So it looks like we are all going green next year!
Pantone have announced that Greenery (or Pantone 15-0343) as their Colour of the Year 2017. Described as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring, when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew”. This vibrant shade provides us with a reconnection with nature, at a time according to the Pantone Institute’s Vice President Laurie Pressman that “we are so submerged in our routines and tethered to devices” that we have a great desire to “disconnect and replenish”.
What is the Pantone Colour of the Year?
For the past 16 years, Pantone has released a colour of the year, a colour that they believe embodies a “snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture, that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.” A colour that in the year to come will appear in all aspects of life from fashion, to design, to technology to interiors. Last year Pantone mixed it up a bit and choose two colours (and our personal favourite Pantone colour choices so far!): Rose Quartz and Serenity, these soft shades represented the concepts of balance, duality and peace, as well as the shifting gender identities redefining both fashion and the world. In response to this years social and political turmoil and complexity, Pantone have chosen, Greenery, is an optimistic and bright shade, symbolic of new beginnings and revitalization, to “provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for”.
How to bring Greenery into your home!
Bring the outside in with this nature inspired shade! Greenery is a great colour to add a fresh botanical feeling to your home all year round. Nature has a calming effect on us, especially in this technological age, and Greenery will help to bring this calming “at one with nature” feeling into your home.
But if like us, you feel Greenery is a little too bold for an overall colour scheme, fear not as this leafy hue works great as an accessory colour. Plus it goes surprisingly well with a lot of different colour tones, from pastels to neutrals to brights and even to metallics! Check out the Pantone website for more info on colour pairings.
Interject burst of this vibrant shade through your home with statement items such as large furniture pieces, rugs and blankets. Alternatively house-plants are a great and “green” way of bring both the colour Greenery and nature itself into your home – we see the house-plant trend growing even bigger next year!
Below we have rounded-up our top Greenery product picks from homeArama to help show how you can work Pantone’s Colour of the Year into your home!
So what are your thoughts on Greenery, Pantones Colour of the Year? Do you love it, hate it or are you on the fence? Us for one, are excited to see how this colour trend will be used in the upcoming SS17 season!
Thanks for reading! 🙂