If you’re a massive homewares fiend, you are probably aware of what Pantone (the world’s leader in colour communication) has picked as the colour for 2017.

Last year, we had ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’ (pale pink and baby blue).


Pastels have been trending for a few years now, so it’s interesting how drastically different 2017’s colour is.



It could not be more aptly named. It’s not as flash of a name as ‘Rose Quartz’ or ‘Serenity’ but it tells it as it is!

So what other colours can we expect this year? Well…along with this ‘Greenery’ and similar greens, we’re expecting deep blues and blush to flourish.

Now that Pantone has called it, we think people will endeavour to pursue the ‘Greenery’ in all ways, including naturally through getting their ‘green thumb’ on, adding plants throughout their home.

So you can’t have plants without some stylish pots! So here’s a tip – when choosing pots it’s all about the bright colours and textures.

pots 🌿🌻🌵 #elsieandsam #manningstreet #kiama #pots #ontheside

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And while we’re talking pots, we think that dark moody paint will trend, meaning bright and colourful planters and pots, along with cushions and throws, will pop in front of this darker background.

And anyone who thought wallpaper would eventually make its way back to the seventies…was incorrect.

Wallpaper remains a massive fashion statement in homes. We’re expecting statement wallpaper this year – so how bold will you go? Will you go with antique…showed in the below video…or contemporary?  We prefer contemporary.


As far as adding the ‘bells and whistles’ to a room, we’re finding sheepskins in just about every colour to be very popular (even during a hot Australian summer).

Because of their exquisite touch and light feel, the Mongolian Sheepskins (pictured, from Hides of Excellence) can lift a room and make it homely, no matter the season.


So, what else will trend this year? Well, we’ll be able to give you more insight in our next blog!

We’re heading to New York in February to see what wonderful items we can order for Vintage Stash and our NSW store, Elsie & Sam! As New York influences a great part of the Western World’s fashion and homeware trends, we’re keen to see what the city has in store for us in Australia!

Speak soon (from New York!).

Hope to see you soon at Vintage Stash, 358a Smith Street, Collingwood, Melbourne or Elsie & Sam, Shop 1 66 Manning Street,  Kiama.


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