Every year industry experts at the world’s leading colour authorities and home interest brands make predictions about the trends they expect to see in homes. And arguably, the most influential of these are Dulux and Pantone. Where both have cited colours seen in nature as inspiration, they’ve each picked very different shades for 2017. Read on to find out more, along with some ideas from Mike Stephen on how to use these colours in the home.
Pantone recently announced Greenery as it’s colour of the year. A youthful, rejuvenating shade of spring green that looks stunning on window blinds.
- Spring Greens
Blurring the lines between home and garden, green is making its way indoors for 2017.
“Green is a brilliant shade for homes, it’s a colour that signifies renewal and can restore depleted energy levels, so it’s ideal for a spring makeover,” says Mike.
“Interior fashion has been swaying towards a green revolution for a few years now, with many homeowners attempting to open up their homes to the outdoors, as well as bringing the outdoors in with houseplants that provide uplifting colour and natural health benefits. Simply introducing green window blinds can create this indoor/outdoor effect with a hit of lush, revitalising colour at windows
- Chalky Blue and Earthy Neutrals
Blue is the colour favoured by the trends forecasters at Dulux, who hailed Denim Drift as the colour of the year for 2017. This translates as a chalky mid-tone blue with warm undertones for spring/summer, a colour that blends naturally with neutral earthen shades.
Mike Stephen, said,
“Dusky mid-blue is incredibly versatile, allowing us to drift effortlessly into spring and summer. On window blinds, natural tactile fabrics like linen and cotton weaves add to the hand-crafted feel that completes this look, where coloured shutters (another big look for windows next year) in rustic grey will add warmth and a homely feel.”