Our homes are always a work in progress; we decorate, move furniture and replace things. It often seems that just when we think we have finished we find something else to do. Whether your room is outdated, a blank canvas in desperate need of personality or just because … our fascination for home décor never seems to end. The end of last year saw many companies announcing their colour of the year, the colour that we may see popping up in High Street stores and maybe on our walls. Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. Instead of the bolder shades of recent years, this year for the first time they have announced two colours, Rose Quartz and Serenity. Described as an antidote to modern day stresses’ these soft shades are completely calming. “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflection connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute. With the feelings these two wistful colours evoke, they would be perfect for your bedroom, matched with our limed grey bed your bedroom will become the peaceful haven you are seeking. [caption id="attachment_6415" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Grand Reclaimed Wood Solid Bed With Footboard, from £1,090.00[/caption] Every New Year we hope for a better year than the last, so what you may need is some luck. The spiritual platform, Speaking Tree has put together the Best Zodiac Colours for 2016. As you tour the spectrum of the Horoscope you will find your lucky colour for 2016. Aries – Hues of red Taurus – Pink Gemini – Yellow Cancer – White and cream Leo – Purple and burnt orange Virgo – Hues of green Libra – Lavender and baby blue Scorpio – Blood red, black and maroon Sagittarius – Plum and dark blue Capricorn – Charcoal grey Aquarius – Turquoise and aquamarine Pisces - Sea green and see blue Use your zodiac colour of the year to accessorise your home, from one significant piece to using it as a focal point, let your stars colour make your home a lucky place to live this year. Some of you could have an extra lucky year as it is also the Chinese year of the Yang Red Fire Money. The lunar year runs from the 8 February 2016, fire being a dominant element this year is said to bring adventure, huge energy and determination. The last time it was the year of the Fire Monkey was in 1956, as each year one of five elements: Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth associated to the animal. The lucky colours for the Year of the Fire Monkey are white, blue and gold. [caption id="attachment_6411" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Image source[/caption] No matter if you choose to decorate your home with the blissful Rose Quartz and Serenity, your lucky colour of the year or even add a splash of lucky shades associated to the Fire Monkey, don’t stand still this year, it’s the year of adventure so get decorating!