Pantone 2017 Colour Of The Year (15-0343)

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With a new year comes the urge to make changes. Whether it is your lifestyle or your home, January is the perfect time to get started.

We may not be able to help you change your lifestyle, but interior design… we know a thing or two about giving your home a fresh burst of life. And, when it comes to selecting a colour, there is no better place to start that the Pantone 2017 Colour of the Year.

This year’s colour is 15-0343, or as it’s also become known – Greenery. Here are some useful tips on how to give your home a modern look with this year’s must have colour:

Your walls:

Pantone describe Greenery as ‘a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.’

As the description suggests, Greenery is a colour that will stand out. It’s a colour that will add a fresh burst to your home and it’s important that you get the right balance. We asked our friends at Wallsauce.com, creators of bespoke wall murals, for advice on getting Greenery walls right.

“Pantone has discovered a shade of green that will work well in both bright rooms and rooms malnutritioned by natural light. It’s fresh, it’s bright and energising.” Says Rachel Kenny, Head Designer at Wallsauce.com.  “As it’s quite bold, we’re expecting to see many homes introduce samples of this colour rather than block colouring. We also predict people will pick up on Pantone’s description of it celebrating nature, in particular, foliage.  Forest and trees murals in particular tick both these boxes and work well with most furniture.”

Forest Path in Sunshine mural by wallsauce.com

SiSI Italia Monza 3 seater leather sofa with Wallsauce Forest Path in Sunshine mural.

Your sofa:

Choosing a ‘fresh and zesty green-yellow’ sofa is a bold move, even for the most eccentric of us. While Greenery may be the 2017 colour of the year, it’s important to remember that it will go out of style, but your sofa will last much longer. We recommend going for a white of cream leather sofa to add to the bright feel of your home.

If you’re looking for a long lasting, timeless design that will adapt to your décor year on year, we recommend the handcrafted SiSi Italia Monza leather sofa collection. Not only will this sofa collection offer a long lasting option, it will also add to your zesty wall features.

Your dining and occasional furniture:

We recommend light coloured furniture to accentuate Greenery. Subtle colours such as white or oak will ensure your furniture stands out, whilst also gaining the benefit of such a bright colour in your home.

For the perfect balance, look no further than this Bayeux extending table with four chairs, which features traditionally jointed tops and white leather look chairs that will heighten the bright features of your walls.

The Bayeux collection also features a coffee table, large sideboard, nest of tables and a lamp table, which you can view here.

With these tips in hand, there’s only one thing to do – start shopping! We offer up to 4 years free credit, 0% APR representative on all purchases over £250, so you can pay for your order in affordable monthly instalments that suits you.