Pantone Colour of the Year 2017
Every year, the colour guru folks at Pantone, come up with their key colour for the up and coming season. Any designer will use pantones as a colour reference, so everyone waits with baited breath as to what the next hot pantone colour will be! Last year it was 2 colours for the 1st time ever; Rose Quartz, a pastel pink tone and Serenity, a cool pale blue. So this year, it makes a refreshing change that #Greenery is making its debut as this year’s Colour of the Year.
Manifesting as a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring”, Greenery envelops the notion to breathe, reinvigorate and appreciate the great outdoors…still a key trend in 2017 – to bring the outdoors in…
Pantone’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman puts it this way: “Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” Greenery symbolises the importance and beauty within natural aesthetics and society’s pursuit of this. Our craving to escape modern society to explore the outdoors couldn’t be more evident than within an Instagram feed.
“The tangy yellow-green speaks to our desire to express, explore, experiment and reinvent, imparting a sense of buoyancy,” said Leatrice.
At HoM, we love to interpret these trends, and make as relevant to us as possible…we have several of our mosaics that are bang on trend. These combinations fit in perfectly with this new colour trend…!
Absinthe – with various shades of green, with textured glass and iridescent pieces, this is our favourite on-trend mosaic
Cairns - fuses brushed metal pieces, with on-trend brushed green pieces
Woolacombe – completely embraces bringing the outdoor in, with green toned pebbles, looks fantastic as a wet room feature in a bathroom area.
Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. As displayed in the colour palettes below, Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.
We simply love these complimenting colour palette combos to accent with #Greenery, and hope you get inspired as much as we have with ideas for your home! xx
Dulux Colour of the Year 2017
This year Dulux have chosen Denim Drift to be their Colour of the year 2017, as the defining hue for next year, under the theme 'Life in a new light'. They describe as a beautiful, timeless and versatile grey-blue that takes on a different characteristic depending on how it's used, perfectly capturing the mood of the moment and embodying our lives for 2017. The accompanying palette of tonal blue shades creates a truly accessible range that can be easily translated into architecture and interior decorating.
To quote Heleen van Gent Creative Director Dulux’s Global Aesthetics Center, she says; “Our review of international architecture, fashion and design trends revealed that blue is the colour of the moment. To make it relevant for your home, the team chose a blue that works as well in a kitchen as it does in a bedroom. Denim Drift, is the must-have .”
But why blue? 'Blue is the colour of life; it is the clothes we wear, the sky we gaze at and the water that revitalises us,' say Dulux. 'Blue has been, and will continue to be, a constant in every aspect of our lives. From the deepest ink blue, to the palest misty blue, this colour spans every spectrum of life; it is a royal colour, but it is also used for workers' blue jeans.'
To complement the Colour of the Year, Dulux have developed a family tonal colour palette featuring a spectrum of blue tones. While the rich and sophisticated shades will bring your walls to life and exude energy, the lighter tones will be cool and calming with a crisp and airy feel.
Rebecca Williamson, Dulux colour and design trend expert, says: 'With denim blue set to dominate the interior and fashion trend agenda for 2017, Denim Drift is the perfect fit to reflect the times we live in, that real desire for simplicity. Designers love it and so do we.' Dulux has also revealed four sub-trends - New Romanticism, Shared Individualism, The Working Home and Considered Luxury - all inspired by the Colour of the Year.
Click here to see our HoM Blog Feature on these fab new sub-trends…Enjoy! #TeamHoM