My report for Cambridge Magazine on Pantone’s Colour of the Year ‘Greenery’ is published on page 64 in the Interiors section. Take a look at the full magazine online.
The feature image is called not Palm Grove but Palm Groove. It’s by Pixers, a company that makes vinyl wall murals, posters and all manner of wonderful sticky-back artwork. The photo epitomises the freshness of green and cleverly evokes excitement and calm at the same time! It shows just how easy it is to put some life into your kitchen.
For the article I contacted friend and colour consultant Karen Haller for her views about the choice of green as Colour of the Year. Karen is an applied colour psychology expert who teaches design professionals. She said,
“From a psychology perspective, this is an interesting prediction from Pantone given all the other major trend forecasting firms have gone for greyed out muted hues. These reflect the lack of clarity and security we sense in these uncertain times, whereas Pantone’s vivid Greenery is the antithesis of this. It’s all about the new – new life, new beginnings, a fresh start. If you love this high energy vivid colour it’s ideal as an accent colour to re-energise and re-invigorate and get 2017 off to a flying start.”
Have you seen it in the shops? Here are some online purchases you might want to make… I think I’m going to treat myself!
Left to right from top:
- Green Chevron Paper Bags Green Chevron from Candle & Cake Ltd
- Mia Fleur Artificial Green Amaranthus Sprays
- Hand Painted Metal Candelabra from Sisters Guild
- Dar lighting Renoir 40cm Light Pendant
- Scott Round Ottoman from Made.com
- Cactus Car Charger from Kikkerland
- Green Owl Baby Blanket from The British Blanket Company
- Art Rookie Leaves Plate
- Greenhouse Caddy from Annabel James
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