The colour of spring: sustainable home decor, clothing, lifestyle and the outdoors

What colour is spring to you?

Some will dive straight into summer with those bright oranges and blazing blues. Others will choose pastels.

I prefer my springs to be muted versions of bright favourites. A slow awakening rather than jumping headfirst into the heat of things. Might tell you a lot about me as a person really, but hey!

Here are a few things that are spring to me.

Spring is not quite warm enough to go scarf-less but I’m willing to make the transition from winter’s woolly cocoons to lighter fabrics.

Like this silk number by Helen Chatterton Textiles.

When at home in winter, I am to be found bundled up in jumpers and possibly under a throw. Spring, however, brings lighter fabrics and bare knees.

Like this Rose Fulbright robe.

For those who prefer a bit of cover, there are other options. This too is a Rose Fulbright piece.

Thick throws are swapped out for brighter, lighter covers.

Some think of mustard as an autumn colour. I could wear it all year long, except winter. Although mind you, it could brighten up winter a bit.

This one is an Anna Loom creation.

Avani Throw – Turmeric, £175

Toss on some cushions for variety. Like this delightful scatter by Madder Cutch & Co.

If decorating calls for brighter colours, something with bolder oranges might work. This one is by Rowena Ardern Design.

African Daisy cushion, £60

If I’m in the mood to make a statement, there’s this light shade made by Coldharbour Lights.

Then there’s the matter of outdoors.

Spring suddenly brings with it the urge to garden, plant flowers and check on all things green and growing. This year I planted a few bulb lasagnas in pots so some of the flowering will happen on its own.

A gardening apron would be perfect for all those tasks. Like this one by The Stitch Society.

Gardener’s half apron

And since I’m going to be spending more and more time outside, a pink shed would be the icing on top of the cake! I suspect what colour it’s painted is up to the owner.

This one is by The Posh Shed Company.

The Potting Shed, From 1757

When it comes to food, cooking seasonally is important. Goodbye winter squashes. Hello spring greens! I’m keeping an eye out for you, summer berries…

A quick course with The Cookery School can teach you all about eating seasonally and sustainably. They have a wide range of courses to suit all palates.

So, what does Spring mean to you?

Preeti is the Marketing Manager at Blue Patch. Born and raised in India, she spent some time in the US completing a degree in Psychology and Biology, after which she moved to the UK for an MSc in Finance and Management. She can be found obsessing over her plants, trying to clamp down on an ever-increasing collection of nail polish or taking photos of random corners of London. While she loves spring and is eager for daylight savings time to end (hello 10 pm sunset), her favourite season is autumn. Go figure.

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