Pantone Colour of 2017

So the Pantone Colour of 2017 is Green! Some colour phobes may gasp in horror at this choice, but it may not come as a surprise to many.  Last year saw an introduction to the green trend albeit in the addition of house plants,  but this shot of vibrant colour can be used in many guises. Fear not if you fancy a dabble but don't want to fully commit there are other alternatives....

whilst your first thought may be 'how do I live with this colour' or incorporate it into your scheme, there are a multitude of ways in which  you can be inspired.  Green is a positive colour amidst all the uncertainty of last year, without getting too political we can think of it as a fresh approach to adding a bit of zing to our scheme's and with spring just around the corner it seems apt to share with you some of the best images I've found to help you visualise this new colour.

Colour is not just for walls

Having a switch up doesn't always mean dragging out the roller and making a dramatic change in your home, you can add more transient pieces such as refreshing furniture with a lick of green.  Again it doesn't necessarily have to be this very citrus green.  You dont need to be a slave to a trend.  Interiors are meant to be an extension of yourselves and a place to incorporate more of your personality.  This means choosing a tone that you're comfortable with.  

Or you could go for soft furnishings in a green colourway.  Whether that be a wallpaper covering, armchair, or curtains.  If you're feeling a little braver you could commit to a stair covering, like one of my favourite instagrammers - Erica Davies. How amazing is this Roger Oates runner? I'm totally green with envy! 

Images via Pinterest

The resurgence of the humble house plant last year doesn't seem to be waning just yet. I wrote a post on the Jungle Trend last year, click here to read it.  But what better way to bring the outside in and use the transformative decoration of actual greenery! From small succulents to larger palms, fiddle fig trees to full on wall to wall! 

 Another favourite Instagrammer alert! Bianca  @frenchforpineapple

Another favourite Instagrammer alert! Bianca @frenchforpineapple

Dark colours aren't going anywhere

Don't worry if you've just caught up with interiors moving to moodier more intimate colours and and already we're onto something new, fear not, the dark trend isn't going anywhere! In fact we will probably only see more of it over the coming year as the high street catch up and offer more choice to compliment our darker homes.  Green and jewel colours can sit perfectly well together and in fact, they are a match made in heaven! But if subtle is more your thing try the darker sage colours out on walls or kitchen cabinets.

Find any green touches that have made you think? I'll leave you with my latest addition of green in my home.  This is my daughters room that needed a little freshen up.  She chose this colour which is in fact called Dix Blue but has a very green tinge to it.  Admittedly this is my tenuous link to the colour of the year  but I would definitely like to explore it more myself! 

 Walls - Dix Blue by  Farrow and Ball   Bed -  Ikea   Cushions - Cath Kidston old season, similar  here    Animal head - Similar  here

Walls - Dix Blue by Farrow and Ball

Bed - Ikea

Cushions - Cath Kidston old season, similar here 

Animal head - Similar here

 Abigail Ahern Raven Lamp -  Abigail Ahern for Debenhams   Palm Leaf cushion - H&M Similar  here    Sheepskin -  Cowboykate   Artwork -  Out There Interiors   Festoon lights -  Lights for fun

Abigail Ahern Raven Lamp - Abigail Ahern for Debenhams

Palm Leaf cushion - H&M Similar here 

Sheepskin - Cowboykate

Artwork - Out There Interiors

Festoon lights - Lights for fun

 More greenery!  Belly basket -  olli Ella   Gold lamp - Tk Maxx similar  here   Zebra vase -  Hilary & Flo   Artwork -  New Icons of Print    Cowhide - Ebay similar  here

More greenery!

Belly basket - olli Ella

Gold lamp - Tk Maxx similar here

Zebra vase - Hilary & Flo

Artwork - New Icons of Print

Cowhide - Ebay similar here

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