Pantone Color Of The Year 2017: Greenery

Home decor buffs will know all about the Pantone color of the year. But if you are new to the concept, here is it in a nutshell. Pantone is ‘the world-renowned authority on color’ and provides ‘the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries’. To translate, Pantone basically selects the colors that are going to be the next big thing in home decor, fashion & advertising.

Greenery: The Color Of The Year 2017


The Pantone color of the year 2017 is greenery, a luscious bright green shade with a vibrant yellow edge. Keeping in theme with 2016’s colors of the year, greenery is all about escaping from the hustle and bustle of post-modern life.

Pantone describes greenery as, ‘ Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate’.

This color literally screams Spring. A stark contrast to last years cool toned palette, Greenery quite literally represents its name. Although the hue may be frighteningly bright for those who prefer muted tones, a few splashes of this color of the year  2017 will bring an invigorating edge to your home.

Styling the Color Of The Year 2017 In Your Home


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As this hue is bright, we recommend starting small. Inject pops of Greenery into your home with statement accessories. Uplift a plain, wooden dining table with a Greenery-hued table runner. Alternatively, transform a neutral toned sofa with bright green cushion covers and pair with matching place mats on coffee and lamp tables.


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Pantone’s Color Of The Year 2017 Palette

The palette for Spring 2017 is about embracing all elements of nature. Pantone describes the Spring 2017 palette as ‘reminiscent of those that surround us in nature, it evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling.’

The various tones in the palette pay homage to different aspects of the natural world. ‘Kale’ is described as ‘fresh mountain air’, whilst ‘Primrose Yellow’ has us yearning for sunshine drenched days.

The color report also contains more vivid hues, such as ‘Flame’ and ‘Pink Yarrow’.

Ready to change your decor for 2017? Here’s the colors you should be investing in…

Lapis Blue


Described as a blue with ‘inner radiance’, Lapis Blue is like the vibrant love child of royal blue and denim. This vivid hue would look incredible in nautical themed homes or as a statement color pop for homeowners who prefer a more refined look.

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Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover


Hand embroidered duvet cover set



Hipsters rejoice! You’re favorite vegetable is now going to be plastered all over your homes! Pantone describes this color as representing ‘a healthy lifestyle and the great outdoors.’ This darker, almost dusky green is perfect for updating homes with neutral and earthy color schemes.

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Shimmering spiral hand embroidered place mats


Jacquard floral pillow covers



This denim-like hue is certainly one to watch for Spring 2017! Representing ‘our desire for relaxation’, this shade is easy-going, casual and relatable.

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Elegant color block place mats

Pink Yarrow


Barbie’s sophisticated sister, Pink Yarrow is a deep hot pink hue with subtle purple undertones. Described as a color that ‘gets adrenaline pumping’, Pink Yarrow may be just what you need to add an edge of excitement to your home decor.

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Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover



This burning hot shade is a vivacious mix of red, orange and coral. Described as ‘theatrical’ this hue is a brighter take on the popular ‘tangello’ and will make your home feel like Summer has come early.

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Damask style elegant table runner


Floral paisley place mats

Island Paradise


‘A dream of a great escape’, this shade has Summer vacation written all over it. A cross between turquoise and duck egg, this shade screams tropical oceans. Combine with greys and creams for a rustic beach look or clash with warm oranges and pinks for a tropical bohemian vibe.


Hand painted 7 piece duvet cover set

Ocean Blue

Hand embroidered decorative tissue box cover



This seasons neutral shade, Hazelnut is a pink-ish nutmeg shade that has a comforting warm edge. Pantone describes this neutral must-have as ‘a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasonal’.

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Hand painted deluxe accent pillow cover


Hand embroidered 7 piece duvet cover set

Pale Dogwood


Emitting ‘an aura of innocence and purity’, Pale Dogwood is a shade of pink that isn’t just for girly-girls. Pinks answer to lilac, this hue is a wonderful way to add a warm edge to a neutral-hued home.

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Coffee Brown

Arabian velvet table runner

Primrose Yellow


If we could bottle Summer sunshine, it would probably look like this! One of the key warm shades in Spring 2017s color palette, this shade would make a wonderful contrast to navy or monochrome color schemes.

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Damask throw pillow cover


Elegant dahlia pillow cover

Which of Pantone’s color of the year 2017 shades is your favorite?

Rachel Holliday

Rachel Holliday

Interior design and fashion contributor at Banarsi Designs. Writer and Aussie-based fashion and personal style blogger at