“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” – Leatrice Eisenman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute
Every year, Pantone – widely held as the final word in color – announces its color of the year, which is “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of mood and attitude,” according to their site. On deck for 2017’s Color of the Year? Greenery, a lovely, life-affirming shade that signifies a reconnection to nature, and new beginnings. Basically, a color that we can fully embrace.
Greenery symbolizes life, vitality and a desire to reconnect to nature and another purpose. The shade serves as a daily reminder to surround yourself with physical beauty (through your indoor surroundings) and also to seek out reinvigoration inherent in the natural world. Here are some fun ways to add a little greenery (but really so much more) to your own life today:
1. Other than greenery’s capacity to breathe life into your home, bringing the outdoors inside is a beautiful and cost-efficient way to increase the air quality in your home and avoid potentially toxic compounds from being released through household fixtures such as upholstery and cleaning products. Click here for a primer on five houseplants that are easy to care for and here for a breakdown of which plants will clean your air.
La vie en vert, illustrated by A Beautiful Mess.
2. When executed well, boldly incorporating greenery into your décor can make for a beautiful color palette for your home. Elle Decor makes the case for green walls; adding more subtle splashes of green into your interior design can also do the trick.
Interior greenery dreams courtesy of Elle Decor.
Green pastel tray, Post Studio, $60
Jade stairstep quilt, Initial K Studios, $280
3. Wear your green! Whether that means incorporating more “green” beauty products into your regimen for its environmental, ethical and personal health benefits (here’s a primer) or incorporating it into how you accessorize, going green has never been easier (or prettier!).
Green woven tote bag, La Botica, $84
Green floral watch, May28th, $57