5 Best Ideas for Using Pantone's Color of the Year in Your Home

It’s always exciting when Pantone announces its Color of the Year! If you look in design magazines and in retail settings, you see the color trend popping up everywhere. So let’s take a look at the Color of the Year for 2017

I, for one, am excited about the color choice. Interestingly, I’ve also learned that this color appeared at times of major cultural shifts, including the suffrage movement and flapper era of the 1920s and the war and racial justice protest movements and psychedelia of the '60s and '70s. According to an AP article, Greenery is in contrast to the 2016 soft, serenity-inducing dual choices of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Here are 5 ways to use this “fresh and zesty” color — aptly named Greenery.

Bathe your walls in it, and hang colorful, energetic artwork against it. 

Choose small but impactful amounts, like a side table or an accessory. 

Pair it with black for an unstoppably gorgeous duo. 

Experiment with a variety of shades — and bring it even more to life by including actual greenery!

Freshen up a small bathroom and make it feel airy and bright.

"It's been there during times of bold change, when people are exploring," says Laurie Pressman, Pantone’s vice president.

So where and how will you incorporate Greenery in YOUR home?