Pantone is the world's ultimate colour authority. They hold secret meetings in Europe twice a year and bring in experts in colour from several different nations. After a few days, they decide on a colour that they believe best represents the zeitgeist - the mood, ideals, beliefs and tone that motivates people during a certain period in time. The colour chosen becomes the Colour of the Year for the upcoming year.
The Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017 is 15-0343 Greenery. It is a refreshing and revitalising shade, a colour that brings the outside inside. It symbolises new beginnings, joy and spring.
According to colour psychology green makes people feel great and relaxed. It also brings balance and harmony. In its more vibrant form, like Greenery, it is mentally stimulating, encourages independence and recharges with positive energy. That makes it great to use in kids rooms and nurseries. And it is the perfect colour for boy’s rooms but girl’s rooms too. Maybe you’ll think that it’s not easy to decorate with Greenery because it’s very vibrant but if you love green, go for it!
Here are few guidelines and later few beautiful photos of kids rooms to give you ideas on how to use green in interior design. Depending on the shade that you choose for your kids room you can do it in details or it can dominate throughout the whole room. Greenery will work great as a highlight colour. Accessories and décor such as rugs, cushions, bedding, textiles, artworks, chairs or wallpaper look great without overwhelming the room. But be careful when decorating, often less is best!
A good choice could be to go with just one feature piece in the bold colour to make a statement but if you decide to go for whole walls in green, pair it with neutrals or choose just one or two other colours to complement the space. Embrace botanical patterns. You can find beautiful wall paper, cushions and rugs for girls rooms. For boys room you can use more linear patterns and colour blocking, while for a nursery go with softer patterns and hues.
Let me get you inspired on how to decorate rooms for your little ones with green:
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