Ever since Pantone, the world’s leading experts on colour, named “Greenery” as their colour of the year 2017, green interiors have remained popular. We examine this interior design trend in greater detail.
Pantone's colour of the year is usually a good indicator of upcoming trends across a wide spectrum including both fashion and interiors. Up until 2017, a green shade hadn't been named colour of the year since 2013, when Emerald was heralded as the must-have colour. In 2016, the title was shared by 2 colours: Rose Quartz & Serenity, whilst in 2015 it was Marsala and in 2014 Radiant Orchid took the honours. Other major paint brands followed suit, with green palettes featuring heavily in their 2017 trend forecasts.
In the years since, we’ve seen a varied range of different hues and shades which have been heralded as THE new and upcoming colour, like Ultra Violet in 2018 and Spiced Honey in 2019, yet “Greenery” continues to inspire a whole interior design movement!
How does this translate into home interiors?
Whilst green has always been a popular colour for home interiors, Greenery seems to echo the trend towards bringing the outdoors indoors, which began in earnest last summer and looks set to continue this year.
Green is a colour that symbolises regrowth and new beginnings, so what better colour to introduce into a new home or redecorated room? During the summer, it will blur the lines between your outdoor and indoor living spaces, and in the winter months, it will bring a touch of cheerfulness and bright colouring, great when the days are grey and drab.
Take a look at our mood board below for some great green ideas.
Whilst many of us know the benefits of having plants around the home, it isn't always obvious just how beneficial plants can be in promoting a healthy home.
Plants can help to reduce stress by absorbing noise and improving air quality. As the world becomes a much busier and noisier place in which to live, plants are quite literally a natural remedy to the man-made and manufactured world.
Introducing greenery around the home is certainly gaining popularity, with UK houseplant sales on the increase, as social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest help to fuel this renewed-interest in indoor shrubs. The Coronavirus pandemic has also led to a renewed interest in house plants, as many of us sought to brighten up our homes during lockdown.
We’ve picked out our top house plants for bathrooms, which you can find out more about in our in-depth article.
Green bathroom ideas
Whilst eco bathrooms, with water-saving and energy-saving features, are becoming increasingly popular, you can further enhance your decor with the green trend through your wall coverings, furniture and even your suite.
The obvious place to start, green metro tiles can add a touch of charm and are highly versatile, working with both traditional and contemporary styles. However, if you're looking to create a clean, modern appearance, a green shower wall panel will help you to colour block around your shower area, plus, with a superb non-stick surface which helps repel soap and grime, and no grout joins where mould can grow, it's much easier to clean than tiles.
Take a look at our short video below, where we show you a creative way to use paint and a few household accessories to incorporate a green space in your bathroom or ensuite:
A green bath
If you’re considering a “splash of green” in your bathroom, why not choose a green bath to complement your walls?
We love this gorgeous freestanding bath from our Artist Collection, in a shade we’ve named “green bee”, which has been inspired by the artwork of British contemporary artist Louise Dear.
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