Spring into PANTONE's Colors of 2017
Happy 2017! With a New Year comes PANTONE’s announcement of the new color of the year. Are you as excited as we are?
PANTONE’s 2017 Color of the Year is (drumroll, please)…Greenery! This gorgeous green is an elegant hue to add to your home décor, as are PANTONE’s other nine spring colors of 2017: Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut, Island Paradise, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Kale, and Lapis Blue.
Sometimes taking on color can make people nervous. What if the color is too bold? What if it doesn’t match with the room? We’re here to help with our fail-proof tips for piecing together your own personal rainbow at home.
1. Start with a neutral
Do you have a go-to neutral color? Look around your home to see what you’re already using in your furniture and accents. Perhaps you love a soft and warm chocolate brown, or maybe charcoal gray is your thing. You might even find PANTONE colors, like the beigey Hazelnut or the subtle pink Pale Dogwood, as your favorite neutrals.
2. Pick your favorite statement colors
Are you absolutely in love with the color of the year, Greenery? (I know I am.) Or maybe you keep looking at the royal tone of Lapis Blue? You can incorporate your favorite bold colors in with your neutral palette. Island Paradise is a nice contrast with Hazelnut, and Flame would work well as an accent for furniture with deep wood tones.
If you’re still trying to find a palette you love, check out PANTONE’s website or a color wheel tool like Adobe Kuler. These will let you explore color pairings to help you find what flows.
3. Get mixing and matching!
Once you know what you want, it’s just a matter of finding where these colors go.
Let your neutral be your base. Keep your chosen neutral(s) the center of your color circle. If you went with a beige, you would want to have that color be dominant in your bigger furniture pieces and decor, such as a couch or the wood tones of your bed frame. It will be the canvas on which you create your art!
Decorate with your palette. Once you have your neutral staple pieces, the real fun can begin! There are so many ways to incorporate your chosen color palette. Larger pieces like accent tables, wall art, chairs, and rugs tend to draw the eye to that corner of the room because of their size, while smaller accessories like vases and throw pillows add just a pop of visual interest to a room. Even outdoor pieces like umbrellas can liven up a patio or deck.
We hope you have fun springing into 2017 with these colors in mind. We can’t wait to see which of our pieces you incorporate into your home this year! Happy New Color of the Year!