Leading colour experts Pantone have announced ‘Greenery’ as the Colour of the Year 2017, and this refreshing and revitalising shade has given the green light to designers who want to create a tropical paradise in the world of interiors.
“Green is a fantastic colour and I love using it, as both a neutral and a statement by itself,” says Clarissa Hulse, textile designer.
“There are so many beautiful shades and they all look great contrasting with other colours.”
Indeed, once you’ve dressed the bed in one of Hulse’s new Prairie bed linens, injected some ‘greenery goodness’ into other rooms, here are some key trends to freshen up the home and introduce some new design themes…
1. It’s a shore thing
You don’t need to book a seaside holiday to be near the coast when you can introduce a few nautical themed pieces and a colour palette of blues and corals. Chambray stripes, fish motifs on chinaware, anything with an anchor and rattan lanterns will all flow easily together.
2. Go troppo
Creating a tropical paradise can be quicker and less stressful than booking a long-haul flight. Think a lush new palm tree, pink flamingo cushions, pineapple shaped cocktail shakers, bird print fabrics, grapefruit and citrusy scented candles, and a bamboo peacock chair.
3. French country living
Visit the French countryside with bleached wood accessories, cast iron tables, vintage cupboards, a rustic kitchen table, soft furnishings, antique linens, damask tablecloths and Provence style bed linen.
4. Try tribal
With a mix of Asian, Indian and South American treatments, a vibrant colour palette, embroidered floor cushions, pom pom adorned throws, ‘a little something’ from a souk, arts and crafts from various cultures and an ethnic rug can hint at Zanzibar style with a modern, bohemian take.
Exposed brick walls, stripped back floor boards, furniture made from hard working materials such as enamel, aluminium and oak imbibe an edgy, industrial feel that complements monochrome tones and graphic prints. Hipster and modern, cast iron dishes, metal work and wire storage will suit the inventory.
It’s easy to keep your cool with tactile textures and a mix of patterns that are elegant and graceful. Sainsbury’s Home and Lifestyle have married Scandinavian mark making and mid-century patterns with pastel hues to bring ‘sophistication to the home.’ Using premium materials such as marble and brass, quilted throws, embroidered cushions and a mix of tableware patterns complete the look.
Which look best describes your home style? And which new trends will you be trying in 2017?