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Introducing the Colour of 2017

Posted by Nicole Yeardley
20/12/2016

PANTONE, the global colour consultant, have recently announced the colour of 2017. “It’s just a colour,” we may hear you say, “why is it so important?” This colour will set the tone (no pun intended) for any designer, artist, stylist who works in fashion, packaging, interior design… the list goes on. You will be seeing this colour everywhere this year - it’s a big deal!

Described as a “refreshing and revitalising shade”, PANTONE have introduced ‘Greenery’ as the colour of the year.  This “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” represents new beginnings and is associated with new foliage in spring.

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Also known as PANTONE 15-0343, this revitalising colour comes at a time where the world appears "very stressful and tense", as Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute, Leatrice Eiseman explains.

 

The Meaning of Green

Described by the Cambridge Dictionary as the ‘colour between blue and yellow’ and the ‘colour of grass’, green generally symbolises growth and freshness and is commonly associated with safety.  In Japan, green is allied with eternal life. In Portugal, it’s the colour of hope; Islam, green is the sacred colour.

However the pessimistic shades of green, such as PANTONE's 2013 colour, Emerald, can suggest ill health, jealousy and even resurrection in some cultures. 

 

How to Make Green Work in your Home

Based on Greenery's immediate association with nature, spring and new growth, introduce similar shades into your home by bringing the outdoors in. Our woodland and forest murals are available in many shades of green to suit your taste and aura.

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Forest Path in Sunshine

Accompany the murals with potted plants and add depth and texture to your décor.

 

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Plants from IKEA

Landscapes can work just as well. Whereas woodland and forest murals can feel mysterious and exciting, landscape murals tend to be more scenic and open with a sense of tranquillity.

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Summer Vista wall mural

Symbolic in some Asian cultures and beliefs, green can be incorporated within themed decor. As mentioned previously, green is symbolic to hope in Japan and we have many Japanese themed wall murals.

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Bamboo Trees wall mural

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Toji Pagoda, Kyoto, Japan wall mural

Continue this theme throughout your room with some structured accessories.

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Floor lights from Habitat

Whether or not you dare to be seen in green, there's a shade not short from 'Greenery' and its values for your home. We'd love to see and hear how you've used it in your decor.  Please leave your feedback and tips in the comments box below.

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