Purple Might Be the Colour of the Year, But For Decor, It's All About Green
If there's a colour that's really taken itself from a decor "no" to a decor "yes" in recent times, it's green. Reminiscent of unflattering school uniforms and daggy cottage homes, it didn't get a lot of love as Pantone's 2017 colour of the year. Most editors and stylists interpreted "Greenery" as pot plants and indoor palms, and while that particular shade of green still isn't particularly attractive, almost every other version of green is.
"Greens are so easy to live and work with," says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour Planning and Communications Manager. "A decadent deep bottle green will work amazingly in formal spaces such as traditional dining rooms, master bedrooms and sitting spaces. Khaki can work in casual spaces or formal spaces and looks incredible with metals and timbers. Silver gum green is remarkably adaptable and works with many other colours."
The full spectrum of greens, from Slytherin green to earthy ivys, have been seen in the colour palettes of home design houses Hay, (and their Ikea collaboration, Ypperlig), Jardan (it's all over the walls of their Sydney store) and, gloriously, in Dulux's 2018 colour trends report.
Survey says it's definitely time to inject a little of the Emerald City into your space, and we've identified three key decor areas where green needs to be seen.