It’s more than color

Sustainable, green, eco-friendly design practices continue to push the forefront of design and Pantone has taken notice this year with it’s salute to the environment choosing Greenery as it’s color of 2017. Laurie Pressman, the Pantone Color Institute’s vice president told FORBES, “There’s a growing desire to reconnect with nature and what is real, and find ways to disconnect from technology. We need a break. We need to stop and breathe. Greenery is about unity and community—connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature.”

Green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It is the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress. Studies show that your muscles are more relaxed, your pituitary gland is stimulated, and your blood histamine levels increase in the presence of green. Used in interior decorating it is calming, stress-relieving, and invigorating.

Are you ready to go green?

Sit on it!

Clean lines and tufted backs create a classic look with this green couch.

avocado green couch

Go Bold!

A splash of bright pink will give it some spunk!

bold green-patterned wall paper

A pop of blue

green walls with pop of blue

Fresh green cabinets

green cabinets and island

Accent with florals

Change out the look by adding fresh or silk flowers in different bold colors.

table with green chairs and a floral arrangement

Use it in lighting

The hint of green brought out in the lighting with the use of crystals adds just the right amount of color to this room. We love how it is paired with the gold in the fixture and how it accents the pattern of the chairs.

table setting with green pattered chairs and greenery in the lighting

Dorothy Draper

Way ahead of her time, Dorothy Draper used green to accent the wall in this arcade of arches.

Green accent wall

…and very boldly added drama with both the use of green and the large print.

green floral carpet and dark green walls


Not ready to fully commit? Bring in touches with pillows and other accent pieces.

green vase
chair with green striped pillow against a green wall

At The Cob Collection, we’re very happy to see this green trend not only with the color but the movement behind it. We believe in and strive for sustainable, green, eco-friendly design practices. Interested in learning more? Stop by the studio or shoot us an email! We’d love to hear from you!

Here’s to a prosperous, fresh, progressive, green New Year!