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A Shade That Promotes Harmony: Green Is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2017 for Its Ability to Enhance the Sense of Well-Being and Serenity.

Colour forecaster Pantone has released its Winter 2017 Colour Planner heralding green as one of the key shades for next year.This stress-reducing palette is inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” or forest bathing.

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Studies have shown that a contemplative walk in the woods reconnects the individual with nature and elevates their mood. Several shades of green and blue-green are enlisted, which are contrasted by Grape Kiss and a refreshing Acid Lime.

Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the shade of growth, renewal, and prosperity.

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No other colour conveys regeneration more than green -and it can be a soothing colour which can be used to relax us mentally and physically.

The great thing about green is that there’s a shade for everyone – depending on your feeling, you can find exactly the right hue for you and -the mix of new colours like murky Martini Olive and Bird’s Egg Green keep the palette feeling fresh.

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To make sure the shade is right for your room apply your colour sample to a piece of cardboard and take it around the room to see how it looks in the darkest corner and on the sunniest wall.

Ultramarines, fresh greens, and hot pinks are a stylish combination, while soft colours as powder blues and mint greens emphasise the freshness and harmony of the colour.

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As one of the rainbow’s more muted tones, you can easily introduce green to your home for a fresh calming look.For anyone keen to try their hand at the trend without a big investment, pick up some funky cushions to liven up your living room.

Give a tired room a facelift by painting an accent wall in a pale green- hue or opt for delicately patterned wallpaper matched with natural wood and chocolates.

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For anyone keen to try their hand at the trend without a big investment, pick up some funky cushions to add a splash of olive appeal to the sofa or bed.

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