When Pantone first announced Greenery as their hue for this year, I was a little sceptical. Although I love decorating with rich dark greens, I am normally not a huge fan of the lime green shade that is the Pantone’s Greenery hue. However, it is always important to get out of your comfort zone and search for new inspiration. I therefore decided to do some research on how best to incorporate this greenery shade into our interiors, which I will share with you here.
Every year Pantone carefully selects a colour of the year that reflects the emotions and events going on in our society. It is an announcement that is eagerly awaited by the design community, as it can often inform the coming design trends and moods.
This year Pantone chose Greenery as their colour of the year in reflection of our current volatile political climate and the need for people to indulge more in nature and the great outdoors in this digital age. In the words of Pantone: “Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” Green has always been associated with calmness and freshness and this is what the world needs right now. We have all experienced the magic of plants, forests and jungles – they revive us, calm us and renew us in the most natural way.
Scroll down for my style guide on how to introduce Pantone’s Greenery into your space.
The easiest and least intrusive way to introduce some colour, especially such a strong shade as Pantone’s Greenery, is through accessories. They are versatile and can be easily replaced when you tire of them. Many collections have been inspired by the greenery trend, so I have selected my favourite finds for you here:
Introducing an accent chair or a bold sofa colour is probably the most natural way for many of us to introduce a new hue into our space, but approach with caution, as furniture pieces are not as easily replaced as accessories. If you have a white interior, Pantone’s Greenery is perfect to add some flair to your space and will look amazing. I would stick to one statement piece to avoid overexposure:
I love using eccentric lighting to make a room pop and the greenery shade lends itself beautifully to this. Check out these four stylish lamps that are guaranteed to bring some greenery vibes into your home:
For the bold ones between us I found something spectacular. Greenery inspired wallpaper. It’s full of character and will add a real wow factor to your home. Use it on a feature wall or if that is a little too out there for you, try using it in a cloakroom. Small spaces are the perfect place to use some bold paper and as they are usually tucked away, they are allowed to be a little crazy!
This list would of course not be complete without a section on how to decorate our interiors with plants and foliage. It is the purest and the most elegant way to introduce Pantone’s greenery into our homes, as it embodies Pantone’s vision of renewing our lives through the lushness of nature. It is also the most versatile, as plants come in many shapes and sizes and if you know what you are doing they are also easy to care for. The most important consideration to take, is to assess how much sun your room gets, how much time you have and how much watering specific plants require. Once you have gone through that checklist you are ready to go! Here are a few of my personal favourites to decorate with:
What would be your favourite way to incorporate Pantone’s Greenery into your home? I would love to hear in the comments below. For more style guides check out my article on fresh Spring Decor.