January is a time when most of us feel depleted of many things, energy and cash amongst them! Often coined the "January Blues", this mood often seeps under our skin in the immediate aftermath of the festive season; diets and resolutions abound, the nights are long and mornings are dark.

But, we should also have reasons to feel positive - Spring is just around the corner, with all the vibrancy and colour of new life stirring. Our favourite time of year for creating new displays instore with trade show travels completed and new stock arriving daily. Blue this season is big and will form a major part of our store theme.

We are already seeing blue feature high up amongst our customers jewellery wish-lists, from dazzling turquoise to deeper topaz and sapphire shades in our collection of wonderful birthstone jewellery. Taken into the home, customers are seeking indigo tableware to sit alongside gold and brass accessories - a gorgeously indulgent colour combination.


Interestingly, Pantone have just announced the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2022 - a very fitting shade of purple blue, "Very Peri ". Displaying a carefree confidence and a daring curiosity, this inquisitive and intriguing colour helps us to embrace our newly altered landscape of possibilities ,Very Peri places the future ahead in a new light.

There is no doubt that colour has an important effect on our lives. It has the power to change our moods, or even invoke an emotion. Make your choices wisely, and colour will help you to create your own sense of well-being and wonder.