Last year, Greenery (15-0343) was Pantone Colour of the Year 2017. A zesty green shade that symbolises new beginnings and outdoors with lush, fresh fields and gardens. The latest trend of introducing more foliage in interiors must have emerged from embracing Scandinavian hygge (hyːɡə) concept, which emphasises the feeling of contentment and well-being in our home environment. Plants play an essential role in that. An organic accent brings nature closer to us and connecting with plants can calm our minds. Together with added practical benefits like improving the quality of the air we breathe in and scenting ambiences with fresh blossoms.
English country house interiors also emphasise feel of cosines and connection with nature. However, rooms are typically decorated with bouquets of fresh or dried flowers, as opposed to Scandinavians who prefer styling with flowerless indoor plants. Arrangements displayed in vases, sometimes baskets, kept un-manicured and simple. Bouquets are often formed using a variety of UK grown lilies, roses, hydrangeas, gladioli, delphiniums, dahlias and my personal favourites – peonies.