How to Incorporate “Greenery,” Pantone’s New Color of the Year, Into Your Home


It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Crayola enthusiasts. The Pantone Color Institute has officiailly announced is prestigious Color of the Year for 2017, and it looks like Leonardo DiCaprio was right: we should all be going green.

Well, make that “greenery,” a color the institute says is symbolic of “new beginnings” (yes please – you’ve done us wrong, 2016), and is a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore, and renew.”

Kinda sounds like a perfect hue to add to your home palette, right? Design guru Jay Jeffers certainly thinks so, which is why he handpicked some greenery-inspired items to outfit your home in the new year. The one major no-no when it comes to combining colors? “Green and red,” Jeffers cautions. “it will forever feel like the holidays.”


AKMD USA-OK Chair, $395

“I love greenery mixed with black and white,” Jeffers says. “For a bold look, try painting all the trim black and the walls green!”

Rule of Three “Grasslands” Pillow, $280

“Green brings the outdoors in – select a hue that mimics the greenery outside.”

Mid-Century Green Glass Lamps, Vintage, $2,795

“I was recently in Cuba and toured Hemingway’s home there. In his study the walls were mint green and there was a single chaise lounge upholstered in navy blue. The combination was fabulous!”

Tom Faulkner Berlin Chair, $2,031. 

“As with any color, edit,” Jeffers says. “Sometimes a little goes a long way. If your upholstery is green, let that be the only greenery in the room. If your walls are green, work with complimentary colors on the furniture.”

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