Home Furnishings are Going “Green”
Pantone’s 2017 Color Of The Year Evokes The Renewal That Comes In Spring
By Mara Soloway
Have you noticed an abundance of home furnishings in showrooms and interior design studios in a fresh shade of yellow-green? Here’s why: color systems authority Pantone has chosen a revitalizing shade aptly named Greenery for its 2017 Color of the Year.
Pantone calls the down-to-earth shade nature’s neutral. Just like greens in nature, Greenery can be used with many color combinations to relax the eyes and calm one’s mind. Pair furniture and decorative items made in Greenery with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, metallics and the 2016 colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity (a light blue).
“These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications,” Pantone states.
With the products featured here, you can turn rooms into your home into a spaces where you can always Think Spring. Your friends with be green with envy.
Green, Green Seating of Home
Greenery as a color is comforting, and so are the chairs and sofas made by national designers such as Taylor King, Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles.
New pieces from Taylor King come in modern takes on traditional prints, geometric embroideries and other beautiful patterns to suit any taste and any space.
The blue and green-toned Montenegro Turquoise fabric of the Gavin Chair is paired with a wood frame in a Coconut finish. It brings cheer to any setting and is complemented by the Lollipop Ottoman.
In contrast, Taylor King’s Martin Chair is a movable and minimalist slipper chair with a tailored look with a navy blue tape treatment on the seat and back cushions.
If you want some pieces that go well with those in Greenery, the Perlman Settee in Bonnie Ivy, a subtle pinstripe velvet, adds a lighter shade to a room. And the subtleness of the Pimlico Chair’s Kamala Paisley Peacock fabric evokes a soothing mix of green and blue.
The designers at Jessica Charles have also produced their chic furniture in Greenery. The Hug Chaise has a nickel finish frame and will ‘hug’ your body with its S-shaped silhouette. The fun Lexi Slipper Chair has added visual interest from its Greenery-hued trellis print fabric. The Lexi Bench’s graceful look makes it perfect for the entry or at the foot of a bed. Midcentury influences define the Ronnie Chair.
Upholstery and occasional furniture manufacturer Hancock & Moore also has an array of sofas and accent seating in Greenery. Different fabrics and leathers give the pieces, including the Novella Sofa, Emerge Lounge Chair and Keller Chair, an eclectic look.
The Bungalow 5 Jardin Arm Chair from Layla Grayce is a modern take on Chippendale chinoiserie style that works well in dining rooms and throughout the home. The lacquered mahogany frame is decorated with faux bamboo lattice fretwork and is paired with a linen cushion.
FLOR Rug Design offers its rugs and carpet tiles in numerous colors, styles and textures that will highlight or complement furnishings in Greenery.
Tailored Touch Neutral has a slightly nubby and speckled design in a berber style. Each loop has subtle blends of different colors. Tuxedo Pocket is colored in a more subtle way than Tailored Touch. It can be paired with modern or vintage decor.
Lilting gets its beautiful look from its complex arrangement of textures. With its random pattern, no two rug tiles are alike.
Shown here in Kiwi, FLOR’s Twisted Spokes can definitely highlight pieces in Greenery. Its energetic pattern works throughout the home – from playrooms to dining rooms and more.
Inspired by a traditional weaving style called Saori, Be Cool adds a unique and textured element to any room.
With 65 color choices that will work with any interior furnishing collections, FLOR refers to Made You Look as its “big box of crayons.”
Rest Your Feet (or Take a Seat)
Taylor King’s Lollipop Ottoman in Frou Frou Capri fabric has a lime-green base and contrasting blue stitching to give a colorful perch to otherwise neutral spaces. Hancock and Moore’s lively Florence Bench also comes in more muted nature tones.
Accentuate the Positive
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all this Greenery, don’t fret – you don’t have to turn your living spaces into interior forests. Furniture and home decorating pieces are of course available in complementary shades and tones.
Products by Christopher Guy fit the bill beautifully. The elegant Sorvano is offered as a high back wing chair and a two-seater sofa. The sweeping arm rests add to it being a outstanding design. The Vallet console table has two end drawers and is finished in Sycamore veneer with a black satin forged metal base. The designer’s Feuilette mirror frame is hand-carved with organic forms resembling autumn leaves.
Magnolia Home can always be counted on for unique details that won’t be found anywhere else. The line is designed exclusively by Joanna Gaines to embody her lifestyle of home and family. For example, the Ironworks Sofa and Chair in Ivory embue cozy comfort. They feature open metal bases inspired by an antique iron bed from Joanna’s farmhouse. The pieces have sloped arms, down-blend bench seat cushions, semi-attached back cushions, casters on the legs and matching pillows.
The Magnolia Home Hardware Shop dresser has the look of cabinetry from days gone by. Use it anywhere storage is needed, such as in dining or media rooms.
Another great sideboard product but with a modern aesthetic is Spot on Square’s Alto Credenza. The vibrantly patterned sliding glass panels that hide ample storage and tapered chrome legs give visual appeal.
The classic 1950s tuxedo silhouette has been reimagined by Restoration Hardware for its Madison Leather Sofa, which is designed by Lawson-Fenning and handcrafted in the USA. The piece has a tailored feel, with plush waterfall cushions that soften the squared-off silhouette.
Decorative yet functional, the Glas Numa Mini Vase in Juicy Lime from Villeroy and Boch can be combined with other vases in various colors, shapes and sizes. Each is handblown four times from colored glass and retains its intensity for many years.
The HC Lian Stool is from the collection of lacquer accent seating and tables from HC28. Your guests might mistake the symmetrical item for a sculpture.
From a color psychology perspective, green is the color of balance, harmony and growth. Fill your home with Greenery to feel a sense of equilibrium. Complementary items will add to your welcoming and individual design style.