Posted 11.05.17

Go Green

Pantone Greenery

Pantone, the world-renowned authority on colour, have chosen their ‘Colour of the Year 2017’. Every year, they select a symbolic colour; a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture; an expression of a mood and an attitude. This year, Pantone have gone back to nature by introducing ‘Greenery’; a refreshing and revitalizing shade. A signal to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. Discover more about Pantone’s Greenery here.

At The Lounge Co, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of greens, ranging from vibrant, citrus shades through to the softest mints. Order up to 8 FREE swatches of your favourite fabrics here.


Citrus Greens

Pistachio Dust (Cotton Linen Weave), Bean Stalk (Velvet Touch), Persian Lime (Family Friendly Kaleidoscope Weave), Peruvian Tulip (House Cotton Linen)


Bold Greens

Dragon Back (Tweedy Weave), Dragon Eye (Velvet Touch), Blue-Coral Snake (Velvet Touch), Green Chameleon (Family Friendly Kaleidoscope Weave)


Pale Greens

Peacock Tail (House Cotton Linen), Pacific Calm (Soft Woven Chenille), French Macaron (Family Friendly Soft Chenille), Kitten Whiskers (Herringbone)

Give your Lounge the 'Green Treatment'

Green may not be your first choice for home decor, but the virtues of this underrated colour are bountiful. The naturally inspired shade is a great way to add a verdant pick-me-up to your lounge. A green sofa will add instant vibrancy to your room; a real centrepiece that will provide a base, around which you can decorate and accessorise.

Green Sofas

From left to right: Poppy 3 Seater in Velvet Touch - Dragon Eye, Violet 2.5 Seater in Tweedy Weave - Dragon Back, Phoebe 3 Seater in Cotton Linen Weave - Pistachio Dust

What Goes with Green?

So, you’ve got a green sofa. What next? You’ll be surprised at the myriad of complementary colours that you can use to accessorise your lounge. Don’t be scared to make bold choices; green will hold it’s own against other bright shades. Here are a couple of ideas you can use at home:


The rich berry tones of purple are a natural partner for a vivid shade of green.

Green and Purple

Alpine Butterfly Cushion, Deadly Nightshade Cushion, Frosted Grape Cushion


If you opt for a bright, citrus green, continue the theme with accessories in vibrant orange.

Green and Orange

Holly 3 Seater in House Cotton Linen - Peruvian Tulip, Saffron Buddha Cushion, Fox Tail Cushion, Tiger Lily Cushion


With so many shades of green to choose from, why not just mix them and create a botanical inspired look.

Green and Green

Georgia 3 Seater in Soft Woven Chenille - Pacific Calm, Dragon Back Cushion, Botanical Teal Cushion, Green Chameleon Cushion

Green Accessories

If a green sofa is just too daunting, bring nature into your home with a splash of green in the form of an accent chair, footstool or cushion. Green works wonderfully with a neutral or monochrome colour scheme as shown on the left. The emerald tone of the chairs brings the lounge to life. You could always introduce a touch of green with a stylish pattern. Our best-selling Stargazer Green is a great choice, adding subtle colour and texture.

Image sourced from Pinterest.

So take a leaf out of the Pantone book and go green this year!