We've called them hippies then yuppies and now boomers but one thing that hasn't changed is that there has rarely been a dull moment for the members of a generation that continues to reinvent themselves as they move into the second half of their lives.
Their energy for changing the world often waned as they climbed the corporate ladder but maturity has seemed to open their eyes to just how hollow success can feel if it doesn't add value to the world or support the greater good.
For many aging boomers the desire to recapture the magic they felt as teens when they believed that anything was possible and that they could change the world, is influencing how they design their homes and the world around them today.
When it comes to color Boomers are recapturing their love of color. Remember the patched bell bottoms, brightly colored bandanas and love beads of the 60's? The colors this crowd loves now are just as varied. No matching sets, no selecting conservative colors for resale value and no more plain vanilla.
Is this a revival of their technicolor dream? Well not quite. For Boomers that prefer to reinvent rather than redo simply copying the rainbow brights of the 60's would never cross their mind. While they still desire a full spectrum palette the colors are more refined, complex and personal.
This is a generation that wants to rewire rather than retire and for many that means decluttering, simplifying and downsizing into smaller but no less luxurious surroundings. They still want to have it all on their own terms. Should we have expected anything else?