The US-American philosopher and author Prentice Mulford once said: “It is wholesome to surround yourself with coloured things. What pleases the eye refreshes the mind, and what refreshes the mind refreshes the body.” In keeping with this motto, the Pantone Color Institute each year determines a colour of the year that is reflected in fashion, product design and interior design. The colour trend for 2017 is the cheerful colour Greenery.
As the name suggests, Greenery is a shade of green. This fresh green tone is bright and intense, and is one of the shades of green you will find all around in nature. At first glance, it might seem somewhat surprising that this intense colour should end up becoming a colour trend. But if you keep in mind the reasons for the colour choice, it is actually a perfect fit.
Pantone – the colour specialists
In one of our blog posts, we have already written about the most important colour trends for 2017. Yet there is more to say: At the beginning of each year, a select group of colour experts – taking into account social trends and research results – determines a colour trend for the coming year. This round of experts is headed by the CEO of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman. This year, the experts chose the fresh and life-affirming colour Greenery.
The respective Pantone colour trend is not chosen for its appeal to a select few. Rather, it reflects the spirit of our time. You could nearly say that the colour captures the mood of the world we live in. So what is the mood at present?
Greenery – the colour trend for 2017
In a world that is constantly changing and troubled by conflicts, we yearn for peace, naturalness and normality. And this is precisely what Greenery represents. It is a fresh green that symbolises hope and renewal. The colour trend for 2017 also embodies everything natural: new buds, lush grass, leaves in the wind and lavish treetops. It stands for a healthy lifestyle and balance with nature.
To evoke these emotions, the chosen colour trend is also used abundantly in interior design. Be it entire walls in Greenery combined with cold concrete that convey a feeling of natural urbanity. Or be it drapes, curtains, sofa cushions, accessories such as vases and bowls that set expressive and unique colour accents. Prints with plant motifs are especially popular, just like last year. These graphics or patterns are becoming even larger and bolder in 2017, even wallpaper with green leaves and images of nature is being used. It goes without saying that living decorations in the form of plants and flowers breathe new life into your home.
The Pantone green tone in your own four walls
There are endless possibilities for combining Greenery in your home. You can choose between small colour accents and bold statements. You can integrate the colour trend for 2017 into your home purposefully and creatively. If you are currently looking for a new home, you can introduce the Pantone colour trend into your newly decorated apartment or house. Discover our wide range of properties and let the experts at Engel & Völkers help you with your property search. As soon as you have found your new home, you can start using Greenery in your interior design.