Green is increasingly becoming the colour of choice for many interior designers and architects.
Dulux declared its “Earthwerks” palette, drawn from green and mineral hues, as one of its 2015 colour trends. “Guildford Green” was the venerable 132-year-old Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year, cited for its quality of being a “neutral that’s natural.” The Color Marketing Group—a not-for-profit international association of color design professionals—has already announced that “Life Spurt,” a light yellow-green, is the 2017 European colour of the year.
Dana Tomić Hughes of the award-winning online design publication Yellowtrace has noticed “a peculiar phenomenon in architecture both here and overseas… There happens to be one colour (other than ‘concrete’) that sits at the top of architects' list. Green.”
An upsurge can also be observed in the specification of timber stained in various shades of green for both interior and exterior applications. Four examples, local and international, are listed below.
Westwyck Unit 4, Australia
Melbourne-based firm Multiplicity transforms an old West Brunswick primary school into a vibrant home with lime-green timber-lined ceilings.
Green Barn, United States
In rural Virginia, the forest-green timber cladding on a facade makes this barn proudly stand out amid the snow-covered farmland.
National Butterfly Center, United States
The timber walls and ceilings inside the Welcome Pavilion are painted in “limelight,” a colour that simultaneously reflects and complements the harsh, dry landscape of this 40-hectare Texan park.
Cultural Cluster Zaanstad, Netherlands
Rotterdam-based MVRDV won the design competition for this 7,500-square-meter cultural building, whose interior spaces will be clad in the green wooden facades so characterisitc of the Zaan region.
Green is an emotionally positive colour that we associate with harmony and the calming energy of Nature. We at Woodform Architectural are thrilled about how designers have been reinterpreting the timber aesthetic by preserving its unique texture while adding a new dimension to its organic charm—by means of a colour that further links this building material to the classic beauty of the great outdoors.