It's that time of the year again, we're counting down the days... no, not to the holiday season, to the Pantone Colour of the Year announcement! 

The 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year is "Greenery", vibrant, playful, full of promise, a colour of renewal, of enduring strength. It's been the perfect colour to describe my year in Australia. Sure, there were other colours in the palette — I fell hard for the perfect turquoise ocean hues, the calm, never-ending blue sky, and the fiery sunsets — but it was greenery that returned again and again.

Before I moved to Australia, I expected to see a lot more orange. I know, that sounds odd, but I had images of Uluru and the outback stuck in my head. I was delighted to find that even in the heart of cities, I was surrounded by lush greenery...



Now that I'm in Shanghai, I'm ready for a new colour. What do you think is coming next?