Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – Greenery!

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

(Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – Photo by Barker O’Donoghue Master Builders)

Well, the decision has been made, and the choice for Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is (drum roll please…) Greenery! While I am not yet sure if I am a fan of of this color choice, I must admit that it certainly makes a statement. So, I went searching to find a few rooms that have used this color with great success, and this is what I found.

 Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year…

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

As you can see from the color swatch provided by Pantone, this green is a very outdoorsy  sort of color. However, it is nothing like the warm earthy tones of the past. Instead, think more of your veggie garden. This color would blend right in next to those leafy greens. From my perspective, this green is somewhere between a lime green and a celery green. So, let’s see how it looks on the inside.

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – Accents…

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

(Photo by Benjamin Moore)

Benjamin Moore seems to like this color trend splashed in with the gray neutrals that we are used to. If you already have a neutral base for your color palette, adding a few splashes of “greenery” accents should be pretty easy to do.

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – Paint Colors…

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year
(Photo by Suzan J Designs)

If you are looking to incorporate this color into your paint scheme, consider Benjamin Moore’s Rosemary Green. It is right there within the range and looks quite vibrant on a wall.

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

(Photo by Wyant Architecture)

A few other options within close range to this hue is BM’s Huntington Green and BM’s Sweet Pea paint colors. (Notice that these greens tend to give a room a bit of a retro look).

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year

(Photo by Greg Natale)

If a slightly muted version is more to your liking, BM’s Green Thumb or BM’s Napa Vineyards may be more to your liking. Both are nice colors, but still fall in this range for Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year.

Final Thoughts…

So, while I have yet to make up my mind on Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year choice, I do find that the colors work well with any room. In the meantime,  I shall let all of you lovely readers decide on this . So let me know! Yay or Nay?

To see last years choice for color(s) of the year, check out Pantone’s Serenity and Rose Quartz!