How to Style with Greenery, Pantone Color of the Year 2017

Recently I was contacted by Douglas Elliman, a global real estate firm, to participate in their Pantone Color of the Year challenge. I will not be compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own. To see Florida property listings by Douglas Elliman and for more tropical inspiration, click here.

Since Spring is right around the corner, and St. Patrick’s day is even closer, I thought it would be a good time to share some of my ideas on how to work green into a room. Specifically, Pantone Color of the Year for 2017, Greenery.

According to Pantone’s website, “Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate” (Pantone). It “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose”.

Originally I thought that this wouldn’t be a color that I would paint on a wall but when I got thinking, I realized it would look great in a bathroom. Greenery seems to be a rejuvinating color especially in combination with neutrals.

I think the best tip I have for this color, and something I would do in my own home, is to style the room with a half wall of something such as shiplap, board and batten, or beadboard depending on your personal style.

This way there is texture added to the room, but it will tone down the vibrant green on the wall.

Below is the mood board I created with my ideas on how to use this color in a bathroom.


One thing that I really like about the way this room is put together is that the color scheme would be easily interchangeable. The green tropical feel is mostly emphasized by all the green accessories and it wouldn’t be too much work or money to change the paint color if you decided it wasn’t for you.

Blue is one of my favorite colors and it seems that I always end up thinking about doing a beachy look for a bathroom and I think that comes from the fact that there are a lot of blue accessories for bathrooms.

I think this is a fun and different way to have a tropical bathroom without making everything blue. Although I still think it would look great to add in some blue accents.

How would you use Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year?

See You Around!

Lauren ❤





4 thoughts on “How to Style with Greenery, Pantone Color of the Year 2017

  1. I was thinking I would add more art to my decor that embraces the natural ambiance the color Greenery exudes. I also want to add the color less directly by add more basil and herbs to my kitchen windowsill :). The Pantone color itself is a bit bold for my liking… but I find it more enjoyable when I use natural elements to bring the color into my home!

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    • Hi, Marina! Those are great ideas 🙂 I agree it’s a little bold for me too but it might be fun to try it out in a small area. Maybe I’ll be brave enough some day to have a green bathroom!

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