Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 – Greenery

Welcome to the new Edward Thomas Interiors blog. We’ll be sharing our work as well as trends, inspiration and tips. To start, we are looking at the colour everyone is talking about.

Every year colour giant Pantone highlight what shade they think will be big in the coming year. Designers the world over sit up and listen and the chosen colour will be seen everywhere from the catwalk to interiors.

Colour of the Year

2017’s colour is ‘Greenery’, a bright yellow-green hue which according to Pantone is a “refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings.” They say it will “revive, restore, and renew” as well as offer a “reconnection we seek with nature.”

pantone-color-of-the-year-2017-greenery-15-0343-leaves-2732x2048-1200x900Image: Pantone

For show homes, it can be dividing colour, however used in the right way can provide a refreshing addition to any interior space.

Greenery in our designs

Here’s how we have used green to add interest to show homes for our clients, and below are six ways easy green can be used in show homes.

Image: Kier Living
Image: Kier Living

Image: Kier Living

Image: Kier Living
Pantone Colour of the Year Greenery
Image: Kier Living
Pantone Colour of the Year Greenery
Image: Crest Nicholson
Image: Crest Nicholson

6 ways to use green in a show home

  1. Plants

    Adding plants is the easiest way of adding  touch of greenery to any interior – after all green is nature’s neutral. Faux plants are perfect for show homes as they don’t require any upkeep and maintenance. They have come a long way in recent years and can easily be styled into a scheme of any colour.

  2. Feature wall

    Green can be added in a feature wall either through a mural or wallpaper without being overpowering. A muted green painted wall can make a lovely backdrop or make a statement like the bold green and blue wallpaper or jungle mural, all pictured above.

  3. Occasional furniture

    You might not want a whole sofa in green, but an occasional chair, stool or footstool could add just the right amount of colour.

  4. Accessories

    You can add a splash of green through accessories; be it through cushions or bedding, or even as subtly as dinnerware in a kitchen or towels in a bathroom.

  5. With another colour

    Green and blue and green and purple make lovely combinations without either colour becoming too dominant. Pick the right complimentary colour and green can work beautifully in many spaces.

  6. Artwork

    You can bring some greenery into an interior using artwork.

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