A blend of citric yellow and refreshing green, this particular green hue suggests positivity, hope and new beginnings. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute when introducing the color to the world.
Greenery is known as an invigorating color whose presence proves to have a desirable effect on well-being and overall healthy state of mind. As Laurie Pressman, vice president at the Pantone Color Institute explained, “Greens help our heartbeat to slow down, help us to breathe and pull ourselves away from a world tied to flat screens and immerse ourselves in the physical beauty of the natural world.”
Unlike a richer, jewel-toned green that signifies luxury, Greenery is a simpler shade with a yellow undertone that is more suggestive of minimalism rather than opulence and of modern elegance instead exaggerated flamboyance. Pantone 15-0343 is this year’s neutral and can be used as such in any space and within the context of many stylistic twists.
In interior design, Greenery is perhaps too bold to be the main color, and is better utilized as an accent and a complement to a variety of color schemes from cooler to warmer tones. It is also the perfect color to interject into any space through its literal interpretation, in the form of actual greenery. By bringing the outside in, green becomes independent of any décor and design constituent.
With the beginning of the year behind us, it is time to think about how this color can translate into our everyday space. Will it be through a dining chair like Cattelan Italia’s Vita that’s paired with an-all white Ray Drive dining table? Paralleling the color scheme of white and Greenery, Presotto Italia shows that this refreshing color combo chosen for one of its I-modulART wall unit compositions belongs in the modern living room.
If desiring one or two statement pieces that will embody the prominent focal point of a space, then look no further than the velvet upholstered Structure armchair by Bonaldo, edgy Flow sideboard by Presotto Italia or the Metal glass table lamp by Foscarini for Diesel. All of these intricate and highly illustrative accents evoke everything that Pantone intended to convey with their 2017 Color of the Year choice.