Krista Jensen
December 11, 2016 1:43 pm

Pantone’s announcement of its annual Color of the Year came as a welcome bit of news this week, introducing happy shade of medium-lime green into the family of famous hues. This particular color evokes palm leaves, lime garnishes on a margarita and oh yeah — the environment. Besides literally “going green,” the Pantone Color Institute’s vice president Laurie Pressman told Forbes that the earthy shade “is about unity and community—connecting to oneself and others and a higher purpose, Nature.” She alludes to it being a pure color with no bias or affiliation in a time where people can so easily feel divided. “Nature is free, and the color isn’t meant to be partisan.”

Though the election of Greenery is said to not have been influenced by current events, it seems everyone is grateful for a little refreshing neutrality ….even if it is practically a neon.

We went to Instagram and the web to find ourselves some Greenery of our very own. Here are 10 bright green goodies to go after this year.

Add a pop of color to your bathroom counter with this green budget-friendly straightener:

This is the Jose Eber Pro Hair Straightener, aka, a perfect Secret Santa gift for $30.

Your camping gear can blend into the greenery while standing out:

Find a similar happy green thermos here, $25.

Some springtime-friendly flatware:

Find it here in lots of bright shades, $30.

Slick on a fresh coat in your closet or somewhere unexpected for a jolt of joy on the daily:

We like Behr’s Sassy Grass for behind a photo collage wall, $37 for a gallon.  

Tea will never feel boring again when you’re pouring from a lime green glossy kettle:

We like this Kitchenaide one, $50.

This spread is everything, but we’re mostly into those front and center sneaks. Imagine wanting to go for a jog?

Try the Nike Juvenate Casual Shoe in Electric Green here, for under $50.

Going somewhere? This green luggage just begs to be taken on a trip:

So easy to spot at baggage claim! This one’s on sale now for $100.

It’s officially the year of the green lip. If you’re going to try this daring yet oddly flattering hue, now’s the time to do it!

NYX’s Macaron Lippie in Key Lime smells like frosting and stays non-cakey all night, $6.

Downward Dog against a fresh lime yoga mat for a little extra zen after an insane holiday season:

Here’s a wallet-happy one for $10 with a 5 star rating.

Need a stocking-stuffer for the green fiend in your life? A lime green nail polish will keep her on trend all year round:


Try In The Limelight for $8, here.

Need something fresh to liven up your chilly work desk? Get literal with Pantone’s new shade and adopt some low-maintenance greenery of your own:

This a faux-planter (did we say low-maintenance? We meant no-maintenance.) at Pottery Barn that will make your work space a little more happy. $35.

If you’re like us, this Christmas has got your wallet wondering where all your green went. Remind yourself that 2016 is almost over, and 2017 is on the colorful horizon. Breath deep, and smell that beautiful winter greenery. You deserve it.

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