Every year, the Pantone Color Institute selects a colour to highlight. The choice is intended to be indicative of global happenings, culture shifts, or to capture the general vibe of the times. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director says this year’s hue will “provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. That’s a pretty tall order for a colour, but it all comes together when she adds that it “symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” What hue could do all this? “Greenery,” of course. The colour of new beginnings, spring, and life.
1. Incorporate Glass and Vases
Although glass may not exactly be earthy, recycling it can be. Whether you collect your own bottles or scour the shelves for some, they’re easy to find and incorporate. Plus, you’re sure to find many uses for them. Arrange them alone, use them as candle holders, full them with treats, or place them on window ledges and let the sunlight carry the greenery throughout your home.
2. Dress Up Your Throw Pillows and Other Textiles
One of the wonderful things about greenery is that it flows beautifully with so many colour schemes. The Pantone site pairs it with other earth tones, as well as pastels, some bolder hues, and even last year’s colours; “rose quartz” and “serenity.” Because it’s so versatile, you can layer it on top of most existing décor, without having to change out other elements. Pick up a throw blanket or some pillows to pull the colour through the room. Keep in mind, you don’t need to use solids. With a keen eye, you’re sure to find greenery in all sorts of patterns and in combination with the other colours of your home.
3. Create a Welcoming Entryway
Supposedly, painting your front door green is a sign that you have traditional values. If you opt to incorporate greenery in a permanent fashion such as this, make sure you’re comparing the undertones of the shades, so they work together well. If you’re not a natural colour-matching pro, compare the other colours of your home to those on Pantone’s colour family charts.
4. Add Some Painted Accents
Design specialists have worked greenery into all sorts of things, from mirror frames, to wall accents, chairs, and even the bottoms of bathroom sinks. If you’ve got a room that feels like it could use a little warmth, pick up a small can of paint and give it a try.
5. Order a Fresh-Cut Bouquet
Ordering flowers online is by far the easiest way to bring greenery into a space. All our hand-tied bouquets have a bit of it naturally, exactly as the colour intends to be used. If you’d like to try something somewhat off the beaten path, check out our Californian Collection. A few have succulents included, offering up even more of the shade than traditional blooms normally do. Order now and take advantage of our next-day delivery throughout Ireland or get same-day delivery in Dublin.