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Glorious Greenery

Cameroon vegetation and Pantone greenery

For 2017 Pantone has selected Greenery ‘a refreshing and revitalising shade, symbolic of new beginnings’ as their chosen colour. We love this fresh yellow-green shade, tones of which are featured in our designs. It brings to mind new shoots unfurling in the lush Cameroonian landscape, an inspiration for our Bangou Collection.

A colour can be symbolic of so much. At a time on unrest and uncertainty Greenery has been signalled by Pantone for its fortifying, restorative and globally unifying attributes:

Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment, satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” -  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute


Esplanade The Clearing Cushion and Cameroon landscape

Fathomless Greenery Pantone colour palette

Hints of Greenery alongside True Blue, Directoire Blue and Blue Radiance in the Esplanade (The Clearing) cushion sit beautifully with Online Lime and Viridian Green. This design was inspired by the villages and vegetation in Cameroon. 


Bangoua Kouamo Cushion

Moody Blooms Greenery Pantone Colour Palette

Tone this Bangoua (Unfurl Green) cushion featuring bursts of Greenery, Pink Yarrow and Goji Berry with earthy Mayfly and Red Dahlia shades. The background block print in Greenery evokes memories of the vibrant waterside grasses in Bangoua.  


Bamena Unfurl Green Cushion and Cameroonian Fern inspiration

Panton Deep Rooted Greenery Colour palette

This zesty Bamena (Unfurl Green) colour pop of Greenery and Chrysanthemum on white, works well with more muted tones such as Sharkskin, Gray Pinstripe and Tofu. This print captures the patterns of tangled vines and colours of new saplings or unfurling fern.

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