PALETTES FOR 2017’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

When Pantone released its color of the year for 2017, the company brought attention to the rejuvenation the world needed amongst the unfavorable political and social climate of the previous year. Greenery, a “fresh and zesty yellow-green shade” reflects the birth of nature’s greens in the early days of spring season. The color is a call back to the comfort of nature, as it evokes a sense of reinvigoration. A color for restoration and revival, having this in your home or even in a commercial zone, will surely bring in the relaxing outdoors into your space. And what better way to incorporate this color than to look at the earth’s inherent beauty for inspiration? Here are some Greenery color schemes reimagined from nature:

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HEALING HAVEN (PT. II)

Second part of this post.

Elements for the Senses

Having the sense of sight is so powerful that even the colors that you see can affect you physiologically. Hues not only define the aesthetics of the space, but, when done correctly, they also aid the body in achieving proper rest. Blue is commonly used in bedrooms as it can bring calm and reduce tension. The right kind of blue—soft and neutral—soothes and helps people sleep. Green, being the color of nature, keeps the mind refreshed. Be mindful, though, to avoid certain greens in your dining area and kitchen as it can suppress your appetite. For such areas, reds and yellows are the better choice as they stimulate taste. Neutral colors add flexibility to your dwelling since they go well with all your other colors and furnishings. Grays add a cooling impression to a space, while browns and beige offer warmth.

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HEALING HAVEN (PT. I)

How are you feeling today?

The question seems so simple that sometimes you might find yourself perplexed over how you can’t suitably answer. Life has become too fast and complicated these days, and keeping up with it daily can take a toll on your health and overall happiness. A lot of factors contribute to one’s stress—the workplace, finances, terrible traffic conditions, relationships, and so on. And at the end of the day, you go back to the one place that should harbor you safe from all the trials and tribulations of the day—your home.

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