Greenery is the color of the year 2017 according to Pantone. And soon folks will wear green for St. Patrick’s Day donning the symbolic shamrock. Why Green?
“There’s a growing desire to reconnect with Nature and what is real, and find ways to disconnect from technology. We need a break. We need to stop and breathe,” “(Greenery) is about unity and community—connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature.”
Greenery actually taps into minimalism. Consider the motto of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood that partly inspired Pantone to choose Greenery: “Buy less, choose well, make it last”. This is a mantra echoed by many interior designers.
I find green to be calming and peaceful plus I believe Greenery will be a classic color going forward. The words of Leatrice Eiseman are particularly on point.
Recently I’ve used Thayer Green from Benjamin Moore, CSP-825, in bedrooms. My clients love the soothing calmness as they rest and restore.
Green seems to repeat as a ‘color of the year’. In 2015, it was Guilford Green from Benjamin Moore. I had recently used it in a guest bedroom second home project. Read about that project and enjoy the combination of fabrics to complement the green in the photo below.
This bedroom resonates calmness. It is timeless, sophisticated and beautiful too. I love working with clients to create a singular look and feel that comes when something is custom made. There are other reasons, too…custom living creates a deep sense of comfort and defines luxury.
As a past member and contributor to the first Benjamin Moore Residential Color Advisory team, I helped define the Color Palette Initiative that determines future color trends. I understand color and the contribution it makes to a successful interior design. Call us to discuss color, green and using it in your home.