By John Salisbury

The first nods of winter chill have finally arrived, and we are saying goodbye to another season in our beautiful state. As it has done for centuries, time marches on and before you know it, we will have stepped into a new year.  And with each New Year, the thoughts and desire to look forward toward hope, change, and expectation for a better year than the one before come to mind. 

Every year around this time the color experts at Pantone predict which color will be popular in the year ahead.  For 2017, it's the zesty yellow-green color Greenery.

Pantone explains, “Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

So, for those of you who are looking to be the fashion-forward home of the neighborhood, or are maybe just looking to freshen up your space, let the color of green make its way into your surroundings.

There are some who will undoubtedly be thinking, “I love it…” and will look to surround yourself in the vibrant freshness of the color.

For others, you like the color and the thought behind it, but the idea of changing your entire room would simply not work. Look instead to introduce just a touch of spring, and like a new shoot of grass in a once-frozen lawn, allow the idea of freshness to invigorate your room.

Color is an intensely personal thing, but remember that the power of color to transform your space and ultimately your mood is undeniable. Giving color a chance to help move you from “same-ness” to experiencing something different in your home can be truly life giving.

So as this year comes to a close and you are looking forward to the New Year ahead, consider the freshness of Greenery to bring a fresh perspective to your home, your mood, and possibly your outlook over 2017.  And as always, allow us at Larrabee's Furniture + Design help you make your home the expression of you it was meant to be.