Decorating your home with Pantone’s Color of the Year

It’s pretty clear what our favorite color is here at Hunter (hint: have you seen our logo?), so we are big fans of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery.

“The green is like renewal. When I see these kinds of bright colors that’s what I think, regrowth; it’s a hopeful color,” said Hunter Fan Designer Christine Holmes, who isn’t shy about her love of bright colors.

If you’re hoping to refresh your home décor in the New Year, Holmes has some tips about using Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year.


“I like it for accent colors,” said Holmes, “For dish towels or pillows or lamp shades.”

Ask any of Hunter Fan’s designers, and they’ll tell you the easiest and least expensive way to redo a space is change out the textiles.

Green pillows with texture or pattern adds dimension, like the knit pillow and quatrefoil patterned pillow we found (bonus trend tip: our designers say quatrefoils are making a comeback).

Holmes also suggested adding a window valance in Greenery to add a pop of color to a plain window or get curtains with a green trim.


We’re not necessarily saying paint the entire room green (although if you’re confident enough to do it, go for it!). Holmes suggests painting an accent trim green, like the trim around your window.

“If you have indoor window trim and went around the kitchen window or something, wouldn’t that be cute? It’s kind of country or farmhouse with that little bit of color,” said Holmes, “One thing I’ve been seeing like the whole Joanna Gaines thing is a very neutral palette, and I want to start popping color into stuff.”

Need some help picking a green paint? Better Homes and Garden has some suggestions.

Hunter Fan’s designers played with color on one of our newest ceiling fans, the Cranbrook



What’s greener than greenery?

“Buy the little fuzzy moss balls that you see at the store,” said Holmes, “They’re that color, and if you don’t like them, you’re not committed to them. They’re just little accessories; you can give them away.”

We even found a blog by Wife in Progress that shows how you can make your own decorative moss balls.

You can also pick up some plants at your local nursery to add some color to your beige, beige and even beiger office space or put a plant in a space at home that needs brightened up. We highly recommend terracotta planters (take note: terracotta is another up and coming trend) to put your plants in.

Don’t have a green thumb? Try low maintenance plants like succulents or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (yes, that’s a real plant name).


Like with the textiles and paint, utilizing green furniture in your space should be used as an accent to provide a pop of color.

For fans of mid-century modern design, the green Eames modern arm chairs we found are fun for areas you need extra seating in. Falling for formal? This arm chair has a beautiful green damask pattern that pops off the white.

Do DIY like Julia Ryan and paint the bed frame green to stand out with neutral textiles.
While you’re updating your home decor, check out Hunter Fan’s newest ceiling fans to freshen up your space.