Drum roll please… yes its that time of year again when Pantone (the colour institute) announce the colour of the year for 2017. This time they’ve chosen a fresh zesty yellow-green shade called ‘Greenery’ 15-0343 that evokes the first days of Spring and signals new beginnings.
“While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise and unite, Greenery symbolises the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
“The tangy yellow-green speaks to our desire to express, explore, experiment and reinvent, imparting a sense of buoyancy,” said Eiseman. “Through its reassuring yet assertive vibrancy, Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during a time when we are redefining what makes us successful and happy.”
The colour greenery also has lots of health benefits too as it can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.
The ‘Greenery’ colour allows us the opportunity to reconnect with nature and bring the outside in.
Adding Greenery through painting walls, botanically-themed pictures or wallpaper, sofas, headboards, rugs and accessories provides us with a zen breathing space.
If you feel a painted wall colour might be too bold a colour choice, then you could consider just using ‘Greenery’ in floral scatter cushions or as a statement piece such as a chair to add a pop of colour.
Pantone have kindly created 10 different colour palettes which demonstrate how ‘Greenery’ can work in a variety of colour schemes. If your already missing 2016′s colours of rose quartz and serenity then don’t worry as you will find these in the colour palettes below. Here’s a glimpse:-
We have already seen ‘Greenery’ used in this years runways by Gucci, Michael Kors and Cynthia Rowley. You will definitely see this colour filter into interior stores as it gains popularity throughout 2017. Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog. I hope you found the information useful. Please feel free to share with your colleagues whom may have an interest in interiors. Thanks, Louise 045982265 [email protected] and [email protected]