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The Pantone Colour Institute has unveiled its Colour of the Year for 2017. And the winner is… Pantone 15-0343, otherwise known as Greenery. Fresh, zesty and full of life, it represents new beginnings. Before we get into how to use Greenery successfully in your home décor, just what is the Pantone Colour of the Year and why is it important?
Well, back in 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system of identifying, matching and communicating colours to solve the problems associated with producing accurate colour matches in the graphic arts community.
His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by everyone, led to the innovation of the PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardised colour in a fan format. Most of us are familiar with the Pantone fan (you may have even seen it at the Bunnings paint counter). Every year, Pantone choose a Colour of the Year – a colour snapshot of what colour experts see taking place in the world of colour that expresses a mood and an attitude.
But what does this mean to those of us who don’t have a degree in colour? Essentially, the Pantone Colour of the Year sets trends for things like design accents, soft furnishings and homewares, in much the same way as fashion trends affect the clothes we buy each season.
Why should foliage have all the fun? Apart from adding the odd indoor plant here and there around your home, green is not always one of the first choices when it comes to home decorating. But green is a ‘feel good’ colour that can add a sense of freshness and vibrancy to your home interiors. An uplifting and revitalising shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings, so let it inspire your home with fresh accents.
Greenery is actually very easy on the eyes. And on walls, furniture and accessories, it can be a real showstopper. But if you’re nervous about making too much of a statement, why not test it out in small doses through green-accented decorative accessories like cushions, throws, decorator pieces, candles and artwork.
As you become more confident with it, you might like to consider bringing out the big guns, like a feature wall! Done correctly, it can look absolutely stunning.
Designer Tip: Pair it with crisp white and navy for a classic look that will have everyone asking who your interior decorator is!
No doubt, Greenery will add a fresh, vibrant element to your interiors. And remember, if you’re thinking of building a new home in South-East Queensland, the team at Hallmark Homes is ready to help. If you have any questions about our home designs or house and land packages, please contact us today.