The Most Beautiful Carpets in 2017’s Color of the Year

The Pantone Color Institute has announced their annual Color of the Year for 2017: Greenery.

Pantone is best known for its Pantone Matching System, which is a proprietary color space commonly used in such industries as printing, paint, fabric, and plastics. Every year, Pantone announces a Color of the Year, which Pantone says is “a symbolic color selection, a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

Pantone describes Greenery as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, puts it this way:

Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amide a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another, and a larger purpose.

Here are some of our favorite carpets featuring this trendy and revitalizing color.


This striking work of art showcases a unique all-over pattern of stylized flowers set on a rich green background. The outlines frame a simple, delicate floral motif. Dreamlike shades of green, red, soft orange, light blue and neutrals define this ethereal Oushak carpet. Symmetry is evident in every fine detail, forming a design rich in symbolism and a striking work of art steeped in geometric grace.

Measures: 12’2 x 14’8


Produced in mid-20th century Turkey, this vintage Oushak is characterized by a comely and highly representative Oushak composition. The carpet beautifully communicates the finer strengths of Oushak rug-weaving. Building on traditional designs, this marvelous vintage Turkish rug features a repeating floral design in the central field framed by a border of geometric motifs. Colors include green, cream, ivory, brown and blue.

Measures: 9’6 x 12’9


This Tulu carpet perfectly embodies the essence of Greenery, with its green tones and botanical elements. It is set on a green background and features a repeating flower pattern. The flowers in the border are a continuation of the background pattern with reverse colors. This unusual piece showcases a unique design and colors with a modern look.

Measures: 3’10 x 6’8


Alive with invigorating shades of vivid green and contemporary patterns, this Turkish Zeki Muren rug with a Mid-Century Modern design makes an excellent accent in any contemporary interior. Featuring several shades of colors, from red to brown to blue and, of course, green, this piece lends a comfortable contrast to the clean lines commonly found in Minimalist and modern decors. This piece is in excellent condition, which is rather rare.

Measures: 4’10 x 8’2


This lovely and unique Turkish carpet features two geometric medallions in aqua, celery green, pink and red, which are boldly resting on a field of dark olive. Although the olive background is not an exact match for Pantone’s Greenery, the calming shade and surrounding motifs call nature to mind. The four corners contain vines and flowers in pink, yellow, green and red. A simple leaf pattern decorates the aqua border with accent colors that complement the medallions and center field.

Measures: 5’10 x 9’8


Another carpet attributed to the famous Turkish rug designer Zeki Muren, this Mid-Century Modern rug features a sandy-tan background. Five black outlined boxes with shades of green(ery) and red alternate with hints of black. Simple yet modern.

Measures: 6’10 x 9’11


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