Every year PANTONE, the authority on all things color, releases a new “Color of the Year” which they believe to represent the social and cultural environment of the time. For the year of 2017, PANTONE has released the shade “Greenery”, a refreshing shade of green that immediately transports you into nature. According to PANTONE,
Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.
This beautiful shade of green blends very well with a variety of colors and materials, making it a welcome shade in interior design. Here are a few examples of how to incorporate this natural hue in your kitchen:
White Kitchen Cabinets
Pair a gorgeous shade of green paint with our Uptown White kitchen cabinets!
Green makes an attractive and vibrant complement to this simple black & white kitchen. Ever the chameleon, white kitchen cabinets can literally be paired with any color that you please, but shades of green create a calming backdrop that evokes the natural calm of the great outdoors.
If you choose a shade like “Greenery” to fully adorn your walls, be careful not to overdo it. Choose small, unassuming matching accents such as a bowl of fruit or a simple plant to bring it all together. Having too much green can quickly cause your kitchen’s calm aesthetic to become brash and overbearing.
Dark Kitchen Cabinets
Green isn’t only attractive when paired with white kitchen cabinets. Dark kitchen cabinets in numerous shades of brown can also pair beautifully with colors like “Greenery”. Think about it – brown is also a shade very commonly found in nature, so naturally it makes a beautiful complement with shades of green.
To fully evoke a natural look, choose brown wood cabinetry that prominently shows the wood grain. This can be paired with green wall paint, or, for a more interesting look, use green subway or mosaic backsplash tiles. Round out the earthy, natural look with the stone countertop and wood flooring of your choice.
Pops of Green
Green makes a great accent to the sleek simplicity of Ice White Shaker kitchen cabinets!
While green can be an attractive color to use in kitchens, too much of it can be overbearing. Sometimes, just a pop of color is all you need to really make your kitchen aesthetic sing. Sometimes, less is more.
The green fabric of the bar stools provide just enough of the green to add a beautiful bit of visual interest to this otherwise monotone kitchen. The matching lamp, fruits, and fruit bowl provide just enough green accent to complement the green of the bar stools and round out the kitchen’s look.
Green Kitchen Countertops
One super unique and eye-catching way to incorporate green into your kitchen is through the countertop. While engineered countertops can be found in a variety of colors, natural stone countertops come in fewer shades, as we’re limited to the colors that can be found in nature.
Finding a granite countertop in a shade such as “Greenery” would definitely be a difficult task, as such colors are rare, and if you do, it’s bound to be costly. The easiest way to use a shade as unique as “Greenery” for your countertop is to seek out the shade in a line of man-made composite countertops.