Pantone Greenery, a zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of Spring (cf. Pantone 2017).Pantone announced this fresh and cheerful tone, as colour of the year for 2017, in December 2016. Noting it will be popular for the upcoming season. It has lived up to this claim. Even though green is not always the easiest colour to work with, particularly the Greenery shade, it brings a touch of freshness into your home. Based on the concept of ‘refreshing’ decoration, Greenery is interpreted as a generous mixture of plants, uncommon leaf shapes and healthy grass. This natural colour can be used in many variations, for example in combination with other green tones, greenery patterns and natural elements such as wood, terracotta or marble.
‘Looking at nature with all its exotic flowers, plants, seeds and lots of amazing
Greenery, totally inspired my work!’
Texas and the Artichoke
NATURAL HOME DECOR
A natural home decor is made up of interior design items inspired by forms found in nature and organic materials. Materials such as: wood, cork and clay can be beautifully integrated into a variety of aesthetics, contributing to a soothing natural vibe. This trend for 2017 is about raw textures rather than the super shiny finished look of the past. Natural home decor has been referenced by many bloggers since the start of the year. The Life Creative blog highlights the pure and unrefined textures used in this year’s interior designs. You can see this trend take shape in furniture, accessories and home decor (cf. Carroll 2017).
- Vintage walnut wood plant stand by Oitenta®
- Crystal Cactus by Cosmic Lemon Studio
- ‘Sino’ cork pendant lamp #1 by Galul
- Moveo Modular Shelf System by reditum
- NIGHT TABLE KARPIK bedside by Abadoc Design
- Decorative plates / Collection ESSENCE by Laura Krumina / Di’essi Design
- Sofia Wooden Stool by mg12
‘Today’s over-stimulation in so many different aspects makes people strive for something that brings them back to nature, creating a sense of balance to their lives.’
Zbigniew – Abadoc Design
‘Colour of the moment millennial pink dominates at Milan design week’, is the title of the article written by Dezeen about the Milan Design Week 2017 (cf. Frear- son 2017). The dominant colour was Millennial Pink. “Pink is a quiet, soft and friendly colour – it tends to work well with a lot of other colours and adds a certain glow,” explained Sanna Wåhlin, one of the designers at Swedish studio Note Design. One of the main reasons for the colour’s popularity is that, unlike more vibrant shades of pink, it is free from girly-girl associations, so appeals to men as well as women. The name Millennial Pink was coined to describe a muted shade of pink – somewhere between beige and blush. The key to styling Millennial Pink in the home is choosing contrasting colour tones and ma- terials such as pewter, concrete greys or green toned blue.
‘Millennial pink inspired me because it goes perfectly with food, it
looks tasty and juicy, like a watermelon. So, I combined this feminine colour with my pure, geometric forms. And I love the result!’
Refined, regal, dramatic but also incredibly modern and light, this most noble of stones is not only consi- dered as classical and elegant anymore. There are now many uses for this material. It can be found in jewellery and even clothing as a textile pattern. The key to keeping this trend fresh is by using it in small doses, accents and statement pieces, as recom- mended by The Telegraph (cf. Ryder 2017) in their trend report. Marble is at its best in the kitchen or bathroom. We recommend pairing it with anything metallic and shiny. A great combination is with marble and brass or gold.
- BlancoMarble Blanket by Vontrueba
- Bangle by SAYAR&GARIBEH
- SOLDATINO Nutcracker by Manufatto
- Klint, Mirror, Marble by SacanellDesign
- Classico Book End by Atipico
- Car-rara Aard Sidetable by Emile van Hoogdalem
- Pita Marble and Pestle by Incipit Lab
‘Marble f inally had its revival in 2017 and is now deemed as a classic mate- rial to create contempo- rary designs including this certain characteristic elegance.’
EMILE VAN HOOGDALEM
Terracotta – the material and colour of the earth is back on the trend palette for 2017. From darker tones to lighter and more delicate shades, Terracotta has been slowly making a coming back since 2014. In 2017 it has reached its pitch. Quoting The National Design Academy ‘In recent months, terracotta has had something of a ‘rebrand’, modernising the look and feel with a range of new techniques and styles. The material has had such a surge in popularity that it has been named one of the key trends for 2017’ (cf. National Design Academy 2017). This warm colour adds coziness and a rural look to your interior. You can combine terracotta with contrasting black and white items. This colour com- bination can give your interior an edgy look. Adding terracotta pots or lamps to your interior will add warmth to the space
- Duo Clay Table Lampby Hand & Eye Studio
- Green Dots by livingthings
- DUNA Metal Desk Furnishing by Offiseria
- Bicchieri clay cups by Reggiani Ceramica
- Sula Ceramic Vase by Incipit Lab
- Bouganville Necklace by Pyla
- Diamond 5 Orange Grey lamp by FilamentStyle
‘We chose the material terracotta because of its visual warmth and touch to increase the closeness to nature.’
Studio BAG Disseny
Add a breath of colour and oddness to your home by decorating it with Bohemian design items. The 99Architecture editorial team characterizes this trend as perfect for those who like to mix colours, textures and patterns. They quote the Bohemian look is ‘very forgiving’ (cf. Anthony 2017). Bohemian is an ethnic trend with oriental influences that works well with modern and retro items. This style allows you to give new life to old furniture, to reinterpret accessories and reuse forgotten items. It represents freedom of thought, actions and ideas. Colour is the dominant motif of this fancy style that references vintage and eastern furniture. Fabrics, cushions and carpets are customized with oriental fantasies, embellished with gold details or bronze. The fabrics seem old and this confers a romantic and mysterious allure.
This years’ yellow enthusiasm already began in Au- tum 2016. It now continues with more diverse shades and pastels, from bright yellow and mellow yellow to mustard yellow shades. Pantone defined the colour and set a trend which is influencing the entire design industry. Country & Townhouse magazine thinks, mustard yellow will be an interior statement in 2017 (cf. May 2016). This classy colour can energize a room and fill it with brightness. You can do this by using just a single home decor accessory, such as a brash yellow clock or vase. Combining this colour with gray revitalizes the powerful yellow tone and creates an exciting atmosphere. It goes very well with monochromatic colours . It goes best in living rooms or even bedrooms.
- 2d Industrial Plywood Table Lamp by 157+173 designers
- Freakish CLOCK Wall Clock by Sabrina Fossi Design
- ETNA Candle Wood Collection Yellow by WOODENDOT