My relationship with the colour green has been complicated, as an adult I love it, as a child it was banned. Just before Christmas Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2017 ‘greenery’. Pantone are hugely influential and this colour will filter down to our high street and home stores. Greenery and the ethos behind it seems to me a good choice for 2017. Like many converts, I’m evangelical in my love of greenery.
My mother was superstitious, is that even a ‘thing’ now? Anyhow, it meant there was loads of little things that she absolutely believed brought bad luck; killing spiders, going anywhere on Friday 13th and the colour green. Green being the colour of the fairies and you don’t mess with the fairies. What small girl would question that? Apparently, not this one, I am/was a keen believer in small folk. Nothing in our house was green, except plants, we had lots of plants. Unfortunately, my school uniform was green and primary education probably jinxed from the start. It took me years to accept that if I wore a green jumper anywhere other than an education establishment, I wouldn’t be struck by lightning.
Greenery at its best isn’t objects its plants, nature, green spaces, access to which benefits both physical and mental heath, which in recent years has been supported by research. T. So while a colour of the year might seem frivolous, greenery does have a positive impact on our wellbeing. This, at a time when our green spaces are under threat. Anything that reminds us of the benefits of green spaces and greenery is a positive in my book.
Collected Ideas for ‘greenery’:
Pantone choice is a zesty-warm green and I’m considering it for as the colour for a new sofa. I’ve collected some ideas to bring a little ‘greenery’ into your home:
Orla Kiely Pot Inkoo £12.99
Chair Fusion Living £55
Cushion Etsy £24.00
Candle Heals £3.00
Cloth bound Notebook Bureau Direct £4.50
Glass Vase John Lewis £12.00
Need Plant Inspiration?
Urban Jungle bloggers is an on-line collective I’ve followed for a while, their book (available at The Future Kept) is on my wish list. A plant book beyond caring and growing tips, it includes plant buying ideas and lots of plant styling inspiration.
Will you be embracing greenery this year?