Greenery 2017 Pantone Color of the Year
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GreeneryPrints-webWho’s ready to start thinking spring? I know I am! What better way to get a head start on spring than with Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery!

This lovely vibrant green will wake up your senses and provide energy. I think it’s such a great color, I went ahead and made a set of printable dollhouse wallpapers using it!

Pantone put together 10 color palettes showing how Greenery can be used with other colors. My two favorites, and the ones I can see working easiest in a modern dollhouse are ‘Fathomless’ and ‘Analogous’. These shades are easy to use as neutrals or to pair with more typical neutrals and let these shades shine all on their own.

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Pantone also tells us how to use this shade in our home decor, and we can easily adapt it for dollhouses and miniatures.

“Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambiance. Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of color, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Bringing the outside in, the shade – like the plant life it represents – can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.” – Pantone

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It’s interesting how they compare the new color to the color of the previous years. So much meaning is behind every color.

Greenery is not a “green with envy” hue, unlike 2013’s color of the year, Emerald, which symbolized luxury. Greenery actually taps into the opposite: minimalism. – Forbes

“While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire torejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” – Pantone

I found a lovely blog post from Call Me Badger of a dollhouse that was well ahead of it’s time for colors. This house was created back in 2012, but it’s perfectly on trend today! Click the picture to read the full project post!

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What do you think about Pantone’s new Color of the Year, Greenery?

 

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