Pantone, the global authority on colour, declared Greenery, nature’s neutral, as colour of the year for 2017. Pantone select its colour palate to show a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture. A series of shades which aim to reflect a worldwide attitude and disposition. With this in mind, the refreshing and energising tone to Greenery is emblematic of new beginnings and, according to the Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, the choice was made ‘in response to a stressful and tense world.’
At a time when our social and political climates seem so complex, it is certainly refreshing to draw our focus and surround ourselves with, what unites us all: our inherent link to the natural world. As we aim to introduce Greenery into our daily lives through architecture, lifestyle choices and global design, so where better to begin our own individual search for rejuvenation through greenery than in our homes?
Representative of the luscious outdoors and blooming foliage, shades of green can be welcomed into our home interiors all year round without looking out of place. Due to its neutral traits, green tones can be incorporated into our interiors in large or small doses and can be combined a whole array of complementary colours and textures.
From the bedroom and bathroom to your home study and lounge, each space in our home is deserving of a splash of greenery as it speaks to what Eiseman calls ‘re-words’ – regenerate, refresh, revitalise, renew’. We may have just entered autumn, but the green scheme continues to be a popular one among interior designers and home décor brands.