Just before Christmas, Pantone announced that Greenery was the going to be the color of 2017, so how do we use this bold shade in our home? Take a look!
The current color trend is , a bright refreshing color that needs delicate handling. Too much and it will overpower everything, so the key word is balance and using it with other accent colors to create a successful and cheerful look. We've found six key rooms featuring greenery, so follow our top styling tips on how to make it work for you.
A is a great option in an on trend color. In this room it's the focal point and it works because the walls are plain and painted in a deep gunmetal grey which adds the perfect backdrop. A bright geometric rug introduces new colors to the space with the odd Greenery shade in some of the shapes to keep the look cohesive. Pick out accessories like vases and botanical plants to carry the look through the rest of the scheme.
Where to buy: Lady May three seater sofa in dusky grass, from $2,428,
If the intensity of Pantone's Greenery is too strong for you, then opt for a color a few shades lighter like this pretty floral wallpaper. The white and black linear design breaks up the green and the result is a charming print that works well in a dining room or kitchen. Paint skirting boards in a similar shade to the wallpaper instead of the usual white, try or opt for a lighter shade, . Add tumblers and tableware in green and keep the look modern with hints of black.
Where to buy: Florette wallpaper in Acid Drop, $75 a roll,
With it's often best to apply them in small amounts rather than big dramatic changes. Kitchen's are a good space for introducing new colors especially if your units are plain. Updating kitchen stools is a good starting point, the shade of green here is slightly darker than Greenery but it still brings a fresh feel and contrasts well against the white metro tiles. Blonde wood is a good option to use with this look as it adds a rustic element which is also popular right now.
Where to buy: Nerd bar stool, $499,
Our , and this is where Greenery can be used to great effect. Choose a shade that's more subtle like the color of these curtains and team it with a mid-tone wooden bed and a spectacular style wood pendant like the one shown here. Add texture in the form of this basketweave rug and complete the look with a cobalt blue throw and patterned cushions.
Where to buy: Rib lined pencil pleat curtains, $104, , West Elm Mid-century bed frame, $799, , Tom Raffield No.1 pendant light, $308, , Whitby basketweave mat, $122,
You can't beat fresh white woodwork teamed with a bright color
– it looks really striking and the white creates the perfect contrast and balance to this green wall. Black is used here as the accent color and it provides depth to the scheme while the copper pieces add warmth. Accessorize with monochromatic pieces like stationery boxes, desk and wall lighting and a smart graphic style rug.
Where to buy: Alain desk lamp in brass with a white hood, $201,
As they are generally the , bathrooms are a great place to experiment in, and this space certainly embraces the whole Greenery trend! What makes this look work is the two shades of green combined with the play with scale
– the smaller pale green rectangles against the brighter, larger square tiles. Again, crisp white is used to great effect here and provides the perfect balance to the greens. Finish with fluffy white tiles and chrome accessories.
Where to buy: Palm Green and Pavilion green tiles, $110 per 10 square feet, from the .