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Are You Team Greenery?


Last December, after searching the world for color trends in fashion and interior design and analyzing consumer behavior patterns, Pantone Color Institute released its Color of the Year for 2017:  Greenery (15-0343 TCX), stating that the shade:

“[provides] us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize, and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.”

Are you Team Greenery?

If you aren't, good news is you only have about 6 more months until they release 2018's Color of the Year.  If you are, you have probably found some creative ways to bring the hopeful green color into your designs.  Since we are half way through 2017, let's take a look at the ways interior designers have used Pantone Color of the Year, Greenery.

Fun with Furniture

Use the energy in this green shade to revitalize an office space or even a dining room.


Design: Ghislaine Vinas Photo: Garrett Rowland





Paint Colors and Wall Coverings

Dare to be different with a bright wall or go softer with some botanical wall coverings.  Here are 8 Designers on their Favorite Green Paint Colors to give you some inspiration.


Photo: Alec Hemer



Photo: Alyssa Rosenheck


Accents and Accessories

Not ready to go all-out Greenery? Instead of painting your walls or carpeting your floor in this rich hue, try touches of this color in soft furnishings, artwork, or bold accents.


Photo: Plum Siena in Houses of Veranda by Lisa Newsom



Photo: Aneta Tryczynska for Weranda



Speaking of green, plants are a great way to incorporate some Greenery into your designs.  Just ask our client, Massachusetts-based designer Kristina Crestin, who says, "Plants are the one little piece that people always forget will finish a room.”  Crestin and New York-based designer (and fellow DM user!), Lindsey Coral Harper, discuss popular plants in a recent article, Plants a growing trend with interior designers.


Design: Kristina Crestin Photo: Jared Kuzia



Design: Kristina Crestin Photo: Jared Kuzia


If you have incorporated Greenery into your recent designs please share your experience (and pics!) with us below or email  However, if you are over the green moment and already looking ahead to next year's color, here is a 2018 Pantone Color of the Year forecast to get you excited.

Lindsay Paoli
Lindsay Paoli
Lindsay is in charge of the Sales and Marketing team at Design Manager and has enjoyed growing the DM company for the past 10 years. In her spare time though, you can find her taking care of her two adorably demanding little rugrats, traveling, enjoying new restaurants or cheering on her beloved Philadelphia sports teams with her friends and family.

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