Pantone 2017! It ain’t easy being green!

The long-awaited day has finally arrived and here you have it Greenery 15-0343, Pantone’s 2017 colour of the year.

I don’t even know where to even begin with this one!! I think the general feeling about 2016 is let’s move on and get a fresh new start for 2017, and this colour will definitely send us in that direction. Greenery gives us endless possibilities with so many different applications and colour palettes!! Its just one of those colours that can blend into any style of space.

Green is otherwise known as nature’s neutral and as all other neutrals it can be applied as such, without being boring beige! It has the unmistakable ability to feel comfortable and yet vibrant, natural and pop-art. Whether you want to be bold and make a powerful colour statement like shown here in this modern designed bedroom or a more subtle and calming execution like shown in this transitional and serene bathroom, it can be achieved with this natural beauty Greenery.

Pantone Greenery in a Modern Bedroom
Pantone Greenery in a Serene Bathroom

We love this bedding! More up our alley here at Monaco Interiors. Very calming, and almost a little coastal?

Bedding: Crate & Barrel

Don’t forget that big, bold green doesn’t have to be your statement for the year.  You can accessorize, and mix it up with other colours.

Here’s come colours that work well with Greenery!

Let me preface this by saying that I have always loved this grouping. But you might go lighter, or more neutral if that works for you…

Benjamin Moore – Old Navy                 Benjamin Moore – Simply White                 Benjamin Moore – Spring Meadow                  CSP-1200 Cherry Red

Here are some great accessories that our local stores have out right now. Funny, they somehow just knew, before all of the rest of us, what to have ready for us this year!

Area Rug – Through Monaco Interiors
Pillow: Crate & Barrel
Kitchen Aid - Artisan Mixer
Kitchen Aid – Artisan Mixer
Vase – CB2

Bright greens have gone largely unused in the last decade, switched out for the sages and more neutral khakis.  But we are loving this. It’s joie de vivre is wonderful. And as the darkness of winter descends upon us…this is one sure fire way to brighten things up.  So don’t judge the green, enjoy it. After all…

“It ain’t easy being green.” – Kermit

Have a terrific day!

(and Miranda who really helped me put this together)