WHY THE STYLIST LOVES GREENERY

And how you can make the most of 2017’s Colour of the Year.

Pantone: the global authority on colour, has announced Greenery as the 2017 Colour of the Year. According to The Home stylist – the grassy pick is spot on. ‘I love the colour choice! As a fan of flowers and greenery, I think it’s a really refreshing shade for Aussie interiors, and an easy one to work with,’ says Emma Blomfield.

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The fresh and zesty yellow-green shade was chosen for its revitalising nature. Pantone says it: ‘…evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.’

It’s this connection to the natural world that makes Greenery such a versatile shade in the home. Blomfield says there are less rules when it comes to decorating with green as opposed to other striking shades (such as red and orange) because we’ve seen it appear so readily with colour in all around us. ‘Think hot pink roses, canary yellow lilies, and peach tulips with green against them in the garden or at the local florist, so there’s no challenge to use it in our homes for 2017.’

Like all trends, her advice is to make the most of it as a secondary shade, not a hero colour. Use it in soft furnishings such as cushions, bed linen or a throw rug for the sofa for an instant refresh. ‘I would also ensure Greenery is featured somewhere in a piece of art in the same room, too, to tie the look together,’ she adds.

Despite the lack of rules, it’s always important to edit your striking shades before they get too overwhelming. In the case of greenery, it’s best to avoid too much of the shade in solid form on the floor as it can start to look a little Astro-turf like.


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