Greenery Is The 2017 Color Of The Year!

Greenery was chosen by the color experts at Pantone for a number of reasons. It shows our mental and physical reactions to the natural world and gathers them in a symbolic color, Greenery. To say the least, this year was filled with surprises; therefore, Pantone chose a life-affirming shade. They wanted to express a sense of hope for new beginnings and a revival. It’s supposed to be a reminder to slow down and take a breath every once in awhile. Get some of nature’s fresh air, if you will.

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Year after year, we also improve our “Going Green” campaign as a society. Being the color of the year, Greenery is supposed to remind us of the direction we’re going in. It makes you want to be surrounded by nature and take in the physical beauty and unified ambiance the natural world gives off. Pantone mentions in their Color of the Year summary that Greenery is expressed in our daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices. “Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.”

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The color green itself symbolizes harmony, prosperity, and renewal. This color was chosen for guidance to convince society to pursue personal passions and vitality. We need to restore ourselves and our personal lives after this exhausting year. Green is the color of life, fertility, and freshness. Let’s keep that in mind as 2017 approaches.

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We are stoked that Pantone has chosen Greenery. We can’t wait to see how it’s used in fashion, interior design, and every other creative outlet. This upcoming year is promising when thinking about moving forward and improving not only our designs but also our lives!

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Add Fall Style to Your Porch

Autumn is an especially popular time of year to do some porch decorating, as it instantly gets you into the rustic spirit of the season. While barrels of hay, dried cornstalks, and dried leaf garlands are classic decorative accents for front steps and porches, this year, try incorporating some new ideas into your fall porch décor for a sophisticated spin that will set you apart from your neighbors!

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Add some mood lighting and sculptural interest to your front stoop by mixing in decorative lanterns of various sizes into your harvest-themed arrangement. Vary the heights of the lanterns and group in odd numbers for an intriguing set-up. Fill your lanterns with battery-operated candles to ensure they stay glowing, no matter the weather.

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While orange and yellow will always be fall’s signature colors, this year try decorating with pumpkins and gourds in less typical hues, like white, green, and even gray. If you can’t find varieties in unusual colors, try painting some grocery store finds. Using various colors will give your porch an unexpected touch that most won’t have, or even think of. It’s ok to go the traditional route, but it’s also ok to veer off a little bit. The porch is yours, and your take on autumn can be whatever you want it to be!

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Take another unusual route with your urns and pots this season and fill them with unexpected plants and flowers. Check with your local nurseries for ideas on what is in-season and which less-often-seen varieties pair well together. The perfect plant can definitely bring in the feeling of fall while also making your yard look more appealing. Out with the old summer plants and in with the new!

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Lastly, you can add a festive wreath to your front door to get everyone in the mood for all that fall has to offer, which includes Thanksgiving! You can make your own wreath or purchase one at your local crafts store. Just make sure that it incorporates all of the other colors in your porch space. Bring in the fall and let the fun begin!

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