Pantone colour of the year: Greenery and tropical interiors inspiration

With the oh-so-pretty Pantone colours of last year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, I could not help but writing a post with inspiration on how to use them. Then when Pantone announced Greenery in the December as the colour for 2017, I instantly loved it too! So I can see myself making it a tradition of talking about the colour of the year, as I do love colour and the huge impact it can have on spaces and ‘things’ and also our moods and feelings.

Greenery is not only a very vibrant and refreshing colour but also highly symbolic of how many of us are feeling in the current socio-political uncertainty. The Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, summed up the reasoning for their choice beautifully during the announcement: ‘Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose’.

It is a colour that is not everybody’s cup of tea though, but here are some images that will hopefully help the ‘Greenery’ case and hopefully make a good project for that old console or the IKEA sofa that needs to be given a second life. Besides, it is the perfect opportunity to recreate that island or tropical resort styled home, quite the trend at the moment, as the colour just screams tropical and exotic.

If you have a home with neutral colours, like us, and do not feel so inclined to buying green furniture, soft furnishings or accessories, or paint the walls indeed, you can always decorate with botanicals. It adds a huge tropical vibe to an interior and you can keep your mid-century or traditional furnishings. Plus the hot plants at the moment are, again, tropical indeed: Monstera, Bird of Paraside, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Banana Leaf or any of the varieties of indoor palms. They are all available locally and relatively easy to care for (if I can, you can, believe me).

So, let us proceed with the bombardment of Greenery tropical ideas (please excuse the excess, I am quite obviously in love with the colour).