By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
City & Shore Contributing Design Editor
Ever wonder why the same colors show up in everything from fashion to home furnishings? The credit goes to the Pantone Color Institute, the color forecaster that sets the tone with its “color of the year.”
Say goodbye to Rose Quartz and Serenity; they are so 2016. This year’s color is Greenery, a yellow-green shade that represents the first days of spring when foliage comes back to life. “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. “Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
Pantone also describes Greenery as nature’s neutral, a symbolic representation of what’s going on in our global culture.
We aren’t suggesting that you redo your whole home in Greenery, but the color can lend a good vibe to an otherwise neutral or dull room. The new offerings include everything from upholstery to accessories.
Here are some suggestions:
Taylor King, a fabric furniture manufacturer, shows how to subtly incorporate pillows and the Lollipop Ottoman in its Frou Frou Capri upholstery. Available through Brown’s Interior Design, 501 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-368-2703, brownsinteriors.com.
The Hug Chaise by Jessica Charles can present a pop of color and a sculptural presence to a great room with its S-shaped silhouette and nickel-finish frame. Available at Clive Daniel Home, 1351 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Boca Raton, 561-440-4663, clivedaniel.com.
Those looking for a subtler accent may opt for the Spot on Square’s Green Strands Credenza with sliding glass panels. It can be used in living rooms, nurseries and bedrooms and is made of 100 percent recycled material. Available online at laylagrayce.com.
Lighting also can give a pop of color. The Conical Pendant, which resembles the shape of a jellyfish, is made with hand-strewn beads. Available at Excentricities, 117 NE Fifth Ave., Delray Beach, 561-278-0886, excentricities.com.
Pantone makes it easy to figure out a color palette to use with its Greenery Color Pairings, 10 compatible colors. See pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017.