Posted on October 17 2017
For those who like to stay ahead of the curve and get their home ready for next year right now, the #2 designer wallpaper trend for 2017, nature-inspired designs, is one way to do just that.
A while back, Pantone announced their color of the year, Greenery (Pantone 15-0343). This vibrant green tone is truly stunning and as we all know, color can help set the mood in any space. The color green brings with it the idea of freshness and vitality, which makes green wallpaper an excellent choice for communal areas, such as a kitchen or living room. Green is welcoming, optimistic, and has a sense of newness.
With that said, let’s take a look at some of our favourite green wallpaper, inspired by Pantone’s color of the year for 2017: Greenery!
“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”
With a 3-dimensional look, this green floral wallpaper mixes contemporary and traditional styles into one gorgeous, nature-inspired design. What we love most about this particular wallpaper is the color palette. White, cream, light green, forest green – they’re all represented here in an elegant mix of colors that’s sure to catch the eye.
Featuring a complex and highly detailed design, this Green Botanist wallpaper would make a great feature wall as well. If you need help with choosing complementary wallpaper for your green feature wall, click here to see what other colors Pantone has paired Greenery up with!
For wallpaper that only uses green colors, this Grand Floral Damask wallpaper is an excellent choice. It features a much more subdued color palette consisting of a lighter green floral pattern on top of a darker green backing. Adding a sophisticated air to any setting, damask wallpapers are often associated with a sense of traditional and classical aesthetics, but the green colors imbue this design with energy and freshness.
Damask wallpaper often conveys a feeling of history and custom, while green is often associated with the idea of rebirth and, as was pointed out on the Pantone site, new beginnings. With that in mind, this wallpaper mixes tradition and contemporary ideas together.
“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.”
Another nature-inspired wallpaper on our list, Jade Green Jubilee is a more modern take on the floral style. It weaves together curvy and sharp lines - the large flowers and leaves feature geometric patterning to create a contemporary aesthetic.
One of the most appealing aspects of this wallpaper is the contrast between the detailed floral patterns and the simplistic but complementary background. It creates a minimalist look that’s super modern and is sure to please! This large-scale flower design makes an immediate statement in a room, and is a good choice for interior designers who want to create a bold and dramatic look.
For those who want to feature green in their room’s design but don’t want too much of the color, Diagonal Floral Cluster is our pick. This nature-themed wallpaper is one of our absolute favourites, and with good reason. The soft pastel color palette is engaging, making it stand out from the crowd. While the design is detailed, the white background and light colors keep the wallpaper from becoming overwhelming.
The floral wallpaper’s matte finish also gives it a modern feel that can be used in any room. Like the previous examples on our list, this wallpaper pattern would also work as a feature wall, whether it’s in a living room or bedroom.
“A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” - Pantone
For a pattern that isn't (completely) related to flowers or nature-themed designs, Lime Green Floral Hex is a contemporary geometric wallpaper that is absolutely infused with a sense of energy. The lighter lime green colors pair wonderfully with the darker green shades to create a vivid contrast that is extremely eyecatching.
While we did note that this isn’t entirely a floral wallpaper, you could definitely make the argument that the honeycomb pattern is a stylized take on the general shape of a flower. The honeycomb design is something we don’t see very often in geometric wallpapers, making this particular patter a great choice for designers who want a touch of originality in their space.
Nothing says “greenery” quite like an open field featuring a garden. Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting, Daubigny's Garden, this spectacular design has a watercolor effect, giving it a creative and unique hand painted look. This landscape wallpaper adds an artistic impression to the space, whether it’s used as a feature wall or on all four walls.
While this pattern is considered a part of the “floral” wallpaper category, its design is subtle and doesn’t feature the large blooming flowers we see in the previous examples. Thus, Green Garden is a great selection for those who want to keep their design fresh but on the minimalist side.
“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.” - Pantone