Spruce Up Your Space With the Pantone Color of the Year

This year’s Pantone Color of the Year is greenery. The shade is specifically a fresh yellow-green color inspired by nature. Whether you want to make a big splash or just dip your toe into the greenery-design pool, there are multiple options to match your style. Just a touch of greenery throughout your home can help add a pop of brightness and freshness. Draw from these simple design inspiration tips to help refresh your home this spring:

Introduce Greenery

Adding green houseplants to any room is the simplest way to enhance your design. Don’t have a green thumb, add faux greenery to your living space.  Be sure to steer clear of faux plants that have a glossy finish to them, these can sometimes look too fake. For continuity and a sophisticated look, choose a faux plant or flower you love and replicate it around your home, such as succulents or ferns.

Make a Statement

Make a statement by painting your walls in greenery shades. Kitchens and bathrooms are ideal candidates for this energizing color scheme. When choosing which rooms to paint, it may help to remember that green is an excellent color choice for rooms that don’t get much light.

Another great way to freshen up your space is to introduce green furniture. A classic green armchair in your living room, a set of green dining room chairs around your table, or a touch of dramatic elegance with a green sofa are all simple ways to bring in greenery.


When accessorizing with greenery choose subtle décor pieces like green rugs, throw pillows, paintings, table settings, dinner ware or seat covers. Decorative bowls with displays of green fruit also work well. Similarly, green or partially green light fixtures can help add a subtle splash of color. Incorporating green accents into your space is a quick and easy way of updating your décor.


Don’t be afraid to mix things up by contrasting green with other colors. Pairing green with navy blue or gray makes for a classic look. For a more tropical, beachy look pair green with shades of pink, aqua or orange. Green often adds a welcome burst of color when matched with neutral shades – which are very much on-trend.

Subtle Touches

If you like green but are not ready to go full throttle, try introducing it in smaller ways such as using green window treatments, towels, bedding, or accent walls in dual green tones.

No matter what your comfort level is with green, you can go big or small when incorporating it into your home. Greenery represents revitalization, rejuvenation and good health. Displaying it around your home can help you better connect with nature, and harbor positive vibes. Incorporate some of our Pantone Color of the Year tips to instantly brighten up your home.

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