Add Some Greenery to Your Life

Every year, designers and stylists eager for a fresh take on what’s fashionable excitedly await the announcement of the Pantone color of the year. For 2017, the zesty hue Greenery—nature’s signature pigment which symbolizes a new start—is taking center stage and will influence decor and dressing alike for the next several seasons. To whet your appetite for the year ahead, here are just a few ways we’ve seen this statement color on Goodwill® finds in the past!

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I think this adorable mini-peacoat is exactly what the people at Pantone had in mind when they selected this year’s color. The rich, deep hue is invigorating and bold without appearing over the top. Usually found among the racks of Anthropologie, this gorgeous piece was scouted out by DC’s Goodwill Fashionista in her local shop. Check out her post for more details on the coat itself plus tips on how to style it!

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Next up we have a desk thrifted from Goodwill by Rachel of the blog Loving Life! When she spotted this piece of old, badly finished, furniture one day while shopping, she knew it would be the perfect solution to mail organization in her home…after it got a fresh coat of paint. The bright green tint brought it back to life with a quick refinish and now keeps the entryway tidy. Slapping a coat of this cheerful color on your thrifted fixtures would be a great way to liven up any dreary or messy corner and you’ll be able to boast to your guests that it’s right on trend.

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And finally, with the Superbowl right around the corner, why not show support for your favorite players with a team-themed craft? After snagging some inexpensive tee-shirts from a local shop, Goodwill Industries of Kansas (Wichita) spent an afternoon whipping up these super easy scarves in the colors of their favorite teams. Now, who’s going to tell me which team has green and dark charcoal uniforms so I can swap my alliance for the year? This color combo is just too perfect for me not to replicate!
So, what do you think? Are you ready to take the plunge and let the color of the year influence your decor and fashion decisions? At Goodwill we embrace going green not just cosmetically, but also when it comes to our attention to the environment. You surely know that we help to keep things out of the landfill by selling donated goods, but have you heard about what we do with the items that don’t sell? After a significant time in Goodwill stores and outlets, unsold donations are baled and sold to textile recyclers which extends the life of already manufactured goods. Your support of our organization makes that possible! Now, everybody pop on those Emerald City spectacles and get ready to see green(ery) in 2017.