With 2016 drawing to a close and it’s time to look forward to the year ahead. Every December Pantone announces the colour it has selected as the ‘Colour of the Year’ for the upcoming year. Pantone’s Colour of the Year provides ‘a colour snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude’. For 2017 Pantone has chosen Greenery (a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade) as their Colour of the Year. This colour was chosen as it is a refreshing and revitalising shade that symbolises new beginnings for the year ahead. Greenery allows people to reconnect with the great outdoors by taking a step back from modern life and exposing themselves to the beauty of the natural world – as such, combined with it’s connections to nature and the outdoors, this colour is a perfect way to rejuvenate any kitchen, conservatory or garden room.
When it comes to implementing new colour trends throughout your house, kitchens can be one of the more challenging rooms as altering larger items such as work surfaces or cabinets can be both costly and time consuming. It also runs the risk of overpowering other aspects and features within the room. As Greenery is such a bold and vibrant colour it is likely that most people will look to include smaller more subtle splashes of the colour around their home – the kitchen provides many opportunities to do this. A simple change of utensils or crockery will inject a new burst of colour into your kitchen. Further to this if you have an open plan kitchen / living area you can continue your new colour scheme throughout with bright cushions or even a new piece of furniture or artwork.
If you are feeling particularly creative there are plenty of DIY techniques you can try out to integrate 2017’s Colour of the Year throughout your home. Adding a feature wall is a great way to add a real pop to your room, or if you don’t want to make such dramatic changes, repainting or recovering chairs will add a more subtle splash of colour.
Described by Pantone as ‘nature’s neutral’, Greenery is a colour fitting for all seasons that can be used alongside a huge range of shades – including last year’s Colour of the Year. Pantone has provided examples of 10 palettes that pair Greenery with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels and metallic tones. This demonstrates how even bright and bold colours can be incorporated into a wide variety of schemes.
If you would like advice on colour and other interior design trends and how to incorporate them into your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.