Bring Greenery into Your Home
I am super excited Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 is a gorgeous uplifting green shade called ‘Greenery’. I am already a big fan of the colour green. Concrete filled cities and technology jammed homes could really do with a huge colour burst of green. Green instantly makes me feel calmer and at one with nature. It’s an eye-catching, natural, inspiring colour which can create a positive atmosphere.
Pantone describe their 2017 colour of the year as ‘a refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature's greens revive, restore and renew.’
We can certainly all do with a little more of that description in our lives as we lead more and more busy stress filled lives and become slaves to our smartphones, never truly switching off. The colour green is said to restore and renew depleted energy levels.
Green promotes calmness which is why many buildings have a green room. We had a green room at my sixth form college where we could study in peace away from the hectic-ness of the common room. Now I understand why it was green! Apparently there’s often a green room at TV studios to calm people before going live on TV.
It is very easy to bring this positive colour into your homes and brighten your mood each day. Add a few green home accessories to create a fresh renewed look to your existing décor. Or if you’re feeling brave, redecorate to create an accent wall in this fabulous shade. Alongside white walls this green will really pop out at you each day. Add a gorgeous green sofa and pop an indoor butterfly palm house plant in an oversized white ceramic pot to finish the look. Imagining such a room makes me think of springtime which instantly makes me feel happy!
I have created this mood board to show you some of my favourite home décor ideas inspired by the pantone colour Greenery. Isn’t the candle holder something else? Imagine this on a distressed white painted wooden farmhouse dining table with the green wine glasses, white crockery and lime green napkins – so gorgeously refreshing!
I love the textured look of the wall in the bedroom photo. I’d totally have a bedroom like that. In fact, I was admiring a mirror just like that in Ikea last weekend. Green also compliments wood perfectly to truly bring the outdoors in.
Tropical trends look set to continue into 2017 so why not combine the two with some flamingo themed green wallpaper?
I couldn’t resist sharing the oversized chunky knitted blanket with you. It looks so cosy and I’d love one draped over my bed to bring a flash of colour to my whiter than white bedroom.
To complete the look, don’t forget about the windows! These impressive coloured Velux window blinds are from Nottingham based business Elite blinds who have been covering windows for people and businesses since 1982. If you’re near to Nottingham and need new blinds visit their website at www.eliteblinds.info