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.

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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.

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