Colour of the Year

Pantone has declared Greenery the colour of the year. If you want to get technical, it's all about 15-0343. Yep, we're not too keen on the tangy shade either, but here are some less Kermity takes on the tone, to help turn your house into an urban jungle.


By all definitions, this new wallpaper collection, which forms part of Cole & Son's Ardmore range is maximalist. For extreme impact, use a combination of patterns, like Narnia (pictured first) and Khulu Vases (pictured second). Both draw inspiration from the fantastical flora and fauna of Africa. Or pair with charcoal grey to retain a semblance of subtlety.

Velvet is having a bit of a moment. This olive chaise longue from Love Your Home offers a luxey take on two big interiors trends. Clean lines and simple piping, the Tallulah in fir varese velvet has a mid-century feel and it sings next to Little Greene's muted Salix silver-grey paint.

So dark it appears almost grey, Studio Green from Farrow & Ball has an enduring, old-world quality, which immediately makes us want to drink tea from china cups. Bring out the verdant tones of the paint with handblown, Scandinavian Muuto glassware inspired by nature.