Firstly, a big (slightly delayed) happy New Year to you all! I am full to the brim with enthusiasm for 2013, well I am like this at the beginning of every year I suppose, but this year I am determined to extend my enthusiasm levels past February. This is the first full year that I will be embarking on Butterfly Lane the blog...and the shop...and after a rather successful soft launch at the back end of 2012 the whole team are super excited for the year ahead.
|Lots of mint tea will be needed in January after|
my month of travelling and it's the
the colour of the year too - bonus!
So, the colour of 2013 will be green. From clothes, jewels and interiors this fresh shade will be dominant. I have made it abundantly clear about my desire of neutral, uncompromising interiors, but a hint of colour is always welcome. Green is such a fresh and spring-like shade, and a pop looks great against a neutral backdrop. Seasonal colours can be tricky, do you really want to redecorate your entire home to stay en vogue? Instead I suggest to just invest in some accessories. Cushions, curtains, vases et al will really change the mood of a room and get it ready for the brighter months ahead.
Here are a few mood boards to show the different spectrum of green shades.
I must admit, I am always drawn to green when it come to fashion, being a blonde it is a natural colour choice for me. Whether it be knitwear, jewellery or dresses, it just works for me...I have even be known to have a dalliance with green trousers! I absolutely adore muted cedar green, it screams out to me in a shop...but to decorate my home in this shade is another ball game, right? Therefore, by using small snippets of green in accessories/fabrics works so much better for me, especially when the seasonal colours change so quickly.
This room has been beautifully accessorised by using a hint of mint.
Remember, flowers give a lovely pop of green too!
Enjoy accessorising your home ready for the new season. Get in touch if you need any advice or if you have any helpful hints and tips for embracing the new season. We love to hear from you.