Happy New Year!

Can you believe that the old year, 2016 has left us and in its place is a New Year glittering with delight and new possibilities? After all, that’s what the start of a New Year offers each year. Aside from resolutions, fresh starts, and hopeful prospects–the New Year also rushes in a new color crush a la Pantone. The anticipated Pantone color of the year 2017 is Greenery (15-0343).

Greenery is the perfect blend of crisp freshness and a much-needed invigoration to begin a New Year.

The color green can symbolize harmony, wealthy, rejuvenation, as well as be an overall eye-catching color. Surely fashion houses, interior designers, and bloggers alike will incorporate the new Greenery color into their perfected crafts.

We here at NIIRVA have a few fun (unexpected) ways that you too can incorporate Greenery (or just green altogether) into your 2017. Happy New Year!

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KALE-Apple Smoothie

Surely, your post-holiday diet could use a bit of green and lightness. Did you imagine that you can incorporate green into your diet too and not just your design aesthetic?  Try blending a fresh kale-apple smoothie–we love this recipe here for a light right start to 2017.

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Home Accents

Since Pantone comes out with a new hue each year, it doesn’t make sense to re-do your entire home in the New Year color. Instead, adding small pops of this year’s color around your home is more reasonable. Plus, affordable to your New Year wallet! The easiest way to add some Pantone splash around your living quarters is with pillows. We found this banana leaf print pillow from an Etsy shop, Pillomatic.

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Quick Green Manicure 

Another easy (and yes, breezy) way to add a bit of green to your daily living is which a quick green manicure.  We’re not talking that crazy succulent manicure that was going viral online the last few months, but a pretty green nail color. Add in a bit of glitter for a fun effect to brighten up the dreary winter days ahead.


Of course, we have some green too! A pretty green earring to punch up your winter black OOTD is a welcomed New Year staple. So, are you into the new Pantone color? Tweet us @shopniirva or find us on Facebook and let us know!