To tell you the truth, I wasn’t all that thrilled about this year’s choice for Pantone’s color of the year. It’s bright, bold and it’s called “greenery.” It’s pretty taste-specific and not the shade of green I usually migrate toward in my own decorating. But when I saw this room, I was surprised by how much I liked it. As with most things in design, I guess it’s the combination of elements that make or break a space.
Blue & white: garden stool // fabric
Rattan/bamboo: roman shade // chair // coffee table
Red & orange: phone booth art // abstract art // stacked book print
Animal print: zebra pillow // leopard pillow // zebra art
Green: topiary // Greek key pillow // floral chair
White: jar // pagoda mirror // chair
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Love it as an accent color. I think on several walls it looks overwhelming-and I say that as someone who loves color.
Emily Clark says
I agree. I think I could only handle this on the walls in a small “cozy” space. ;)
I am a neutral girl so this kind of color is not something I could live with. I will say that it is cheery and natural looking when paired with the right accent colors. I love your greens much better, Emily.
I’m more of a pastel person. This is too bright for me.
I like your green better. But you found a room that makes the ‘color of the year’ work.
I just can’t get on board. I feel like they’ve really missed the mark the past few years. :(
This green is awful on the walls. I say this from experience. Painted a room this color, lived with it 3 days and had to repaint. It was so powerful. Even as an accent it takes control of the room. What was Pantone thinking?
Karen L. says
So funny lately to see colors and fashion going back to the 70s again! Some of it wasn’t good the first time around, haha!
Christine McDonald says
I would normally say that I don’t like this green either. But recently we decorated our master bedroom in calming blues and someone suggested this green color to be used in a bench at the end of the bed. And it’s actually a fun pop of color and it’s now my favorite part of the room.