It is two weeks into the new year and I am excited about new beginnings and the challenges this year will bring! Pantone's 2017 color of the year, "Greenery" expresses this feeling perfectly for me.
"Greenery symbolizes the reconstruction we see with nature, one another and a larger purpose." - Leatrice Eiseman
The year 2016 was a challenging and turbulent year for many of us. In America, we experienced political upheaval and witnessed horrific violence in our cities and around the world. Personally, I suffered a great loss in my life this year and am eager to move on and restore. I don't believe that I am alone in yearning for peace and serenity in this new year. If you desire love and good will towards men, the place to begin is your own home.
After doing a little research on Pantone's color "Greenery", I discovered that green, the color of nature, symbolizes growth, harmony and freshness. Green offers a great healing power and also produces a calming effect. Green is associated with tranquility and calmness. Green not only restores depleted energy, but also cultivates a sense of well-being. Green promotes a love of nature, as well as a love of family, friends, pets, and the home. Hmmm, I think I could use these things in my life. In my opinion Pantone couldn't have chosen a more perfect color for the new year!
Now I admit, I am not one to want to include a green velvet sofa in my home. I probably won't be painting any rooms green either. However, adding a little "Greenery" in the form of candles, pillows, ceramics, or plants just might what's needed to freshen a space and give it new life.
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Wishing you all much joy, peace, and serenity in 2017! xxoo Gerri