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| 9th February 2017

Green is the new black

Green is one of those colours that has a broad appeal. Evocative of day spas, tropical getaways and being outside in the fresh air.

Green hues can lift a space and shift its mood. Stark Beauty is one of three palettes in the new Haymes Colour Forecast, and it seems we’re not the only ones attracted to a green vibe. Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, a shade of green celebrated in Stark Beauty.

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Colour is Haymes Pond Moss

Often referred to as nature’s neutrals, green hues are the cornerstone of our Stark Beauty palette, and is our take on having florals and foliage in the home. The crisp, clean and simple colours in the palette are supported by a range of whites with minimal undertones to sit alongside green and retain the sense of freshness, simplicity and vitality within a space.

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Colour is Haymes Marble Mist

Any area of the home can work beautifully with green hues, they bring the outdoors into the interior space in a way that is ambiguous and soft. Open plan living areas can be revitalised, whilst a simple home office or study can look and feel incredible by injecting the vibrancy of a green in. Of course, bathrooms with Stark Beauty’s hues are incredibly restful, tranquil spaces. 

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Colour is Haymes Pond Moss

What we really love about this palette is its versatility. Although the main hero of the palette is Haymes Pond Moss, the palette also encompasses some subtle neutrals such as Haymes Marble Mist and Haymes Bleached Cloth. The neutrals allow the ability to use some of the darker greens like Haymes Green Pepper and Haymes Pond Moss, whilst creating a balanced interior.

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When thinking about using green hues, think also about the existing furnishings and even the available natural light in the space.  While green is a beautiful colour to incorporate into your surroundings, pairing it with light wood and crisp white furnishings will give some reprieve and an overall restfulness to the space.

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Colours are Haymes Marble Mist & Haymes Pond Moss

In 2017, Pantone named Greenery or Pantone 15-0343- as colour of the year, a decision that has thrilled enthusiasts of bringing the outdoors in, including all of us here at Haymes Paint!

As Pantone said in their media announcement:

‘Greenery is a refreshing and revitalising shade, symbolic of new beginnings. The fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.’

And, exhale…

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Colour is Haymes Pond Moss

Does this sound like the type of palette you'd like to adopt in your home? Our Colour Stylist Service can help you translate this evocative palette into your living space today. To arrange a consult or to find out more, visit our website.

Photography by Martina Gemmola and styling by Ruth Welsby.

Thanks to our suppliers, Clickon Furniture, CULT, Design Stuff, District, Globe West, Green Cathedral, House of Orange, Hub, Hunting for George, Lightly, Loom, Neutral Instinct, Open Room, Ross Didier, Sheets on the line, Southwood.