TREND ALERT: GREEN BURTS RIGHT ONTO
THE 2021 INTERIOR SCENE
With all due respect to the Pantone Color Institute, which released its Fashion Color Trend Report
for Spring/Summer 2021 and indicated Marigold, Cerulean, Rust and Illuminating
as the leading colors, we actually think it is green. In all its nuances.
THE CENTER OF THE COLOR SPECTRUM
First of all, it is the most widespread shade in nature: this is why the human eye literally perceives greener than any other color, even before catching red and blue. Located in the center of the color spectrum, between the savoir-faire of blue and the energy of yellow, we can say that green is the great harmonizer. Often described as a restful nuance, from a physiological point of view, it affects the nervous system, causing us to breathe slowly and deeply and helping the heart to relax and recharge: hence, that sense of balance, serenity and positive energy that we feel when we are surrounded by it. Likewise, it enhances reflection, creativity and inspires good humor.
THE SPOKESPERSON OF OUR HUMAN BEING
In all cultures, green is the symbolic shade of the need to restart, turn around and resist; it represents life that continues, grows and renews itself. It also expresses strength, tenacity, perseverance and stability. Accordingly, it is the color of those who believe in themselves and in their potential. Having said that, it then becomes the spokesperson for our human being, because it reminds us that we are intrinsically connected to the natural world. And last but not least, green is also a color that turns out to be an excellent choice when placed on walls and floors, because it illuminates, expands and refreshes rooms.
THE SENSE OF REINSURANCE
Green, therefore, bursts, perhaps not too surprisingly, onto the 2021 scene to give us that sense of reassurance we yearn for, in such a complex political and social context, symbolizing our desire to recover the link with health, nature, the others. It is no coincidence, then, that the furniture industry has elected it as ubiquitous shade in all the latest collections. None of its thirty-six shades seems to miss the appeal: from the brightest ones, such as lime, to the more delicate ones such as celadon and musk; from the more intense ones like myrtle, to the burnt ones like olive, or more minerals like the verdigris and alps.