When decorating new apartment, you can certainly add the color of the year to your walls for a fresh look. Last week, Pantone announced 2017’s color of the year as being a yellowish green called Greenery. This vibrant shade of green, reminiscent of spring, is one that can easily work in homes to bring that fresh bit of nature indoors. If you like the shade as much as we do and you’re looking to incorporate it into the décor of your newly moved in apartment, here are some tips:
Paint a Wall
Research has shown that the color green enhances creativity. So if you’re in the arts, you might consider painting the wall above your desk or workspace this shade of green. You might think of using this color in your living quarters too, because it brings in that bit of nature we’re always missing in NYC.
Decorative Pillows and Throws
We love using decorative pillows and throws as a way to change up the look of a room without investing too much time and energy. Look for colors close to Greenery at your favorite retailers and if you can’t find what you need, head on over to the Garment District to search for the right shade of textile. Even if sewing isn’t your thing, there are plenty of tailors in New York City who will make pillow covers and throws for a reasonable sum.
Be it a duvet, shams or even sheets, you can easily use this cheery hue in bedding. Things will automatically look up when the morning sun angles its way into the room and your eyes land on the fresh color.
Anything that’s out in the kitchen can bring in the color of the year to help with decorating new apartment: teapot, kettle, toaster, dishtowels and even fridge magnets. Get imaginative and if you’re having a hard time doing so stare at Greenery. We hear it inspires creativity!