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Since 2000, Pantone has released a new colour of the year, which it believes reflects current topics and the global mood at the time the colour is created.

For 2017, the colour (Pantone 15-0343) is a fresh yellow-green – called, simply Greenery. ‘A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. Greenery is 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.’

Clearly Pantone has given a lot of thought to the inspiration behind its new colour. Greenery has echoes of the environment, of the need to look after the planet.

Choosing a colour that exactly suits your own personality, or that of a business, is a great opportunity to show individualism and underpin an ethos. Blue is often thought of as safe, whilst red is pushy.

Diespeker & Co is helping clients to create a unique look with bespoke resin or cement based terrazzo for flooring, countertops, cladding, plinths and even stairs. We supply samples of terrazzo made to the client’s specification using special dyes. Recently we have created canary yellow resin terrazzo flooring, stunning red terrazzo, and countertops in vibrant greens and blues. The sky is almost the limit.

And it is not just the colour that makes a terrazzo unique. The aggregate is equally important, and more and more we are finding clients enjoy browsing the marble and granite available in our yard in South East London – picking out the combination of chippings that works best. Some prefer to keep it simple with pure white Carrara, whilst others go bold with a mixture of blacks and greys. Beyond natural stone, clients have been asking us to experiment with other materials such as glass, washers and semi-precious stones.

Diespeker enjoys pushing the boundaries with colour, format and materials. So, who will be the first client to specify Greenery for their terrazzo? Watch this space!

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