Pantone's Colour of the Year 2017 is Greenery (15-0343 for those that speak in Pantone) and, in their own words, it's refreshing, revitalizing and symbolic of new beginnings which we heartily agree with but I'm not so convinced about living with it in large doses in the home (sorry Pantone).
So, we've come up with some alternatives on the green theme that we think are a little more subtle, but full of personality.
First off, a rather fabulous bathroom decorated with De Gournay's chinoiserie wallpaper. Not a natural choice for a bathroom wall covering but boy does it add glamour to a bathroom. Definitely on my wish list.
Bedrooms decorated in calm colours (green being one of them) promote more sleep (apparently) so here are a couple to inspire you.
A Ben Pentreath designed bedroom as featured in House & Garden
Another great way to add the colour green to your scheme is in small doses such as with the velvet green armchairs below which just add a touch of colour and personality to this space.
Or this pendant light has the same desired effect and goes beautifully with the blush pink crockery (great colour combination). Photograph by Dias de Vino y Rosas
We're also a little bit in love with this wall mural by Haby Bonamo and the chaise is so inviting- this could possibly be the best reading nook in the world. Just add a large glass of red wine for me and the latest copy of House & Garden - perfect.
Green works fabulously in kitchens too and these tiles really freshen up the space and add a subtle pop of colour.
This beautiful specimen by the world famous Plain English is a really brave choice and so full of colour (namely green) but it isn't overbearing and is deliciously different to the usual monochrome kitchens you see these days (as seen at my house but I'm now hankering after a green kitchen - don't tell him indoors!)
To round off the green theme, we think that the colour doesn't come any better than in the natural hues found in house plants and cut flowers. Place them around your home to purify the air and reduce stress levels, plus they're even proven to increase positivity and reduce feelings of anxiety - what's not to like?
Photograph courtesy of Bungalow
Photograph courtesy of BlommaLondon
Finally, we couldn't resist adding this stunning Nordic Sea Stoneware Jug by Broste Copenhagen which we stock at Andrassy Living! (funny that) A nice way to ease the green theme into your home gently. What a fitting end to a green themed blog.