Earley inspires with trend forecast for 2017

Leading independent UK producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals has launched its colour and trends forecast for 2017, designed to inspire growers, retailers and landscape designers alike.

Ensuring the right young plants and on-trend colours are being grown is becoming increasingly important and this year Earley?s colour experts have identified four key trends.

?Luxurious Romantic?- perfect for a sensory garden

Perfect for a sensory garden, highly popular Nemesia Easter Bonnet takes the lead in the Luxurious Romantic trend story. It combines delicate fragrance that arouses the senses, with light lemon yellow and soft pink bicolour tones. Inspired by the sophistication of the French country garden and formal structure of Parisian design, this trend is not all softness, but counterbalanced with stronger pops of colour sourced from for example, the summery Dahlia Figaro Mix.

Serene Harmony?- an elegant trend layered with tranquil shades of blue and natural greens

For garden designers looking to create landscapes and displays with a peaceful and simpler colour palette, Serene Harmony is an elegant trend layered with tranquil shades of blue and natural greens for a subtle look, along with plants that provide pattern and texture. Beautifully scented, new Nemesia SunPeddle? Blue Rose provides amazing flower colour, and the lavender-blues and white colours of the Verbena Quartz XP Waterfall Mix also depict this trend.

Contemporary Collection?- inspired by the world?s cultural icons

An altogether warmer look, the Contemporary Collection is inspired by the world?s cultural icons – especially the tones associated with Asian style. Yet it?s not about tradition, earthy tones and contemporary geometric shapes can be introduced to gardens and displays embracing this trend.

Use unexpected oranges, like our award-winning SunPatiens? Compact Orange, graphic Gazania Sunbathers? Tikal or the rich warmth of Nemesia Sunsatia Plus? Grenada. Tone these down with muted purples or create stronger contrast for real visual impact.

Hot Mix?- conjures up a sense of the warm, summer jungle

Offering a refreshing trend ideal for compact gardening, Hot Mix conjures up a sense of the warm, summer jungle. Sun-kissed yellows feature heavily with the likes of Bidens Spotlight, Begonia Non Stop? Joy Yellow providing stronger colour whilst Cosmos Xanthos Light Yellow or Primula Everlast, offer fresher, more subtle alternatives. Combine these with the cool oranges and complement with silvery foliage or more structured yet colourful ornamental grass for that wild exotic touch.

Commenting on the work Earley has done on this 2017 colour and trends forecast, managing director Simon Earley said: ?The power of colour trends is growing year-on-year. As we saw last year, used alone or together, the appearance of Pantone?s two 2016 colours, Rose Quartz – a gentle pink and Serenity – a cool blue, was apparent everywhere from supermarket settings, homes and interiors to architecture and website design. It really demonstrates just how much demand there is to be on-trend. We?re delighted to see Pantone?s 2017 Colour of the Year is ?Greenery? ? what better colour for ornamental horticulture!

?With a whole range of on-trend colours across our best-selling plant ranges, we?ve pulled together the ones we believe will achieve results for 2017, both from a gardening perspective and performance at the tills ? these can be seen on our website.?

Committed to producing quality young plants for the UK market, Earley Ornamentals is a leading, independent business that is proud to be the selected partner for many of the UK’s leading commercial and retail growers.

With an extensive product range of high quality stock designed to meet the needs of today’s professional growers, over 180m young plants, made up of 1,700 varieties, are grown each year at Earley?s state-of-the-art 12-acre site near Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Find out more about the ornamental trends for 2017 here http://www.earleyornamentals.co.uk/Earley-Experts/On-Trend-Colours-2017/

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