Greenery: a Trend That Continues
A couple of years ago, interior decor was filled with shades of green. This can be an intimidating color to try to use in interior design. It’s hard to different tones of green to combine with each other without overdoing it. Well, that was until the Greenery trend came out.
This is a trend that emphasizes this color. It encourages you to use the color ‘Greenery’ without complicating things. You’ll need to know a few tricks to use it successfully, but they’re really worth knowing. That’s what today’s article is going to show you.
This color was the star in interior decor in 2017, but it’s still around and looks like it will be for some time. Why? Because there’s nothing more serene, relaxing and fresh than green in interior design. Shades of green can give a wonderful feeling of connection with nature and are an exquisite way to bring nature into your home.
Greenery isn’t just a color or a decor style. It has become a whole artistic movement that is also being reflected in urban planning and architecture.
Greenery is a life style. And the color green that is the color of new beginnings. It’s a tone that oxygenates and revitalizes, an essential touch of nature for your home that will give it a sense of balance and tranquility.
How to add Greenery to your home
Greenery is the name given by the company Pantone to a particular shade of green. It’s a yellowish green, not too dark, and was Pantone’s color of the year in 2017.
However, this is a continuing trend you could use different shades of green to go with Greenery and create the sensation of nature inside your home. Above all, this works well with a Bohemian inspired decor.
There are many ways to feature this color in your decor. Let’s start with the simplest. The most basic way is to use plants. It’s the quickest and most natural way to fill your house with nature.
Choose exuberant green plants. Don’t limit yourself to just getting plants for the terrace or for the garden. Indoor plants give that Greenery touch too.
Another simple way to use Greenery is to include the color green in your decor accessories. Some cushions, a rug, a lampshade or two or small pieces of furniture. In the bedroom, your bedclothes can easily add that touch of Greenery. And this is the perfect place since green tones create rooms where it’s easier to relax and rest.
In rooms such as the living room or family room, you can add a dash of green by using it in one of the main pieces of furniture, such as the sofa or a large armchair.
Balance and harmony
There is a universal rule in interior decor to achieve a balance between tones. It’s a very simple rule to remember and also to apply.
Use 60% of the principal color, with 30% of a secondary color and 10% of the accent color you choose. This guide of 60/30/10 guarantees harmony of color in any type of decor.
The first part, 60%, is the color that you should use for the majority of the walls, floor or the ceiling. You should use the secondary color, 30%, for furniture and feature walls.
With the last color, 10% or the accent color, you can achieve a balance by using complementing textiles and decorative accessories. You should choose a color that is a little more striking than the others. This general rule can be used to give depth to different rooms. It’s not necessary to use the exact percentage, although it will be best if you stick to it as closely as possible.
Color combinations to go with Greenery
Although it might seem a bit difficult to find matching colors, in interior decor there are certain tones that go especially well with Greenery. For example, you could combine it with a rose quartz color called Blush. You could use the rose color as the predominant color, and use Greenery as the accent color, around 10%.
Another fantastic combination is using white, grays or cream colors. These neutral tones go especially well with Greenery, especially in bathrooms or kitchens. In this case, you could also use Greenery as the accent color.
And finally, try combining Greenery with blues and dark greens. This combination is perfect to create subtle and evocative rooms. If you do this the accent color should be a darker color.
So what do you think? Will you dare to include Greenery the next time you’re redecorating your home?