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How to use Pantone colour of the year in your home

Posted on 07 January 2017

It’s that time again when Pantone release their colour for the year ahead. Gone are the tranquil and muted tones of Serenity and Rose Quartz of 2016, a New Year ushers in the zesty vibrancy of the punchy Greenery.pantone-greenery-bedding

A bright and attention grabbing colour, Greenery is linked to the trend towards natural finishes, nature and a penchant for green in interiors and fashion. We’ve seen this colour, along with other green tones paired recently in the Tropical and Jungalow design trends that have been so popular lately like you see in the bedding in the below image. Think those deep navy walls paired with palm prints, rattan furniture and colourful flamingos and pineapples that are injected with those big bold greens in furniture.

Pantone describe Greenery as “natures neutral” and is all about natural beauty, reenergising, the desire within the built environment to bring the outside inside and our constant pursuit to rejuvenate and centre ourselves.

But how do you incorporate an on trend colour into an existing space, or, if you’re feeling particularly brave, how do you transform your space around the trend colour? 


The simple go to is plants, bringing some simple succulents in pots to suit your décor will bring an instant injection of green and life to your interior.

Greenery can be used in accent and statement pieces, and paired with other shades of green and natural elements, such as vibrant scatter cushions or a more daring occasional chair or large scale artwork.

To create a very luxe look, pair different shades of green together. You don't need to match the exact colour to create a cohesive interior. The most you'l create for yourself is a headache trying to colour match everything. Colours love themselves, so the more tones and hues you have in the same colour throughout your space, the more layered and glamorous it will look.

Below we see one example of a glam layered modern interior with neutrals, natural fibres and organic elements injects with life through the use of greenery in the form of a chair that evokes he relaxed energising feel of Palm Springs. 


In this example, we take the Tropical/Jungalow trend and refine it into a gentlemen’s club style interior, reminiscent of Colonial explorers in the jungles far flung lands, with the green predominately coming from the inclusion of “exotic” plants.


And finally, a masculine feminine mix of geometrics and organic, gems and metals that is accented with Greenery in the form of agate and malachite accents on a sharp monochromatic base.


It’s fun to see how this colour can be worked into a scheme beyond the standard inclusion of a cushion in the exact colour and hoping it will work. Play around with what you already have and find a style that works for you when it comes to using this latest trend colour. Don’t be afraid to borrow from older trends, if you like it and it speaks to you, it will work.

Your home should be just as alive as you are, it should reflect your taste, personality and be ever changing, just like you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colour and layering, if it doesn’t work, you can always change it again!


This weeks article was written by Clinton Moore of Clinton James Interiors

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