While Pantone have picked yellow and grey, Etsy's selection for colour of the year is Sky blue. "After such a tumultuous year, shoppers are looking forward to bluer skies ahead," wrote Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's Trend Expert. "Hope is on the horizon and there is a renewed sense of gratitude and connection to our communities." A beautiful shade to use in the nursery or a kids bedroom, girl or boy, there's a lot to love about sky blue trending.
Pantone has picked their 2021 Colour of the Year and have again chosen two: Ultimate Grey and Illuminating yellow. Soft greys have always been a popular choice for a gender-neutral nursery, add in the pop of yellow for fun and you're on trend for next year! It's a colour combination that works particularly well for an Aussie themed nursery with the yellow of wattle or a sulphur-crested cockatoo and the grey of out cute furry animals.
July was a busy month as usual with school holidays and EOFY admin but, managed to fit in some new illustrations - sloths! Yay! There are a couple of cute new prints plus an adorable baby onesie and a fun hardcover notebook.
Are we alone? Be inspired by an other-worldly trend we're seeing more of lately - flying saucers.
Here are some other alien ideas we love - a UFO made of a paper plate, half of an acrylic ball and a pom pom. A fun kids activity great for party decorations too. Delicious looking UFO cupcakes by Donna Hay. The recipe is no longer available but you can use this very similar step by step on Sweetest Kitchen.
I was a little surprised to see the platypus come out as the worlds weirdest animal, maybe because I'm so used to sketching them and seeing them at our local wildlife park. But, when the platypus was first sent back to England from Australia they thought it was a joke and someone had sewn a duck bill onto a rat!
Here's a little video the kids might love - 21 World's Weirdest Animals.
New work in the shop! Galah print.
I've got a stack more Aussie birds and animals to do. What's your favourite Australia bird or animal? Leave a comment below.
New in the shop this week - Sagittarius the bow and arrow zodiac print for a kid's room. This fun colourful print comes as shown or can be personalised with the babies birth statistics. Sagittariuns are born November 23 and December 21
This gorgeous green kids bedroom with a jungle theme looks like the most amazing space to play in. Faux foliage tiles are tacked to one wall with a dark green paint on another. Keeping the floor light ensures the space doesn't become too dark.
Pantone's pick of Classic Blue for it's 2020 colour of the year makes a beautiful backdrop for a space themed kids room. Team it with yellow and it's a perfect combination for a child's bedroom - not matter how old they are.
Soft greys and blues with just a little pop of colour combine to create a beautiful nursery decor idea.
From the top: A stylish seaside themed bedroom with Scandinavian decor. Sea ocean wave wallpaper and cute stuffed whale via clem around the corner. Whale tail wall hook from Colorful Cast And Crew. Paint in windy blue. Grandpa Whale hand made plush from Big Stuffed.
Whale finger puppet by Petit Felts. Whale rocker from Crate & Barrel. Dream Big Whale print by creative monsoon.
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