Going Green 2017

    A new year comes with new ideas and resolutions, maybe you have made the decision to eat healthier. While you’re adding fresh greens to your plate, you should welcome those same shades of green into your home, and 2017 is giving us an opportunity to do so. Pantone has introduced Greenery as the color of the year, which just so happens to symbolize “new beginnings.”

    This past year neutrals and winter whites were spreading across homes in New England. Now, Pantone is encouraging what they consider “nature’s neutral” to bring a revitalization into 2017. Amidst our complex social and political environment in 2016, this color could not have come at a better time!

    So how can you add this color in your home? We cannot wait to discover and create new ways to incorporate this earthy tone. It is becoming true that greens, even as vibrant as this, can be used as a neutral base. Just like nature, there are many schemes that can be built upon the use of Greenery. Upcoming design trends are telling us that this will be a year of mixing bold colors, patterns, and textures just as we see in nature.

    As a catalyst for the design world, the runway showcased mixtures of patterns and layered textures. Gucci and Prada blended this now famous green with striking images. Goodbye to the belief that statement pieces cannot be “busy.” Pattern lovers can include mismatched pieces to any room. What will be layered on top of patterns? Engaging and earthy textures! Furniture and accessories will be finished with comforting, soft materials that make an impact. According to Elle Décor, we will continue to see faux furs, velvet, and soft cotton with large pleats and folds. Notice how this arm chair and ottoman by La Grange De S. combines a all of the above with its craftsmanship. 

    Speaking of which, 2017 will see a large jump in artesian finishing. Ceramics and glassware are becoming more prevalent. Glass vases and ornate light fixtures may be making a larger impact than rustic wood wall décor. Like this crystal chandelier found on Delve Décor, you can add decorative artistry with fine details to give your space a unique style. 

    From the runway to inside our homes, these trends are combining nature with luxury to create a refreshing environment. Prior to this January we saw an explosion of subtle neutrals, rustic chic, and DIY. While we yearn for a change in the world, Pantone’s Color of the Year already brings a new beginning. We are excited to see if the introduction to the earthy vibrant Greenery and following trends will change the model of interior design.