Going Green for 2017

You may remember when I went on record and predicted that the Pantone color of the year for 2017 would be mustard so I must now go on record and say, that for the first time in a long time (when it comes to Pantone colors) my prediction was wrong...


Everyone was wrong. In fact, most people I've talked to about this color say the same thing. It's generally a chorus of "what were they thinking!?" and "I thought maybe a forest green, but this?"


Regardless of what we're saying, there's bound to be a plethora of home decor, fashion, and advertising using this color around soon, so it's time to suck it up and figure out how to work with it.

Decorating with greenery

This was tough to find some good green items that don't totally take over everything in the room. The trick here, I think, is less is more. 

The easiest way to incorporate this color is by putting in some actual foliage, whether it's real or fake. IKEA has some great fake foliage, that are cheap enough to switch out every year or so. I also liked the idea of bringing in some old wine bottles, these are from Pottery Barn and cost an arm and a leg, but you can find these in antique stores and Home Goods everywhere.

Another way to use this color would be to add it as a textile with a rug or fabric for a pillow or something on the same line... I've been in love with this fabric from minted forever. In fact, I've made a few pillows of my own out of it. The rug is from Living Spaces and is green enough to be an accent, but not overpowering.

Finally, using this color as an accent color on a wall is also an option. However, I caution thee in the color! Green can go very yellow or very muddy very quickly. The trick is to get something fresh and quippy (if a color can be quippy). I really like Potpourri Green from Benjamin Moore for this.

Good luck everyone!

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