I was at the Arley Hall (Cheshire) last Saturday visiting Simply Cheshire exhibition. After tasting every food sample we possibly could and walking away with a bag full of local produce, we decided to explore their renowned garden.
As I walked with my husband, friends and our children into the open space and greenery, I took a deep breath and I felt peacefulness even though the children were being loud through excitement. After our walk, I felt alive and willing to open up and embrace where we live.
This remind me of an article I read recently published by Pantone Colour Institute who named green as the colour of the year 2017.
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As humans we have an inherent connection to the natural world. Research has shown that our health, both physical and psychological, is greatly improved by exposure to nature, yet we are living increasing urban and digital lifestyles, further and further removed from natural habitats.
The impact of our environment on our personal well-being is a consideration for designer of space, product, materials, graphic and multi-media design alike.
According to British Vogue, tropical green is one of the key trends amongst fuchsia and zingy yellow for spring/summer 2017.
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Deferent shades of green also appeared on the Cannes red carpet last week.
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Even though green is very much on trend, it doesn’t mean it suits everyone. Figure out your skin tone first and make sure the colour compliments you rather than drain you.
1. Fair/Pale Skin
If you’ve got pale skin and light features, then hues that clearly contrast with your skin tone will – quite literally – bring some colour to your complexion. Darker shade such as emerald or teal will work well as the shades contrast with your skin tone.
2. Olive/Medium Skin
If you’ve got olive-toned skin, you are likely to have yellow or green undertones. Although you can wear majority of hues and shades well, it is trickier with green as you need to avoid wearing shades are too close to your skin tone. Choose much lighter or darker shade of green to avoid looking washed out.
3. Darker Skin
Lucky you if you have darker skin!
You should be able to wear most shades of green especially the brighter side of the spectrum like jade and lime.
Greenery is a symbol of renewal and new beginnings. What’s more perfect than that for a new couple? If you love nature and outdoors and would like to bring some uplifting greenery into your wedding celebration. Here are few ideas that you can consider:
1. Bridesmaids dress. Green is a good choice of colour for bridesmaids’ dress as it contrasts with your wedding gown (if you choose to wear white or ivory dress).
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2. Table setting and favours
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3. Wedding cake
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4. Hair accessory
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