It's easy to be green in this seen-to-be-believed Pantone-coloured house in London
Have you heard? Pantone's Colour of the Year 2017, the vivid citrus-y green officially known as PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery is meant to be really soothing. According to Pantone's Leatrice Eiseman, "This is the colour of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the 're' words: regenerate, refresh, revitalise, renew."
So we're guessing with the world literally going crazy with Trump hatred, that's why Airbnb and Pantone felt the need to create a literal green escape room in central London. Located at 4 Dingley Place, Clerkenwell (near Islington), this apartment looks like your standard London flat from the outside, but on closer inspection reveals a virtual wonderland the second you open the Pantone Greenery-painted door. Available to rent on Airbnb for an easy £200 a night, proceeds from each overnight stay at the two bedroom apartment were donated to the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
So what do you get for your dosh? Step inside the front door and your senses are immediately assaulted by the lush forestry, ferns, moss and plants. Upon entry, a greenskeeper will offer you - what else? - a green juice and you'll be left to explore the indoor greenhouse/dining room, grass-floored bedroom, kid's tepee, hydroponics installation, rainforest bathroom and kitchen complete with a living herb garden.
Designed to give grumpy Londoners a breather from all that grey concrete and smoggy weather, the 'Outside In' house was created with sustainability in mind - many of the materials were recyclable, too. Sadly, the listing was only open on Airbnb.co.uk for three days at the end of January, but we're hoping similar green rooms will pop up again soon.