Spring Interior Inspiration: Greenery is Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year

Spring Interior Inspiration: Greenery is Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year

Greenery Inspiration at Kilkenny Design Centre

“New year, new me” may be the mantra of choice for friends, family, and acquaintances flooding your social-media feeds this time of year,  but we’re taking the path less published of “new year, new space” instead.

As we plan the refurbishment of our Restaurants & Foodhall (more on that later, watch this space! ) we got to thinking about the importance of colour in a space. Every year Pantone colour Institute announces which colour will be the ultimate trend and 2017 is going to be a fresh revitalizing year with ‘Greenery’ incorporating zesty limes, celery hues, sages, lemon yellows and turquoise blues.

The pairing of green and white is a classic combination to transition a space into springtime," says Retail Manger Sinead Gargan. We don't all have access to a green forest, but we do have access to things we can bring into our home environment and even if we don’t see the sun hitting the stones this summer, it’s nice to incorporate Greenery for that constant-summer feeling. Use it in the right way in your home, and it will keep your spirits high. Simple changes like updating your kitchen accessories add an easy pop of colour. Our new Foliage range from Ulster Weavers have a range of beautiful kitchen accents in fresh foliage prints inclusing a double oven mitt, coasters, placemats, cotton aprons, tea cosies and cute PVC shopping annd lunch totes  - so you can run to the shops in style.

If you think you might tire of Pantone Greenery in a room just add the colour in the form of a cushion or a wool throw like this Fern colour from Foxford Woollen Mills. They add uplifting energy and can elevate the mood -- without creating too much intensity. These throws are simple, sophisticated statement seasonal pieces to enliven any space without commitment. Pair it with warm whites and neutrals for a clean, tranquil vibe, or use a bright white funishings for a fun, contemporary feel. The dark moss green is transseasonal, perfect for bringing a freshness to your living room even in the Autumn months.

The ultimate finish on your greenery space is a greenery scent. We recommend Max Benjamin's stunning Amalfi Coast Range .Following the brand's signature design and composition of natural wax with Italian cotton, lead-free wicks, Acqua Viva emanates notes of peony, pink pepper, rose, musk and suede accord; as well as the obligatory bracing saltiness of the sea to transport you to greener climes.

Pop in store today for further inspiration on how to update your space for Spring with these easy home accents.