Pantone have recently announced their new colour of the year – Introducing Pantone 15-0343, or “Greenery”. It has been shocking people for all the right reasons!
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.
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.
With the growing desire to reconnect with environmentalism and nature, Greenery is also a unifying thread in tech and innovation because of its association with boldness and modernity.
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.
Greenery has also been shown in a variety of solids and prints in children’s wear.
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!
From the floor to ceiling, allowing the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop is a way to add nature into your home. Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor creates a vibrancy and excitement.
Perfect to use to bring the outside in, green can introduce an earthy feel to your home especially when it forms an earthy base to your home.
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, 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.
An ideal choice for rugs and upholstery, Greenery also works well as paint and for decorative accessories. For instance, neutral décor gives you the freedom to choose any green you fancy – how vibrant do you dare go?
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.
Whether on its own or combined with other shades, Greenery can bring a feeling of calm and relaxation into the home environment.
Having a single wall to splash some colour on allows you to be creative and add your own personality to your living spaces. 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.
Add elegance to any room by incorporating this bright and welcoming hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint.
Greenery coloured kitchen items and tableware, as well as home accessories like candles, decorative bowls, vases and florals, add subtle colour accents while contributing to a welcoming and peaceful space.