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New Beginnings… with a Touch of Greenery

For some “hot-off-the-press” non-property news this week we step into the vibrant world of Pantone and reveal the authoritative style institute’s new colour of the year for 2017. Many of those who already have their dream home on the Coast will be thinking of a little refurbishment in the new year, or maybe even a major revamp. And others who are planning to buy a property in 2017 (of course, from Villa Marbella Now’s magnificent portfolio!) will be keen to add their own personal touch after moving in. So where better to start than with some chic advice from the gurus of colour at Pantone. Last year, for the first time since launching their trend-setting colour of the year initiative, they blended two shades. Rose Quartz and Serenity were chosen to “demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace”. In an official announcement yesterday, they said for 2017 they had opted for Greenery – “a refreshing and revitalising shade… symbolic of new beginnings”. The philosophy behind the choice of shade each year is for it to be “a colour snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude”. Greenery is described as “a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate. “Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.” As for colour pairings for home owners wanting to be “on trend” next year, Greenery is considered to be a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many combinations, with palettes crossing over into fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications. Greenery can be paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the “enduring presence” of Pantone’s 2016 colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Luxury Living This Sunday (11 December) is International Mountain Day, so we head up into the Costa del Sol’s hinterland for our featured home, and (appropriately) some stunningly lush mountain settings full of natural greenery. This villa is located in the heart of the Monda countryside and priced at an excellent €950,000. Exceptional Homes We appreciate your taking the time to read about this outstanding property, but perhaps it is not exactly right for you? If not, we invite you to have a look at our other special selections for: La Zagaleta, Luxury Villas, Golf Properties, Seafront Properties, Apartments and Special Offers. Click on the category of your choice and follow the link. Also please feel free to roam around our website: www.villamarbellanow.com