Green will be big this year, starting with Pantone’s choice for 2017 Colour of the Year: Greenery.
“There’s a growing desire to reconnect with nature and what is real, and find ways to disconnect from technology. We need a break. We need to stop and breathe.”
– Laurie Pressman, Pantone Colour Institiute’s Vice President, interviewed by Forbes.
It’s clear that we crave more nature in our lives. We want the benefits that being in nature can bring, including a healthier body and mind.
The color choice of “greenery” honors the beauty of nature and all it has to offer us. It has been captured wonderfully in this video:
Pantone Color Institute, sees greenery as “Nature’s neutral” and the incentive to bring a little bit of nature into your home.
As we start to uncover and appreciate all the benefits of bringing nature indoors, we are seeing more plants and greenery in homes, hotels, restaurants, offices and public spaces than ever before.
We believe that this is not a trend, but a lasting and necessary change for the better. Learn more about how your space can help you live your best life possible.
Greenery actually taps into minimalism. A minimalist home is calming. Clutter is a form of visual distraction, and everything in our vision pulls at our attention a little. The less clutter, the less visual stress we have. Learn more about creating a minimalist space contributes to healthy living.
HERE ARE SOME OTHER TOP TRENDS FOR 2017:
1. Sunshine Yellow
The yellow pigment in “Greenery” references the sun, the symbolic light that people need in their lives. Another 2017 colour trend is the colour of the sun, “Sunshine Yellow”, that will light up any space. Choose an interesting piece in this color but since it’s bright, use it in moderation.
2. The Olive Tree
As we add more greenery into our homes, even plants have trends that come and go. “The staple indoor plant needs to have an update. Move over fiddle leaf figs, the olive tree is coming,” -Blomfield
3. Raw Wood
Going with the whole nature theme, raw wood is in trend for furniture, accessories and cabinetry. Yes now even kitchens are taking on this look, which brings along a natural texture with it.
Nooks and places to retreat will become more popular as we react to our technological filled lives. Relaxed furniture and soft, warm materials will help you escape from the challenges of our modern life.
We hope these trends for 2017 have inspired you to make some simple changes to improve the look and health of your most cherished spaces. Happy 2017!