After the highly-fashionable Marsala and the whimsical pairing of Rose Quartz and Serendipity, Pantone released a new colour trend that will bring you back to the earth. This 2017, the globally-renowned authority on colour puts the spotlight on greenery: a fresh mix of lime and peridot that reminds us of spring. It is the colour of life, urging users to put down their modern gadgets, take a step outside, and bask in the lush presence of nature. It is crisp, zesty and organic; reminiscent of the colour of young buds shooting up from the ground, or the sun-drenched leaves of a tropical garden.
Basic and versatile, greenery can complement a wide range of palettes. And, if you're planning to take part of this trend, there are several ways you can infuse the 2017 Colour of the Year in your décor – without going overboard. Take a cue from these tips and invite a fresh, new take on using this organic-themed colour.
Maybe you've outgrown your black leather sofa. Or your maroon upholstered couches don't work for you anymore. This is the perfect time to take that roundabout and invite a new splash of colour to your living room. You can either reupholster your old furniture, or buy a new sofa to add a playful twist to your dull corner.
Liven up your room by repainting your walls with a fresh touch of greenery. The colour is easy in the eye and quickly reinvigorates tired vision. Complement it with light yellows and white for a zestier look.
If you're blessed with a green thumb, why not show it off? Create a hearty indoor garden by using empty corners (such as windowsills) as spaces for your potted ferns and cacti. This is taking greenery, literally. But other than decor, plants also consume carbon dioxide and provide you with a healthy dose of oxygen in return.
Greenery is a bright shade that can be used as a contrasting accent to dark interiors. This hue easily pops out of wood stained floors, dark brown furniture, onyx walls and deep red rugs. And, the crisp radiance of 2017's Colour of the Year gives off a youthful vibe to any space. Easily turn old, boring libraries into modern-day hangouts with greenery-coloured decor.
Use this colour to create an unexpected twist in dull spaces, such as the washroom. Instead of painting the outside of your cabinets, why not create a little surprise and paint the insides instead? This frames the contents in a tasteful, creative way. Accessorise empty spots with random toys and thing-a-ma-jigs to incorporate a hint of fun.
If you're still unsure where to use 2017's Colour of the Year, you could start with your door. A fresh paint of lively green instantly updates your home to something contemporary and clean, especially when paired with white walls.
Last but not least, the little things. There’s no need to spend a lot on new furniture and paint to incorporate the colour of the year into your home. Be practical and creative; focusing on embellishing your interior with Greenery inspired objects easily transforms it from last year’s to current. Switch up your lighting fixture or table lamps into something green. Use eye-catching accessories such as candle holders, trinket boxes and vases to implement the look.
Have fun redecorating your interior with 2017’s Colour of the Year. Meanwhile, which of these styles are you most likely to use? Comment below and tell us your thoughts!
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