Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pantone's "Greenery" How To Use It and How To Love It!

Every paint company declares their choice for the "Color of the Year"! Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Fuller O'Brien and the rest have announced their choices at the end of 2016! But the Pantone Co. is the leading color company (not paint) that sets the standard from which all Color is measured and used in paint, print, fabric and plastics. And if you don't already know....here is their choice for 2017 and how to use it in your home! Drum roll please....
Marie Antoinette Interiors
Image Via Kero I Am
Pantone Color Greenery in Velvet...so rich!

Pantone announced the 2017 Color of the Year: "Greenery", which they described as, “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront - it is an omnipresent hue around the world.” Well said don't you think?
While it took a minute to absorb the sheer power of this color – this is not a subtle hue – it started to grow on me, especially as I explored how such a bold shade could be used in the decorating world.
 
Photo Via Pinterest  Greenery on the Ceilings
One of the first things I discovered was that Greenery plays surprisingly well with other greens - these are nature's neutrals after all. Pair this shade with blue, emerald and celadon and you'll get a really refreshing color palette that feels very new and very “now”.

 
Photograph Via Founterior.com Simple Cottage Style
Mid-century modern d├ęcor elements are the perfect way to sneak some fresh “greenery” into your home. Offset this strong shade with lots of white to keep your space fresh and uncomplicated


Photograph by Pieter Estersohn Via Pinterest Sophisticated Bed Trappings


Finally, Greenery  has the potential to pair up with some unusual friends, for truly original and intriguing color combos: try marrying Greenery with yellow gold, salmon pink, and a touch of coral – simply sublime. Ultimately, think of these color predictions not so much as a stern order but as an invitation to approach and explore color in your own environment with new eyes, to play and experiment, and discover your own personal palette. Thank you Pantone!
Spring is almost here...time to "evaluate" the colors in your home? Let's get a "color consultation" scheduled for you...call or email Toni@MarieAntoinetteInteriors.com or 925-862-9064 !

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