Written by Kura Perkins
Lively, harmonious, revitalizing, and assuring – all of these best descriptions for the Pantone Color of the Year 2017 – Greenery.
It signifies the reassurance and connection we seek from and with nature – the biggest source of inspiration on earth. With an instantaneous calming effect, this gorgeous color marks calmness, freshness, growth and rejuvenation. These are only a few of the many reasons why you should utilize this color to design your abode. We have mentioned below 4 fantastic ideas about how you can transform your home beautifully with this year’s Pantone Color.
Green Walls Anyone?
Dare to be different by painting your walls with various hues of Greenery. You need to use them cleverly to be sure that your walls don’t become an eyesore. For your bedroom, an ideal way of merging Greenery would be to choose those tones from its color palette, which mimic nature most perfectly. Also using green and white together will create a look which is a bit eccentric, but elegant and relaxing as well. The pop shades of green can be used to protect the wall behind the sink or hob from splashes. A small vertical herb garden in your kitchen is also a great idea.
Green Design Elements
A neutral living space is the perfect way to incorporate Pantone’s Greenery and bring out its beauty. For this, you need to add tones of this relaxing shade through varied design elements. Think large cushions for sofas, throw pillows, curtains or ottomans chairs in your living room. The result would be a stylish space with a serene ambience.
Tranquil Bath Spaces
Bathrooms are generally seen as spaces for rejuvenation and relaxation for most people. You can make this space more tranquil by adding various indoor botanicals. Build an accent wall made up of natural materials like wood and stone. To this you can install round planters with exotic varieties of plants. You can also choose green climbers to make the wall more engaging. This will not only create a welcoming and soothing ambience, but will also purify the air. Even other elements such as tiles which are inspired from Greenery can transform the ambience entirely.
Play within a Single Palette
Another interesting way to do up your interiors is to use colors from the same color palette, i.e. the one which Greenery belongs to. The key is to balance the color tones wisely, be it the walls, furniture pieces, upholstery or other design elements. You can experiment with a combination of different patterns, prints and designs. There are so many engaging color hues to choose from such as lime, mint, emerald etc. For instance, an emerald cowhide rug would make a great décor statement. Remember, that a right equilibrium of the colors from this palette is essential to create a visually pleasing and soothing ambience for your home.
There are those who love bold spaces and then there are those who love cozy and subtle spaces. Whatever may be your décor preference; we are sure that our suggestions listed above are sure to inspire you to use the brilliant Pantone Color of this year, and create lively and engaging living spaces. So design away!
Written by Kura Perkins. Kura founded her first brand ‘Art Hide’ while on tour working as a PR specialist. She now handles marketing and communications for her various businesses and regularly writes and contributes to various platforms educating people about the beauty and benefits of cowhides, homewares, entrepreneurialism and all things related! When she’s not working or writing, she can be found relaxing at the beach with her husband and her three beautiful daughters.