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It's Not Easy Being Green
The Pantone Color Institute named its 2017 Color of the Year, "Greenery," early Thursday morning, and in the hours since, aesthetes the world over have reacted with mixed reviews of the "zesty" yellow-green. But the chorus of ew's has become more of a custom than a lasting outrage: Last year's pale pink and blue pairing was initially deemed too "nursery." First reactions to 2015's wine-inspired red-brown, "Marsala," claimed it was muddy.
Whether you're already in love with the fresh, spring-like green or need some convincing, take a peek at these decor finds that take the Color of the Year from the swatch book to the real world and see if you don't feel a bit calmer by the end.
Pictured here: A door painted in Behr's New Shoot, a perfect match for Greenery according to the paint company.
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Lamps Plus Leo Table Lamps
Lamps Plus's Color Plus Collection offers stylish lighting basics, all in a huge range of colors, including 37 styles in this lime hue.
Buy It: Lamps Plus Leo table lamps, in Rosemary, 149.99 for a set of 2; lampsplus.com
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Stray Dog Designs Tilda Table
Embrace Greenery's playfulness with a whimsical accent piece like this nature-inspired papier mache side table.
Buy It: Stray Dog Designs Tilda table, $295; straydogdesigns.com
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KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer
Available in endless color options, this statement appliance is the perfect way to give your kitchen a hit of personality.
Buy It: KitchenAid Ultra Power Stand Mixer, $259.99; target.com
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Verdant Teal Green Pillow
Rich, dark teals and safe neutrals temper the shocking green on this throw pillow.
Buy It: Verdant teal green 20" rectangular decorative pillow, $38.25; lampsplus.com
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Lina Bo Bardi Bowl Chair
Lovers of midcentury modern design are likely already on board with this retro hue. Commit to the color with an iconic, heirloom-worthy piece.
Buy It: Lina Bo Bardi Bowl Chair, $5,670.00; store.moma.org
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Crate and Barrel Jars Tourron Mug
For a super subtle take on the trend, pick up this simple white mug that's leaf-green on the inside.
Buy It: Jars Tourron Mug, in green, $17.97; crateandbarrel.com
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Ferrick Mason Fiddle Leaf Fig Pillow
Embrace Greenery's all-natural inspiration — the fresh new greens of springtime — with this trendy leaf-print pillow.
Buy It: Ferrick Mason fiddle leaf fig pillow, $250; ferrickmason.com
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Kate Spade Worthington Chair
Thought it's not exactly wallet-friendly, this glamorous seat gives Greenery an undeniably elevated. Old Hollywood vibe.
Buy It: Kate Spade Worthington chair, $1,675; katespade.com
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