How to Decorate with Pantone’s Color of the Year, Greenery!

The Pantone Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343). This color is described as “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.” Now that’s a description!

I love following Pantone trends and seeing how they’re being used in various industries. Today, I am going to tell you how to decorate with the color of the year.

First, look to Pantone’s color schemes for some inspiration. For Greenery, Pantone lists 10 palettes to show how the color looks next to different categories of colors. This will help you decide if you prefer neutrals, dark shades, bright shades, pastels, or metallics.


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Then, utilize your color choices in specific areas and rooms of the home. I had the chance to speak with a professional accessory buyer about the best places for Greenery, and she advised incorporating it in entryways, bathrooms, playrooms, and outdoor spaces. These locations seem to make sense based on the overall description of the color.

Entryways: Greenery is inviting.
Bathrooms: Greenery is calming.
Playrooms: Greenery is youthful.
Outdoor Spaces: Greenery is natural.

An area rug can be placed in any one of these for that pop of color, but here are some specific ideas for each:

Entryways: tall vases, wall art

Bathrooms: bathroom accessories, towels, lighting fixtures

Playrooms: reading rug, table and chairs, toy chest, bookshelves

Outdoor Spaces: planters, outdoor furniture, garden decor

Depending on the chosen color scheme and how much Greenery you want in each area, you can decide to go for pieces that are solid Greenery, or pieces that contain other colors and a hint of Greenery.

Last but not least, don’t forget actual greenery! You may already have some in your home since it’s the holiday season, but it’s always a great idea to have some fresh plants and flowers.

Check out how this online rug store, Rug & Home, is helping decorators decide! They’ve made a curated page of different Greenery area rugs.