I have always been a lover of bright colours, but when Pantone’s new Colour of the Year ‘Greenery’ was released I was definitely sceptical. Although it’s a beautiful natural green shade, how could this be translated into an interior? The first thought that flashed into my mind was an image of green walls, green carpets, green everything. But after the colour hit the internet and everyone started talking about it, I saw how some people were using Greenery in interiors (among other things) and it started to grow on me.
I was quick to assume that the colour would be plastered everywhere across the following year but instead it is being used in very subtle and clever ways. So if you weren’t a fan of Greenery before, you will be soon.
We always want our front doors to be beautiful to give our homes a great first impression and I think using Greenery to decorate a front door is a great way to incorporate the colour into our homes. Not only this but it is beautifully harmonious with the natural surroundings, especially in the spring and summer months.
As greenery is such a natural colour it works great in areas that have lots of natural light flooding in. Try adding in green furniture such as dining chairs or side tables and team them with smaller accessories in the same colour such as vases or candle holders to tie the whole look together.
If you don’t feel like splashing out on a full set of green dining chairs, then soft furnishings are a great way to inject the colour into your home. A green rug on a hardwood floor or throw pillows on sofas and beds are simple ways to add in some colour, especially if you change your mind a lot!
If you still don’t think Greenery is for you why not try the simplest way to try out the colour- actual greenery! Potted plants and fresh flowers are great additions to any space, whether its keeping fresh green herbs in the kitchen or a tiny green cactus on your desk, it’s a great way to brighten up and bring life to any space.
I know for sure I’ll be trying Greenery out at home and I think you should too!
Until next time.