NATURE’S NEUTRAL – GREEN!

Me in J Crew “warm clover” pants.

When my daughter Isabella was little she went through a “green period.” For over two years she only wore green! I even painted her bedroom walls two tones of green in horizontal stripes. Back then I wasn’t a fan of green, but I’m becoming one now.

PANTONE, a color matching system, named “Greenery” the color of 2017. Green is popping up in fashion, interior design, and art. It’s easy to add green to your wardrobe. Being nature’s neutral, green coordinates with blue, white, and even tan. Bring the outdoors into your home with green paint, nature inspired fabrics, or a French Impressionist print. In the late 1800’s the artists moved their easels out of their dark studio and into the great (green) outdoors.

Green symbolizes growth, nature, and new beginnings. Take a page from Isabella and bring a little green into your life!

Isabella and Hazel in her green room.

PANTONE’s Greenery

TRADITIONAL HOME April 2017 cover. Design: Tobi Fairley Photo: Nancy Nolan

Claude Monet “Woman With a Green Parasol” 1875