How To Use Pantone’s Color of 2017 In Your Home

Each year The Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that they believe represents the times. For 2017, they’ve named “Greenery 15-0343” the color of the year. This warm, vivacious color symbolizes energy and new beginnings.

Pantone explains: "Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate."

But now that we’re oxygenated and reinvigorated — how do we incorporate this unique color into our home design? It’s certainly a departure from the cool greys and clean whites that we’re used to.

Pantone calls “Greenery” “nature’s neutral” — a hue more typically used during spring and summer, but one they see as a statement color year round. Surprisingly, it’s actually easier to incorporate this out of the box color than you might think.

Accent Decor

This spring, consider swapping out your usual accent pillows for a pop of “Greenery.” A quick visit to your local home store can bring a big change to the feel of your family room. Even less of a commitment — try out “Greenery” when shopping for a new cozy throw blanket. A nice pop of color when you want, and easily tucked away when you’re feeling a more traditionally neutral vibe.


What better way to incorporate “Greenery” than with actual greenery? A classic succulent is always a fresh way to add a bit of color to your space. Whether it be real or faux, a sweet succulent in a fabulous pot can be the much needed change you’ve been looking for. 

Area Rugs

Area rugs are an easy and impactful way to introduce new colors into your space. A bold rug can help make a colorful statement, anchor a seating area, and soften a hardwood floor. At Rite Rug we can create the perfect custom area rug for your space. Completely green, or just a touch — your Pantone 2017 spring update is closer than you think.