FRESH LOOKS FOR THE NEW YEAR
We've officially welcomed in 2017, and with all the resolutions we promise ourselves we'll keep, what better way to start anew than by giving our homes a makeover? Here are a few palettes and materials to inspire fresh beginnings in the new year.
Pantone—the universal authority on color—has chosen Greenery as its Color of the Year for 2017. Fittingly, it's a shade that's symbolic of new beginnings, as it evokes the colors of spring and the outdoors, and begs us to take a breath and recharge. Whether your aesthetic is modern, traditional, eclectic, or somewhere in between, you can throw variations of this hue into the mix for a natural effect that brings the outdoors in. Image via HGTV
For a color palette with the same depth and interest as Mother Nature, try incorporating Crate&Barrel's Rio Green Dinner Napkin into your table setting; use Pottery Barn's celadon cambria footed serve bowl when you're entertaining; enliven your bookshelves with West Elm's green Agate Bookends; and make organizing fun with a bright green Wood/Wool Hook from The Container Store.
Premier paint brand Benjamin Moore has also announced its color of the year, Shadow. It's a deep purple that changes its cast based on the light. it can be happy and cheerful or moody and mysterious—a fashionable, sophisticated color that works in a variety of settings. Image via Benjamin Moore
To bring a range of purple-y hues into your own home, snuggle up with Crate&Barrel's Lino II Purple Linen Duvet Cover; dress up your bar with Z Gallerie's aubergine Agate Coasters; brighten your living room with Pottery Barn's Melody Print Pillow Cover in a springy purplish pink (and even some citrine); and make cooking even more fun with the KitchenAid® Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer in Plumberry from Williams-Sonoma.
Texture is another important design element, and Mongolian lamb fur is another design trend that will refresh your interiors. West Elm offers stylish brass stools covered with the oh-so-soft material in gorgeous hues such as Currant, Peacock, Ink Blue and Rosette. You can also find pillows, poufs and faux-fur throws here that will give you the same tactile experience. Z Gallerie carries Mongolian fur pillows and throws, as well—think rich jewel tones such as Amethyst and Sapphire and soft neutrals like Blush and Grey. They're fresh picks for the fashion-minded design enthusiast.