Succulent hails the first shoots of spring. It honors all things beginning to bloom! If you’re following our Colors of the Year trend-casting, you know this month marks a departure from softer winter tones. Our March hue welcomes warmer weather and new growth with a bold green tone that leaves no doubt as to what’s to come. It’s verdant, sustainable, and suggests the ‘coming to fruition’ of winter’s hibernation. Read on for the full list of Lion Brand yarns that express Succulent best, and styling suggestions for planting this color in your closet.
We were drawn to this green, which is inspired by everybody’s favorite potted plants! There’s hardly a lifestyle photo on Pinterest or Instagram these days without an adorable succulent in frame. With so many shapes & sizes, there’s a perfect plant for every room. Many credit millennials with the rise of these hardy cacti – living in close quarters, moving more often than previous generations, young people crave greenery that can withstand challenges. And since younger generations are increasingly eco-conscious, plants that require little water aligns with environmentally friendly principles. As we spend more time logged into our devices, a succulent is a beautiful little reminder to take a moment for nature.
Even though Pantone hailed ‘Greenery’ as their color of the year in 2017, greens have long been considered neutrals when it comes to home decor & fashion. Our Succulent is a softer green, with a hint of blue grey. It’s subtle, but it’s a marked shift from the somber winter greys & blacks. It sits well in our palette for the year, and is perfectly timed for March. This is the month that marks the thaw, one day it’s freezing, and the next? Spring.
The Zooey Raglan Pullover (Knit) works up in Succulent shades of New Basic 175 and Vanna’s Choice.
The Fern Forest Hat (Knit) is a quick fun knit, to show you are on trend without a big investment of crafting time. A great project if you want to nod to this month’s hue, but prefer a pop of color! 2 skeins of Hometown USA & you’re on your way.
Our Eyelet Top (Knit) is a timeless top in 24/7 Cotton. It’s the perfect layering piece: wear it now over a turtleneck and all spring & summer with a camisole and flirty skirt. We love the stitch definition!
The Rebozo Wrap Kit is a lovely crochet kit by Two of Wands. It works up in three colors of Heartland, and looks intricate for being a Level 2 – Easy (Beginner+) pattern. The Smoky Mountains Triangle Wrap Kit is another crochet in Heartland, by Mama in a Stitch. We love her weekend style!
Any of these four gorgeous spring cardigans would make a lovely transition piece for the changing weather. The Laikini Cardigan Kit (Crochet) in 24/7 Cotton has an open weave that will feel glorious in warmer weather.The Habitat Cardigan Kit (Crochet) in Heartland will have you feeling cozy without too much bulk, perfect for early spring. The Harold Cardigan Kit (Crochet), another Two of Wands creation, works up in Jeans. The Campfire Cardigan Kit (Crochet) is a New Basic 175 pattern, with an adorable hood!
The Piero Poncho Kit (Knit) and Alsace Poncho Kit (Crochet) are stylish for not-quite-spring weather. Wear over short-sleeves on a warmer day, and over long-sleeves if there’s still a little chill in the air.
If you’re looking for decor options to compliment a space without overpowering it, take a look at these lovely blankets. The Ombre Ripple Blanket Kit (Crochet) by Rescued Paw Designs works up in a bevy of lovely Vanna’s Choice colors. And our Dream Puffs Afghan Kit (Crochet) is more of a true-Succulent hue, a cozy Scarfie dream.
Such a fun joint-crafting venture, or a perfect gift for two! The Landon Mother & Daughter Slouch Hat and Scarf Crochet Kit would be fun to make or give, whichever you choose.
“As with all the colors in our 12 Colors of the Year: there is no one color that defines Succulent. Some greens have undertones of yellow, while others have more blue. Choose the shade that compliments your complexion or add a stripe or two of tonal shades at the cuff or hemline for an on-trend zip of color.”
Written with Adina Klein, Creative Director at Lion Brand.