There is nothing quite like velvet, it is luxurious but also understated, it is modern yet classic. It never seems to go out of fashion and always seems to fit in with any interior style. I do have a slight obsession with cushions in general and velvet cushions especially at the moment.
Recently, I had my sofa re-upholstered in green velvet, a beautiful dark forest green to be precise. Choosing the colour was a bit of a dilemma though, I was such a dithering nightmare! For weeks I had sample books hanging around, much to the annoyance of my other half I'm sure, whose advice I kept asking (out of desperation) I just couldn't decide between a green velvet and a blue one. In the end I decided to go with the green as much as I loved the teal blue I just thought I have seen to much of it recently.
When I chose the cushions for the sofa I decided to go with a soft pink velvet, those colours just seemed to go so well together. Choosing the sofa material maybe where my obsession with velvet cushions began, coincidentally we started adding a lot of new cushions to Idyll Home at around the same time!
Velvet and especially green velvet seems to be very fashionable at the moment in interiors, I have seen a lot of it recently in Living etc and Elle Decoration. Pantone's colour for 2017 is called Greenery which is a zesty bright yellow/green which it says evokes the early days of Spring when fresh shoots appear and the outdoors are suddenly lush and green again. They also combine the new shade with Rose Quartz which is similar to my pink cushion on the sofa so we seem to be on the same wavelength!