Colour Scheme Ideas: 10 Ways to Add
Pantone's Colour of the Year to Your Home

Pantone has released their 2017 colour of the year, and it’s nothing we expected and everything we need going into the New Year.

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Kelly Weimert
January 7, 2017


If you’re not familiar with Pantone, you can essentially think of them as the colour authority when it comes to, well, pretty much anything.

And if you’re invested in the style scene in any way, then you remember seeing a lot of blushes and baby blues last year, which is largely due to the power of Pantone colour declarations.

That said, they’ve thrown us a plot twist this year by making varying shades of green, called Greenery, their colour of choice in 2017.

So, expect to be seeing a lot of green on the runway and even more popping up in decor. And while the vibrancy of this colour makes it an exciting pick, it’s not the easiest to integrate.

That’s why we made this list of some easy ways to integrate this colour scheme into your home, no matter your style preferences.


Eclectic Enhancement

Image via Domino

Those with a more eclectic style sensibility will delight in the possibilities this colour pick is packed with.

If you love to mix patterns, styles, and textures, then incorporating this paint colour—by way of a statement couch, throw pillows, or decorative accessories—is a no fail way to bring new, unexpected life to a whimsical room.


Bedroom Lovin’

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At first thought, you might not think such a colour idea would blend well with the soothing vibes of a bedroom, but we’d advise you to think again.

According to Pantone, Greenery is meant to be interpreted as a fluid colour, running a spectrum of varying shades of green. So, if you’re looking to chill out after a long day, consider a soft tone like this one and pairing it with a plant or two for a soothing slumber.


Just a Touch

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Do your aesthetic leanings tilt more toward feminine and romantic? Then there’s no reason you can’t get down on this trend too.

As this oh-so-lovely romantic room demonstrates, just a touch of this colour is enough to transform without overwhelming your space.

If green feels a little too intense for your tastes, consider integrating plants or some artwork to play with this trend’s possibilities without making a big commitment. You just might be surprised at how much you like it.


Retro Kitchen

Image via The English Room

Retro blasts from the pasts are all over trends of 2017 and this colour is no exception.

What might not seem like a perfect colour scheme idea for the kitchen can actually be all kinds of awesome with the right styling. This contemporary breakfast nook with a retro twist is the kind of unexpected aesthetic pleasure 2017’s style will be made of.


Home Office

Image via Casa das Amigas

As it turns out, the colour green is among the best colours humans can use to inspire creativity and inventiveness. And what better place to do that than in the home office?

Adding plants, art, or any other decorative accent in this colour to your office will stimulate your senses each and every day so that you’re as equipped as you can be to take on every task that comes your way.


Organic Complement

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Another trend you’ll be seeing everywhere in the New Year are the incorporation of organic materials into anything and everything. And, fortunately for decor enthusiasts everywhere, they just so happen to pair beautifully with Greenery.

If elements from nature tend to make their presence known in your home, add some Greenery to the mix to punctuate ‘em perfectly.


Luxe and Glamour

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Have a taste for the luxurious? Well, this colour could be exactly what you need to take gorgeous glamour to the next level.

As this ultra luxe bathroom demonstrates, glam pairings like white and gold are made even better and brighter when they’re supported by shades of green. Whether you add a little or a lot, your home will surely be happier for it.


Merry Minimalism

Image via New Zealand Design Blog

A lot of minimalists tend to lean toward softer neutrals to accomplish the aesthetic they’re after. If that sounds like you, we challenge you to consider the powerful pop a hint of Greenery can provide.

Just a little bit of this colour can refresh and revitalise even the most minimalist of aesthetics without crowding or overtaking the bare bones vibe.


Make a Statement

Image via French By Design Blog

There’s likely no colour choice better equipped to help you make a stylish statement than the vivacious shades of Greenery.

Especially helpful for when you’re at a loss for how to decorate, integrating a sofa in this colour will eliminate the need for a ton of extra decor and accessories. It’s pretty much a one-and-done decorating job.


Chic and Sophisticated

Image via Concepts and Colorways

The versatility of this colour truly knows no bounds. Those looking for high-end sophistication, consider your search complete.

Opting for a mostly-white colour palette with a handful of green accents and as many plants as your heart desires is a surefire way to achieve an effortlessly chic elegance that will look great for years to come.


Hero image: Scandinavia Corner Sofa by Bolia, available at Nyde

Kelly Weimert

Kelly Weimert

Kelly is a happy hybrid of geek and hippie with a penchant for all things DIY. A full-time freelance writer, when she's not nestled into her couch crankin' out crafty prose with her miscreant Chihuahua, you can find her frolicking outside to keep her sanity in check.