On Trend, with Nature’s Neutral

pantone greeneryHoliday ideas inspired by Pantone’s Color of the Year

December is a special month for many reasons. Of course there is the festivity of the holidays – along with the process of closing some chapters and beginning new ones. And for anyone who loves to follow trends, it’s also the month in which Benjamin Moore and Pantone announce their colors for the new year.

Last month we talked about Benjamin Moore’s picks, and how those colors can work beautifully for holiday decorating. Well, it turns out that the Pantone Color Institute’s 2017 Color of the Year is “Greenery” – and as much as green evokes feelings of spring, doesn’t it feel kind of Christmasy, too? We think so, and in that Chrsitmas spirit, we’ve rounded up some of of our favorite holiday ideas that highlight the color. It may be a little late for holiday painting, but it’s never too late to deck your halls (and tables, mantels, and entryways) with some holiday cheer inspired by the hottest color out there. After all, green really is nature’s neutral.
Table toppers
Looking for a fresh idea on a holiday centerpiece? Try dusting grapes, limes, pears, or artichokes with a little glitter! You can use the real thing or go faux – either way, green is the star. And p.s., sugar works too – just brush a little egg wash on the fruit before sprinkling.
greenery centerpiece
Photo: Good Housekeeping
Speaking of pears, they are also the perfect base for an edible placecard on your holiday table.
greenery table2
Photo: Pinterest
Inviting entryway
Painted in Behr’s fresh green shade of “New Shoot,” this door is an undeniably welcoming. Maybe there is time to paint it by Christmas?
green front door
Photo from Behr, via people.com
A marvelous mantel
It doesn’t take much to elevate a holiday mantel display with little pops of color. A few gorgeous green ornaments interspersed with an otherwise monchromatic arrangement is striking, yet subtle.
green holiday mantel

Photo: Pinterest
The perfect present
Still looking for the perfect gift? If you have a fashion-forward foodie on your list, the KitchenAid® Artisan Green Apple Stand Mixer hits the mark on both counts. And if  green isn’t your thing, they also come in many other delicious colors, like watermelon, boysenberry and lavender cream!
gren mixer
Photo: Crate & Barrel
Green gifts
Put a twist on the traditional this year, with a bounty of bright green under your tree. The green makes a stunning statement, especially with accents of gold, silver and white.
green gift wrapping
Photo: Pinterest


From all of us at Stewart Painting, have a happy and safe holiday!  

p.s. We are still offering 20% off for interior work completed by Feb 28, 2017. Click here to schedule your project today!

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