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Celebrate the ‘Colour of 2017’ with this gallery of greenery

As you may or may not know, Pantone, the folks who set the colour standards for the design industries, have announced their ‘Colour of the Year 2017’ and they’ve gone for a rather lovely shade of green called ‘Greenery’ or to give it its more catchy title ‘PANTONE 15-0343’

Leatrice Eiseman, the Executive Director of the Pantone Colour Institute stated on the subject “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalise and unite, Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose”

And while we’re not entirely convinced that a simple lick of paint in the living room can do all that, at Opun we do love using touches of green to breath some life into the home.

For interiors Pantone state that “Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of colour, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors.”

With this in mind, we think it’s a great time to add some green to your own home’s interiors. But, don’t feel you have to limit yourself to just one shade of green. We’ve put together a gallery of green interiors to inspire you, and well…leave you feeling green with envy.

The combination of this deep sea green, and off cream shade create a soothing atmosphere perfect for the bedroom. Though for some this colour scheme may be just a little too cold.

Light and lively greens such as this are a great choice for larger living rooms, as they will energise the room.

This earthy, moss green. Is a fab choice for a rustic kitchen as it reminds us of the great outdoors, where our food has come from. Remember however that many shades of green do not work in dining areas, as psychologically they have been proven to put us off our food!

Aquamarine is such a joyous colour to use in interior design. Putting into our minds tropical beaches. It works perfectly here on these kitchen counters to create an awesome 1960’s retro feel.

This party table, covered with shades of green could be appropriate for any season of the year. Greens subtle pair with one another marvellously, so you don’t have to worry so much about overdoing it.

Here the emerald backsplash and lampshades, add a much needed touch of colour and warm, to a kitchen which could easily otherwise be a bit too drab for many.

Green makes a marvelous accenting colour. See here how the green chairs, table mats and curtains. Completely steal the show and set the room alive, despite the fact the room is primarily composed of neutrals.

Green was hugely popular in home decor during the Victorian era, infact one manufacturer estimated in 1850 that there was 100million squaremiles of green wallpaper just on the walls of UK homes. This means it’s a fab choice for more traditional looking sitting rooms such as this.

If you think an entirely green room would a bit OTT, consider using it for a feature wall. You get all of the positive effects, without having to worry about one colour being overpowering in a room.

We love the tranquil atmosphere you can create by matching shades of green with floral textiles and prints, to create your own faux great outdoors in just about any room.

While, an an avocado bathroom was voted to be the worst design faux pax in the home. Other shades of green work well in the bathroom so don’t overlook it as a choice when designing your new ensuite.

You may think you’d be mad to put wallpaper in a bathroom. But with modern adhesives and treatments it’s possible for wallpaper to have a long lifespan in even the most humid of rooms. Just be sure to not put it anywhere it could be hit by shower spray. As seen here, where the green and white wallpaper mimics the colour scheme of the tiles and grouting around the shower and other fixtures.

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