Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is a fresh, bright green that symbolizes a connection with nature and a growing desire to “rejuvenate and revitalize.” Yes, it’s a far cry from the trendy pastels of last year, but don’t let this poppin’ color scare you off. Whether you use it on your walls, paint your cabinets, bring in accessories or utilize the shade in actual, living plant form, this zesty hue is guaranteed to bring new life into your home. Scroll down for 20 bright green rooms that were way ahead of their time to get inspired on how you can rock this shade in the new year.


1. Fresh Green Kitchen: Open shelving was invented so people could play around with new paint colors every year. Well, maybe not, but those bold white shelves are totally popping against this bright green shade. Add in some graphic wall art and warm wood accessories and you’ve got a Pinterest-perfect kitchen on your hands. (via Domino)


2. Vibrant Subway Tile: Green tiles give a variation of texture and shades that you just can’t get from a coat of paint. The glazing creates a punch of green drama against a white and pink patterned wallpaper. (via Domino)


3. Breakfast Nook: Green isn’t just for bathrooms and living spaces — the right shade of green can also elevate any dining space and breakfast nook. Oh, and just the right amount of rustic-chic furniture and nature-inspired art on the walls wouldn’t hurt either. (via Dear Designer)


4. Two-Toned Walls: Balance out the zesty lime green of Pantone’s Greenery with a more subdued, forest green for a decidedly chic entryway. Then go ahead and add in a bunch of potted plants that will purify your air AND make you uber productive. (via My Domaine)


5. Boho Greenery: Add a pop to an all-white bedroom with a quick paint update. Instead of painting the walls, jazz up the ceiling for a more subtle approach, and voila: You’ve got a whole new look. (via Vintage Revivals)


6. Color-Dipped Accent Wall: A warm shade of green is the perfect way to give an outdoorsy yet modern feeling to any space. Plus, how much fun is this vertically “dipped” bedroom? (via INT2)


7. Fab Entryway: Just the name Greenery invokes all things nature, so don’t forget to incorporate a little plant life in the mix. Natural wood textures look especially stunning against a green wall, and bamboo accessories add a cheeky “jungle” element that’s too fun to resist. (via Dear Designer)


8. Velvet Accents: If you’re trying to come up with a color palette that’s in sync with your AND your S.O.’s style, Greenery might be the color you’re looking for. Introduce a light shade of pink into the mix to add dimension, and throw in some grays, magentas and peach tones for a little extra balance. (via Domino)


9. Minimalist Styles: Light wood and white pieces always work well with green — they just draw everything back to that natural element. Add a little graphic edge to that pairing and you’ve got yourself quite the interior moment. (via Pauliina Salonen)


10. Vintage Vibes: A green accent wall makes quite the statement on its own, but vintage furniture and antique artwork take it to a whole other level. The rich jewel tone of this shade really comes out when you pair it with warm woods and brass finishes. The end result is v glam and looks totally timeless. (via My Domaine)


11. Cushy Green Comfort: Just as with an accent wall, you can achieve a focal point by creating a vignette of green furniture or a wall of #plantlife… or in this case, both. (via Cara Loren)


12. Sitting Pretty: Hit “refresh” in your dining room with the addition of green velvet dining chairs. Toss in some texture with oversized art and a sparkling chandelier, and you’ve nailed the look. (via Nate Berkus)


13. Green Daybed: Daybeds are having a bit of a moment, and they’re kind of perfect for experimenting with a new color like Greenery. Forget buying a new couch or headboard: Just grab a pot of paint and give this built-in piece of furniture a rad makeover. (via Stephanie Ferret)


14. Navy Contrasts: When infusing your interior with the color green — especially one as vibrant as Greenery — the best thing to do is balance it out with a darker shade like navy blue. A green sofa might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but paired with modern wall art and a neutral background, it looks downright stunning. (via Domino)


15. Bold Cabinetry: Buh-bye, accent wall — it’s *all* about the accent cabinetry in this bathroom. An all-white space gets a serious dose of color with green cabinets and matching green mirrors. Accessorize with gold hardware and copper light fixtures for a vanity that feels totally glam, not leprechaun-inspired. (via HGTV)


16. Organic Vibes: You might not think of green as a “neutral,” but it’s a natural shade that pairs well with a minimalist aesthetic. Soft greens go beautifully with grays and beiges, and with the Scandi aesthetic still trending hard, it’s a fun way to bring in some color for the new year. (via Style Me Pretty)


17. Glam Workspace: Gold and white go with everything, including a bold green accent wall. Indoor plants supposedly make you more productive, so maybe a wall in the shade of Greenery would do the same? (via Pottery Barn)


18. Kelly Green Nursery: Green has always been a great gender-neutral shade for the nursery. Skip the sage and olive shades and go straight for a more vibrant, cheery color like this graphic space. (via Oilo Studio)


19. Statement Wallpaper: Most people would shy away from a vivid green wallpaper, but paired with a modern console table and clean black and white accessories, this is one entryway we wouldn’t mind coming home to. The tiny print adds that extra punch of drama that’s ideal for a small space like a foyer or powder room. (via Domino)


20. Preppy Workspace: Wondering what other colors work well with bright green? Let this workspace inspire you! Rosy pinks, bold blues and even shades of pastel look stunning with a zesty yellow-green wall. (via Oh Joy)

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