Pantone Colour of the Year 2017: Greenery

12 December 2016 | General | Interior Design/Decorating

Pantone has recently announced the Colour of the Year for 2017, ‘Greenery’.

Since 2000, Pantone has released their ‘Pantone Colour of the Year’ as a symbolic colour selection – a snapshot of what they see taking place in global culture that reflects an expression of a mood and an attitude.

‘Greenery’ is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that symbolises new beginnings. It evokes early spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. 

The fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath and reinvigorate. Greenery is considered ‘nature’s neutral’ and is a refreshing and revitalising shade, and as seen in nature, sits with any other green. 

To me, Greenery is a perfect colour for our hot Australian climate and evokes a sense of tranquillity and calm as well as almost tricking the body into feeling cooler.  For those who live in the harsher, inland areas of Australia, decorating with green (in both the home and garden) can enhance a feeling of wellbeing and allow the eye to rest. The hallway in our home is wallpapered in a beautiful, flourishing ivy leaf pattern in various shades of green and in our summer, is a much needed oasis.

The chair we have photographed, one of a pair, in the garden is covered in Bennison Fabrics’ ‘Waikiki’ Green on Oyster linen – a perfect representation of ‘Greenery’ and an example of how a beautiful fabric can be used on a piece, entirely unexpectedly but with wonderful results.  I refer you to the website for further inspiration or product in 'Green'. There is currently a pair of cushions in 'Waikiki' available - a great Christmas idea.

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