The top colour trend for 2017 – introducing Pantone’s Greenery

So, what is ‘Greenery’?

Zesty, fresh and revitalising – these are just a few words to describe the pantone colour this year, ‘Greenery’.

Described as a ‘snapshot’ of our current global culture, mood and attitude, Pantone annually selects a colour of the year, which in the past has included everything from ‘Rose Quartz’ pink, ‘Radiant Orchid’ purple to vibrant ‘Tangerine Tango’ orange. These beautiful shades, amongst others, have led the way for designers and home owners planning their interiors for decades.

So, what does ‘Greenery’ mean for 2017 style and interior design, we speak to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, to get the inside story on this year’s must have colour trend: “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Symbolising the rejuvenating first days of spring, and illustrating the lushness of the great outdoors, ‘Greenery’ asks consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Here’s the Keepmoat team’s top design picks using this beautiful shade, to help you create a stylish and fresh look to your new home.

Comfort in style

If more muted tones are your forte, then don’t feel put off by the vibrancy of this new colour design. Instead, why not add a splash of ‘Greenery’ to your room with some soft furnishings? We love these fabulous large cushions from Redbubble, which would look fresh and modern against grey or white walls. We particularly like this look with copper accessories – you can find some fabulous ‘on trend’ pieces in Next.


Image Credit: Redbubble large cushion – £27.68

What’s for dinner?

Not ready to go all out with this particular hue? Then how about introducing ‘Greenery’ to your kitchen accessories? Green is a calming colour, perfect when prepping for those stressful dinner parties! These Pantone bowls from House of Fraser make a great quirky lunch set, whilst the Sintra Dinnerware Set from Habitat is perfect for more ‘grown-up’ dinners.

dinner set

Image copy: Sintra Dinnerware Set – £95

Let there be light

Recommended for living rooms, this Isaac Green Desk Lamp from B&Q looks great in any room. This on-trend retro look makes quite the statement with its striking green colour, and at just £23 is both fashionable and affordable.

If your home boasts a more industrial look, why not consider the mini pendant light from Wayfair. This particular piece has just a hint of green, giving your kitchen a subtle nod to Pantone’s 2017 colour of choice.


Out with the old…

Calling all fans of upcycling! Dare to be different and steer away from muted greys and duck egg blue – it’s time to go green. Be it an Emerald City inspired chest of drawers or a quirky bed frame, ‘Greenery’ can really put the spring into your spring cleaning. Try out Annie Sloan’s chalk paint ‘Antibes’ for a similar, great quality, hue.


Have you jumped on the Pantone bandwagon yet? We’d love to hear your ideas below!


Feature image credit: Flickr


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