In 2017 Pantone released Greenery (15-0343) as their colour of the year. The yellow-green shade evokes a sense of vitality and symbolises the “lushness of the great outdoors” and according to Pantone Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, greenery satisfies “our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise.” As nature’s neutral, greenery can bring warmth to a stark industrial style and works to compliment timber and wicker textures. Here are our tips for injecting greenery into your home.
Take this shade literally and beautify your home with plant life. Create a herb garden in your kitchen for a functional (and delicious!) burst of colour, feature potted plants with broad, glossy leaves in your lounge room for a luxe look, or bring your bathroom to life with a Peace Lily or three.
Use plants to soften the appearance of modern appliances and technology in the home. A terrarium of succulents is a no-fuss addition to a home office. They are a realistic option for the time-poor, without having to compromise on the lush result.
Liven up bookshelves with well-placed plants in a quirky pot. If surface space is limited, a hanging arrangement is an ideal alternative.
If you caring for plants isn’t your strong suit, considering including Greenery as an accent to your interiors instead. Find a gorgeous green throw, add a cushion in the zesty shade to your couch or use wall art featuring leafy prints to ensnare the senses.
For a bold update to your home, a green couch will make a dramatic statement. Leave it bare or complement it with cushions in charcoals and beige tones. For an interior that says, “Greenery is here to stay” opt for a painted feature wall or finish with wallpaper with a leafy design.
Looking for more Greenery inspiration? Contact Darren James Interiors today to discuss the best ways to incorporate colour into your home.