A new year means a new Pantone for the year and a whole lot of new interior trends to enjoy. Last year we saw a lot of pink. It was everywhere, both in terms of personal style and interiors. Though I don’t expect the colour pink to completely disappear off the radar, my pink knits certain wont be going anywhere anytime soon, but there is a new colour in town.
The Colour is Green
Each year The Pantone Colour Institute releases their chosen colour of the year and the colour for 2017 is a fresh and zesty green.
The colour choice is quite a departure from the pastel quartz hue of 2016 and is meant to represent hope and reconnection with nature for all. The colour choice also symbolises the moving forward into a brighter future, something that, following on from the world events of 2016, many people feel passionate about.
Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute released a statement about the colour choice to saying that “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.
The Vibe is Natural & Organic
The trend towards embracing nature and all things organic and earthy became well established over the last year, with the increasing popularity of Hygge and houseplants in abundance, and its a trend that wont be going anywhere in 2017.
There has been a growing trend towards bringing elements of nature into the home, with plants and natural materials such as wickers and woods. We will also see an increase in popularity of authentic craftsmanship and a celebration of age-old crafts, such as pottery and embroidery.
So Long Rose Gold & Copper
Copper and rose gold reigned supreme during 2016, but the tide is about to change. As cheaper and shinier rose gold and copper home accessories have flooded the market, they’re popularity has started to wane. In line with the trend towards natural and rustic finishes, we can expect to see an increased in industrial style metals, paired with natural materials like cork and wood.
Now, I don’t think this is a particularly new trend, in fact its a trick interior designers regularly employ to inject warmth and interest into home spaces. That said, texture is still big news for 2017. The use of natural materials like wood and cork will add depth and texture to furniture and walls, and throws, rugs & furs will add warmth in a distinctly Hygge way.
On the topic of all things Scandinavian, this trend will hang around on into 2017, but in a much more homely, refined and less ‘stripped back’ form, with greater use of colour.