I have rarely paid attention to Pantone Color of the Year. I know about it, I know of it, but I have never cared that much about it. I am typically a red girl and I wouldn’t redecorate my house because Pantone says I should use a specific color.
Until this year.
This year, the Pantone Color of the Year is “greenery”.
While green is by far not my favorite color, I do love greenery. Actual greenery. I love to accent with both live and faux plants in my house. Especially in January, after taking all the Christmas down, un-decking my halls, I like to fill the void with plants. It can wake up a room, bring it to life. And there are benefits to natural plants in your home.
Greenery is a refreshing shade. It actually breaths life into your home. It speaks life. It speaks of the Earth and living things.
Since 2000, the Pantone Color Institute declares a particular color as Pantone “Color of the Year”.
Officially known as PANTONE 15-0343, Pantone describes this year’s color choice on its website, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”
Greenery, “nature’s neutral”, is a major accent color in my home by default. It is my default color because I have plants in every room.
I bring the outdoors in and make my rooms come alive with the lively color.
What is the PANTONE Color of the Year really?
Pantone describes it as “A symbolic color choice; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”
How can you use Greenery in your home?
You can fill your home with artificial plants. They can be found at almost any store. My favorite places to buy quality man-made greenery are Magnolia Market, Michael’s, Target, Tuesday Morning, Marshall’s, Home Goods and Ikea. Yes, even Ikea. You can spend a lot or spend a little. You can also find greenery for all four seasons.
I also have a plethora of live plants in my home. I think I developed the love of plants from my Grandma. She always had a lot in her home. I like to think I got a green thumb from her.
I love all sorts of plants in my home, and also outside. Spring is my favorite time of the year because I love to decorate my patio with a forest of greenery, as well as blooming plants.
I have developed an admiration for succulents. I love these odd little plants and I decorate tins, pots, baskets, and more, with all shapes and sizes of the little plump cacti.
When Mark and I first married, plants were a way for me to decorate inexpensively. After all, you can pick up an ivy at your grocery store. Just add water.
We bought a ficus tree, a Ficus benjamina, when we were first married. I still remember the day so well. We moved the tree every time we moved as a young couple. We babied it, nurtured it. Our ficus became our marriage tree, our love tree. Sadly, four years ago, our marriage tree died. That was a sad day because it was 25 years old. (Luckily, our marriage is surviving the ficus dying.)
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I wish for you an abundance of life in your home, a heap of color, oodles of life and love, and loads of greenery, real and faux!
love and blessings~dd