The Latest Green Colour Trend
Have you seen the new refreshing and revitalising Pantone colour trend?
As 2017 is off to a good start, with Pantone releasing this new colour trend which has been shocking people for all the right reasons!
Introducing Pantone 15-0343, or “Greenery.”
Since 2000, Pantone has released a colour that embodies visual and design trends in homewares, fashion and interior design.
So, let’s get down to business!
Greenery – colour meaning
First off, the colour is said to be symbolic of “new beginnings” and is described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.”
Greenery is also described as “illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors.” In addition to that, Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many colour combinations.
You can see how it could be used in Pantone’s promo video.
To top it off, there’s a growing desire to reconnect with nature and what is real. As technology is getting more advanced, you can also find ways to immerse yourself in the natural world.
Use of Greenery in Fashion & Interior Design
Green has become a more popular colour in recent months across the fashion and interior design worlds. With green providing a pop of colour in accessories and shoes, or as a bold accent in patterns.
Greenery has already made an appearance at the beginning of the year, standing out in the collections of designers like Lacoste, Emilio Pucci and Michael Kors.
But here’s something really interesting,
From what we’ve seen so far, dark green was the key colour trend for the new year. Whereas, surprisingly ‘greenery’ is becoming more dominant in design so far.
So, get ready to reconnect with nature!
Using Greenery in your home
Green is often thought of as colour not for the faint-hearted when it comes to interiors, but if you choose the right green and use it in the right way, this colour can transform your home!
But here’s the interesting thing…
Perfect to use to bring the outside in, green can introduce an earthy feel to your home especially when teamed with house plants, botanical wallpaper and natural accessories.
Here’s the big idea! Be bold and go all out with varying shades of green on your walls. This will create vibrancy and excitement! Explore and use green in different rooms to form an earthy base to your home. And remember
Don’t be afraid of green; embrace it and you will find your living spaces transformed in an instant.
So, what’s the secret?
When you look back at the recent trends of 2016 including copper, concrete and marble. This trend fits in if done right! Just by painting your walls, or getting new furniture, you can complement previous trends.
It is surprising how green can be used with other colours to create so many moods in your home. Whether you intend to dabble with a little splash of green here and there or introduce a full-on green colour scheme.
Here’s our ‘Greenery’ Pinterest board, filled with interior design inspiration for you!
We’ve pulled together some tips to help you go green in your home.
Using Pantone Green for flooring
A great way to introduce green is on your floors. A green rug will introduce a beautifully natural base to the room allowing you to decorate around your chosen shade.
Imagine for a moment…
For instance, neutral décor gives you the freedom to choose any green you fancy – how vibrant do you dare go?
But hang on a minute. Don’t restrict rugs to just living rooms and dining rooms; this flooring choice is growing in popularity for use all around the home with good reason.
Pantone Greenery feature wall
If you want to try the colour trend, but want to go for something a little more out there – a green feature wall is something that looks set to remain for some time. It is a great way to add a bit of zing to a room.
Let’s look at the example above:
Having a single wall to splash some colour on allows you to be creative and add your own personality to your living spaces.
And the best part?
Greenery would look fantastically fresh against bright white or pale grey, but it can also surprisingly complement purples, reds or orange – if you are brave enough.
Splash of greenery with home accessories
If you love green and want to introduce it into your interior design but don’t want to commit to walls or flooring, there are lots of accessories that can add that zest.
Let’s find out:
Choose cushions, throws and rugs for your living room. Or kitchen containers, tea towels and candle holders to add a bit of fruity fun to your kitchen.
1. Mercury Row Elysian Scatter Cushion, £29.99.wayfair.co.uk.
2. Athena Chair, £179,99. Sofasworld.co.uk.
3. Oaks Light Lime Green Table Lamp, £20.16. scotlightdirect.co.uk
4. Mixology Neon Tumbler Lime Green, £100. Waterford.co.uk
5. Mika Lime Green Glass Wall Clock, £19.96. ticktockclocks.co.uk
Feeling inspired? What do you think of the colour trend, do you love the greenery trend as much as we do?
Leave a comment below, as we’d love to know your thoughts!