! The Pantone Color Institute finally announced its 2017 Color of the Year, and it is [drumroll, please] … Greenery.
The Pantone team chose the yellow-green shade because it is “symbolic of new beginnings.”
“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
In short, 2016 was a tough year. With Greenery, the color institute is hoping to bring a little zen back into everyone’s lives.
So whether you’re in need of a little R&R or you just so happen to love the color, here are a few ways you can add touches of Greenery throughout your home.
1. Cuddle up with some green pillows.
Pillows are a simple, non committal way to incorporate a new color into your home. These textured, stripe throw pillows would exude just the right amount of calm as you snuggle on your couch or bed. If you get tired of the green, it’s as easy as switching the pillows out for different ones.
2. Invest in some rejuvenating furniture.
Maybe those pillows really worked out for you, and now you need even more Greenery in your life. In that case, consider a new sofa. Greenery is supposed to symbolize rejuvenation. There’s no better place for the color than the best room of the house.
3. Make baking more relaxing than ever before.
Bakers, rejoice! The time has come to switch up your mixing game.
4. Bring some actual greenery into your home.
This is the perfect opportunity to put your green thumb to good use. Go to your local nursery, buy some new plants and get to work! If you don’t have a green thumb, that’s OK: A mini pot of faux grass will do the trick.
5. Show your pets some green love.
Don’t forget about your furry friends, y’all. They could probably use a little zen after this wild year, too. Treat your pet to a new dog bowl in this revitalizing shade.
6. Destress with a green desk.
Work can get stressful from time to time (or all of the time). Keep the calm vibes flowing by setting up a green workspace.
7. Paint a wall!
A bit of paint would definitely channel the feeling of revitalization throughout your home. Check out your local hardware stores for a close match.
8. Relax with a scented candle.
If you’re not ready to commit to Greenery in your home, but you still want to feel its revitalizing effects, we’ve got you covered. Buy yourself a grass-scented candle and allow the strangeness of 2016 to melt away.