Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Spring Freshness at Home with Greenery

Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 has been announced as greenery, a tangy yellow-green colour that reminds us of the freshness of Spring. You’ve probably been seeing this colour everywhere every since. Pantone’s choice each year always influences the art world and permeates everything, including interior design. The good news is that this means it shouldn’t be too difficult to find prints and original works in this lively colour. However, with it being such a bold colour, you might be wondering how best to frame art featuring greenery without it being too overpowering.

Well, wonder no more. We’ve put together some examples using a variety of different styles of frames and artworks to show that it can be quite easy to display greenery throughout your home if you do it right. With some gorgeous framed prints and a few potted plants, you can easily update your home and nail this year’s freshest look, leaving your interior totally on-trend. Well, until next year’s colour is announced.

Frame used – Genesis white MG2040WH

Well, wonder no more. We’ve put together some examples using a variety of different styles of frames and artworks to show that it can be quite easy to display greenery throughout your home if you do it right. With some gorgeous framed prints and a few potted plants, you can easily update your home and nail this year’s freshest look, leaving your interior totally on-trend. Well, until next year’s colour is announced.

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Frame used – Raw oak mocha

One of our favourite Tasmanian Oak frames, this mocha frame works as a beautiful contrast to the colour of the print. The frames darker wood tone really helps to bring out the brightness of the greenery in the image. If you look at the tips of the plant, you can see a much more shaded colour which served as the inspiration for the frame. Don’t be afraid to look at the smaller accents of colour in your image to help decide on your final frame as the results are definitely worth it. By doing this you can help emphasis the depth of colour in your image whilst leaving you with a cohesive look, which in this case highlights that beautiful Spring green colour.

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Frame used – Box Frame APM150DW

Greenery is supposed to remind us of the revival, restoration and renewal of nature, and this box frame helps it to do just that. The two-toned frame is a beautiful companion for any artwork featuring greenery. The dark, earthy wood tones bring out the natural greens of the image to remind us of the jungle, and the contrasting shades of wood both work well with the greens of the print. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different tones of wood until you create the perfect frame to compliment your green image.

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Frame used – Raw 24 Oak

It’s no surprise that all of our Tasmanian Oak frames work really well with greenery, no matter what the tone of wood is. Using completely natural timbers, these frames are the perfect accompaniment to any image that signifies nature. This lighter frame helps to bring out those yellow tones whilst highlighting the vibrancy of the bold green colour. For this image we’ve also added a mat board as it helps to focus the eye on the artwork. This leaves us with our finished product; a beautiful image of greenery highlighted by a subtle light oak frame.

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Frame used – Paintbox Kiwi

Finally, why not go all out? This frame isn’t quite the bright and bold Pantone favourite, but the darker green colour of this frame helps to really emphasis the Spring toned greenery in the photograph. Mixing greenery with cooler toned greens helps to convey the colour’s brightness and vitality. And the great thing about using this frame is that it will always complement any image of greenery. Don’t be afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to showcasing greenery, it’s a lively and gorgeous colour that can be styled whichever way you choose.

How you frame your image is up to you. Pantones 2017 colour of the year greenery really is a beautiful colour that works well with a magnitude of different tones and styles. If you want to bring Spring freshness into your home, then this is the perfect way to do so. Feel free to experiment and have fun when you bring this earthy, natural look into your home.

Like the prints featured in this post? All of these prints and more can be found at www.prints-online.com.
Prints used – Desert Moods, Edmondson Aloe Vera, Bamboo III, L679, crews 037.

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