Fresh start, vibrancy, and optimism - sounds a lot like a New Years resolution, doesn't it? What's more these are also words fitting for Pantone's colour of the year - Greenery. Look out for it because this bright beauty is going to start popping up everywhere.
You might be a little gun-shy to use this spring-like colour in your home but a little can go a long way and you certainly don't need a design degree to make a success of it.
Here some ideas where Greenery will fit in well with much of your existing décor.
Kitchen: cups, platters, tumblers, tea towels, apron, jugs, and storage containers will all feature this colour over the year. The kitchen is an easy, cost-effective area to bring in the colour of the year.
Paint: a child's desk or study chair, a feature wall or a striking front door. All these projects will add a real punch. Think about spaces such as a white bathroom with a pop of green - perfect.
Manchester and Soft furnishings: a fresh new duvet cover, a rug, throw cushions or towels. Or perhaps a lampshade which has speckles of bright green? Check out the Makekit Lampshade Kit and have the satisfaction of saying "Oh, I made that".
As a yellowy-green, it is not for the fainthearted and has a definitive nod back to the 1970s, as do some of the other design trends you'll see this year. Such as .....
Cork: Takes me back about 40 years to my parent's bach in the Coromandel. Cork is not just a great 'post it' board, but also very effective at reducing noise.
Dark Green: If greenery is too yellow for you, look out of for dark green in décor accessories such as cushions, statement chairs, and most of all - glass.
Metallic Finishes: not the super shining coppers we saw in 2016, but a matte industrial finish.
Terracotta - Adding colour and warmth (particularly in bathrooms), and not overly rustic. Matte and modern for 2017.
Nooks, hideaways, quiet times - More homeowners are adding purpose built ‘quiet spaces’ to lose yourself in a book or some well earned daydreaming. Blissful.