Spring is finally here! And you know what that means – warm weather, bright colors and a handful of new trends!
That said – let’s take a minute to appreciate this year’s Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery. This is the PERFECT shade of green to incorporate into your home this spring and summer! Greenery, a vibrant yellow-green, which is suggestive of nature’s beauty, symbolizes new beginnings. Pantone’s official description of Greenery explains, “a life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” We like the sound of that! To view the full description of the color, click here.
Working with such a bold color can seem intimidating, but let us assure you that it’s not as scary as it seems. We’ll elaborate for you, don’t worry. Our design team has answered the most frequently asked questions about how to integrate this vivacious color into your interiors.
Think bright and spring-y! Floral colors are great to pair with Greenery because they enhance the “nature’s beauty” aspect of the color. Here are some of our favorite pairings:
Greenery is very playful. No one wants the color of a space to be overpowering, so it’s important to know how to create balance. We suggest using greenery in ways similar to the following:
Powder Room/ Bathroom
Use Greenery as the wall color in a small powder room or bathroom and limit your shelves and accessories – you don’t need them! The bright color and minimalistic details will speak for themselves!
Greenery looks fabulous in a bedroom with tall, white ceilings. Rather than just painting the walls a solid color, try a patterned wallpaper for subtle embellishment that will add interest to the space. Finish the room with crisp whites or light neutral shades to complete the bedding and window treatments.
Sunroom/ Space with plenty of natural light
Pick a room that gets a lot of sunlight. It will allow the natural green that can be seen from the windows to compliment the walls and brighten the space.
Accent color in a variety of spaces
We get it – maybe green walls aren’t your thing. Perhaps you love the color but aren’t ready to commit to painting an entire room a vibrant green…understandable. Guess what – we have a solution for you: use greenery as an accent color. Taking this route to incorporate the color into your home décor will still certainly turn heads without the risk of overwhelming a space.
How does the color green affect you psychologically?
The color green has a calming effect on people. Greenery, in particular, which is a bright, zesty yellow-green also symbolizes liveliness and
new life and growth. Additionally, green evokes feelings of cleanness and can stimulate your appetite.
Take away: Don’t paint your kitchen green.
As many of you know, we’ve developed a reputation as the “color people”…which happily brings us to our next topic: spring trends. Why? Because this spring you’re going to see a focus on bright colors and rich texture (which is what we do best)!
Don’t get us wrong, neutrals are great, but who doesn’t love some visual stimulation? We have found that incorporating texture and pattern, both visual and tactile along with pops of colors and fun accessories are great ways to successfully reflect our client’s personalities in our designs.
Just last month the rep for Pierre Frey came in to show us this season’s new fabrics and wall coverings…and y’all, we were swooning. We ordered memos for just about everything (we couldn’t help ourselves) but “Moaming” (pictured below) might be our favorite.
Long story short, interiors are returning to a more romantic look. You’ll see colors like tangerine, petal pink, rose pink, leaf green (let’s call to mind the pantone color again), blue (our favorite), yellow and a variety of other garden colors. Texture and pattern, as previously stated, are also huge – we’re talking silks, cut velvets, florals, damasks. You name it.
Don’t believe us? We’ll let Designer’s Guild show you:
Dying to get these looks? Come see us in our retail showroom (767 Coleman Blvd.) and let us show you what we do best!