Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations.—Pantone
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year Greenery is almost like a visual sigh of relief we seek in every aspect of life. It’s the fresh air we breathe in the garden, and a relaxing corner in the office. It’s the plant-based diet we’re setting a goal for, as well as the larger-than-life perspective that helps us connect with other people and beings.
So what does that mean for home decoration and fashion? Instead of going all green, follow Pantone’s advice and pair the neutral, transitional Greenery with interesting color schemes to create diverse styles from low-key to bold, from urban to natural. Let’s check them out.
Pantone Color Schemes
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How about using the color inspiration to dress up your dishes? Be a bit nostalgic with Rose Quartz and Serenity, or dare to contrast the natural green color with saturated purple or coral. Experiment with unexpected combinations, like matching healthy spinach noodle with Sichuan spicy sauce!
2. Forest Floor
Earthy tones are great backdrops to highlight the revitalizing Greenery. It works when you’d like to stay with natural materials and neutral dyes, but don’t mind welcoming spring with the Color of the Year.
3. Rev It Up
From spring to summer, vibrant, fruity colors will keep you in good mood. Personally, we think bright, warm colors bring the most energy to Greenery, which can sometimes be a little too calm and peaceful. This palette can whet your appetite too, whether you’re eating veggie bowls or fried chicken!
This palette to us brings out the mysterious beauty of the earth and sea—seafoam, mermaids, gemstones. It simply says, breathe, imagine, and fly! Sticking with similar hues also makes a lot of fashion sense. Pair up your accessories, wear them in nature and enjoy how it all comes together—including your reinvigorated spirit.
5. Moody Blooms
Not a common combination, but refreshing Greenery paired with black will give new looks to both urban interiors and greenery-filled homes. Add other moody tones for a sophisticated palette that could also spice up your fall decors.
6. Deep Rooted
Consider Greenery in functional accessories—Shibaful goes as far to make the entire phone case Greenery. Paired with natural materials like leather and kraft paper fabric, and it will fit right into a startup office or a chic coffee shop. Amp up the spring anticipations with brighter colors like white or floral tones.
7. Calm It Down
What are your Greenery inspirations?
Putting greenery to work