Pantone Colour Of The Year

I always look forward to the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year. Last year’s dreamy offering of Rose Pink and Serenity had to be one of my favourites (and in my opinion a welcome replacement for the rich, deep marsala tones of 2015). Slightly controversial too, it was the first time two shades had been combined, but it brought together beautifully a soothing mixture of warm and cold.

Spring and Summer saw these delicate shades everywhere from fashion and food to interior design and home styling but over the latter part of the year, a definite shift started to take place as we welcomed autumn. Darker, cosier shades of navy, grey and green took over from the paler shades, taking up a prominent place in interior design. After recently painting practically my whole house interior white, I think it pains my husband greatly when I mention to him how much I have fallen for all the dark feature walls and fireplaces I see dotted around Instagram these days!

Botanic themes around the home were also, and still are, hugely fashionable. From boldly printed fabrics and soft furnishings - to the invasion of house plants (I am guilty of this one… over 30 plant ‘babies’ and I’m not done yet!). It was no surprise then, when the 2017 Pantone colour was announced at the beginning of January as Greenery – 15-0343.

The colour brings a fresh look for the New Year and is described by Pantone as “a refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.” Whilst darker racing greens seemed to be particularly on-trend at the end of last year, I can’t wait to see how the freshening up of this colour will be put into practise around the home and how it will impact upon this year’s trends.

Greenery has also been joined by a delightful palette of other tones featuring neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels and metallics, so even if you’re not a fan of the colour itself, there’s sure to be a complementary shade that you’ll love.

What do you think of this year’s colour choice? Is it one that you will be introducing into your home or style this year? Leave a comment and let me know.