Wow! It’s been a whirlwind start to the year of NOTE! In a good way – but it still ultimately affects the time and energy we put towards Spruce – so apologies for being a bit quiet ;(

Much like we spoke about the PANTONE® colour choices for 2015 (deep marsala) and 2016 (calming rose quartz and serenity), we want to shed light on the interesting hue that Pantone has selected for the year ahead; GREENERY!

Ummm, to be brutally honest, we weren’t exactly wild about it when their announcement came out. We felt it was slightly ‘potent’ and that it may be difficult (or so we thought) to incorporate into everyday life.

After really delving into their justification behind the choice however, the bright leafy colour seemed to appeal to us more and more; the sense of freshness it gave off is almost addictive.

Towards the end of last year, blogger Bailey Schneider posted a little blurb of numerology facts about 2017; how it is year number 1 in our new 9 year cycle – which indicates fresh beginnings, clean slates, and new outlooks – this seems to be exactly what the Pantone Greenery exudes, and in hindsight we think it’s actually quite fitting for the year ahead.

As opposed to the colour choice being one of literal usage alone, we believe the colour choice has more of a symbolic meaning to it – giving us a sense of revitalised energy for the year (and coming years) ahead.

Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.

We have pulled together some inspiration images from trusty Pinterest to give you an idea how it most certainly CAN be added to your everyday life, be it decor, style or lifestyle choices.

*all images sourced from Pinterest

A note to think about is what colours to pair with this vibrant hue – think golds, burnt oranges and beautiful reds – all complimentary colours that will make the greenery pop and will also balance the cooling effect with some warmer tones. Or stick to the neutrals (whites, greys, navys) to enhance the cool and calming effect that the colour can have.

As with all colours, you can really play with how you use it – whether its subtle or strong, we think this very apt colour might be here to stay – and even if it’s not, we could all do with some fresh energy in our lives – don’t you think?

A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.


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