I can’t believe I’m into my third year of Pantone posts! When this series began I didn’t really have any agenda; I just loved looking at the colours and creating boards to tie in with them. Amazing that we’re into yet another year. And to kick off this year’s colours, it seems right and proper to start with the colour of the year 2017. Pantone Greenery.
Of which, Laurie Pressman of the Pantone Institute says:
‘Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.’
It’s such a fresh colour. I think the perfect word to describe it would be ‘verdant’.
Reminds me of the Palm House at Kew. Of tennis lawns and cheese plants. Meadows and snowdrops.
So in a bid to bring a little of the outside in, these picks for Pantone Greenery are for the sitting room. But unlike all of my other Pantone posts all of this product has come from just one retailer — Wayfair.
Colour Your World in Pantone Greenery
1. Lison Throw in Cactus
2. Tropical Sidetable
3. Freschesa Lamp — Pura Lux
4. Meridianus Green Area Rug — Home Etc
5. Hanging Terrarioum Cube
6. 2 Seater Couch — Home & Haus
7. Scatter Cushion — Malini
8. Leaf Green Graphic Art Print
I’m definitely a fan of this lovely botanically inspired shade but think you can sometimes have too much of a good thing and I daresay that overloading on Pantone Greenery could have you feeling as though you’re living in a rainforest.
That said, pairing it with an inky green wall — Studio Green from Farrow and Ball would be an amazing choice — and layering it with a colour more akin to Woodbine that we looked at last year — in the form of a mid century style sofa, then bringing in golden tones from wood and metal accessories could really make it sing.
Or if that’s not your thing, just bring a little bit of Pantone Greenery into your life in the form of a new houseplant.
This year I’m really excited to be working with Wayfair, as I’ve been asked to be part of their ‘Home Experts’ programme. Over the next 12 months, I’ll be bringing you lots of lovely ideas from their website. Watch this space!