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Pantone colour of the year….What’s it all about?


So pre Christmas Pantone announced the “official” colour of the year for 2017 to be greenery 15-0343. To give you some context Pantone is the world renowned authority on colour (see more about Pantone below) and each year they provide insight into colour trends including their forecast for the year ahead, they’ve been doing this since 2000.

So What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?

A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.


So why greenery 15-0343?

Leatrice Elseman the Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institue says “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn amid a tumultuous social and political environment satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize. Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”.


What does greenery mean for interiors?

The use of Indoor greenery from plants and foiliage, to the inclusion of more earthy tones and green accessories from cushions to bedding. Use of green in paint and wallpapers. Products from sustainable sources will have more focus and the overall availability of eco products will grow with increased consumer consciousness creating pressure on suppliers to provide eco options at more affordable pricing.

For ideas on decorating with indoor plants visit our pinterest page here

And for flooring?

While you can have green carpet if you desire it, and there are always options that include a fleck or a tone that embraces this bright colour it's really about flooring becoming more eco focussed and sustainable.

We’ve already seen a significant increase in new innovative eco products in the past few years. To name a few: Brand leaders Cavalier Bremworth recently launched two new ranges of sustainable carpets Valour and Siren (find out more about these carpets here).


Another of our brand leaders: Polyflor boasts 100% recyclable domestic and commercial vinyl with a full focus on sustainability and their environmental impact. Check out their ranges (here).

Photograph references: Image one & 2: Pantone Image three Polyflor vinyl

Quote reference: Pantone

#greenery #eco #colouroftheyear

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