Looking for a new way to spruce up your apartment decor?Turn to Pantone’s 2017 color of the year: Greenery. A refreshing shade after a tumultuous year, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings and the rejuvenation we all need in the coming months. Greenery is a zesty yellow-green shade that remind us of the first days of spring, but is versatile enough to be considered a neutral.

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

As Pantone stated: ” [Greenery is] A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” There are so many ways to utilize this hue throughout your interior design, but we’ve got a few ideas for inspiration:

Throw Pillows and Blankets

Pantone color of the year greenery

The best thing about pillows and blankets is that you can swap them out whenever you want to completely change the look of a room. Look for solid-colored pillows or blankets in a green hue or search opt for a banana leaf print to bring some life to your living room or bedroom.

Accent Wall

pantone color of the year 2017 wall


Freshen up your apartment by arranging a bouquet of tulips. Place it in your kitchen for a table centerpiece, or put it on the windowsill in the bathroom for an accent of color.


A Lamp


Search for table lamps in the radiant green hue and display them in your living room, on your bedside table or in a reading nook for a cozy and colorful space.

A Rug


Place a rug in your living room for a stark contrast against neutral accessories. You could also go smaller with a tiny mat for your bathroom.

A Couch or Chair

Cool Lime Green Accent Chair Homesfeed Lime Green Accent Chair - Richad Studio

If you really aren’t afraid to go bold with your apartment decor, search for a couch or a chair in Pantone’s color of the year. It will certainly be a glamorous focal point for your living room or bedroom. If you’re not sure if you’ll like the shade when coordinated with the rest of your interior design, look for a slipcover in the same hue that you can remove at a later time if you decide to go in a different direction with your style.




Head to the thrift store to see if you can find any antique books available in shades of green. Stack them up for a quick table centerpiece or display them on open shelving. Here are some more ways to decorate with books.

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