One of the key bathroom renovation decisions is whether or not to feature an accent colour in tiles, finishes, and accessories such as towels. Many people decide that it’s best to stick with basic white for everything in the bathroom or go with white but with some play on textures and finishes. Others decide on white for fixtures and fittings, combined with natural timber and stone finishes such as marble for a neutral but still stylish look. The more adventurous will make a bold colour statement with tiles and accessories.

No matter what style you’re aiming for with your bathroom renovation, even if splashes of colour will be confined to items that are easily updated, such as towels, accessories and fresh flowers, consider what’s hot and what’s not in terms of colour for 2017 and beyond, and also colour psychology to see if your bathroom colour scheme will reflect the kind of mood and feeling you’d like to create in your bathroom.

Pantone ‘Colour Of The Year’ 2017 – “Greenery”

Pantone Colour Of The Year 2017Every year Pantone, the global colour authority, selects a ‘colour of the year’ which influences everything from fashion design to interior design, industrial design, graphic design, and more.

For 2017, the colour is called “Greenery”, which according to Pantone is intended to represent “new beginnings”. According to the Pantone website, “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world. A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”

If you like the idea of using Greenery as your colour inspiration, you can read more about the colour green below and learn about the colour psychology of other accent colour selections: