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Why Is Green Colour of the Year?

According to a recent article by Apartment Therapy*, nearly every paint brand named a shade of sage green as their colour of choice for 2022. Green is an extremely versatile colour that withholds many connotations, from nature and sustainability to luck and safety. With that said, it’s no surprise people are gravitating towards this colour, especially when it comes to interior design.

Biophilic design

As a colour commonly associated with nature and all-things outdoors, homeowners have started to introduce more shades of green into their homes in recent years. Having spent so much time within our homes throughout the course of the pandemic, neutral colour schemes that help to create a bright and open space have become increasingly popular. As an earthy colour, green takes a huge role in adding to this natural feel.

Biophilic design is a design trend that echoes our desire to introduce more space, nature and elements of the environment into our homes. Described as an extremely calming colour, green can also help us to feel safe and relieved from stress or any personal anxieties.

A ‘greener’ future

Our desire to be surrounded by nature goes hand-in-hand with our increasing awareness of making greener choices. Sustainability factors are of the upmost concern when it comes to interior design in 2022. As a result, more greenery and natural materials are being added into homes, with both helping to improve air quality and respiratory health.

We're calling this particular design concept, ‘Zen Living’. A trend that encourages homeowners to introduce more sustainable products into their home. By investing in quality materials with a long lifespan, such as our environmentally certified low maintenance wood flooring, you can incorporate design features that are both timeless and self-sustaining.

Where to start?

Initially, green may feel like a bold colour to incorporate into a space and therefore, it’s best to start small. By adding a simple green feature wall or subtle soft furnishings, the colour can totally transform a room. Mouldings can be incoporated to create a feature wall.  Painted in a deep sage green, this would add instant character and give the space the perfect ‘new year’ revival.

Hues of green paired with tranquil décor and natural timber can also be achieved by opting for characterful hardwood flooring, like our Wyvis Smoked Oak. The natural tones displayed in real hardwood floors are the ideal choice for a timeless look that will compliment splashes of green throughout the space. 

 

You can find a world of inspiration in our 2022 Interior Design Trends Guide. Download here

*https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sage-green-color-of-the-year-trend-2022-37011516

*https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/a732/how-colour-affects-mood/

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