WILLIAM MORRIS DESIGN The colours in the design are mostly the pale green of the leaves or the creamy-white of the background. The blue and red of the flowers helps them to stand out and it draws your eye to them. The design has a symmetrical pattern and it also repeats the same shapes (inverted hearts). The shapes have a cured, free-flowing edge with sharp corners. This gives the design quite a natural feel along with the colours and objects.
This design is much simpler, Morris has use an off white background to help make the foreground stand out. In this design he has used a simple plant and flower design and has used a variety of colours such as red, yellow, dark green, blue and light green to help create a visually more interesting design despite it being more simple than previous designs.
A happy New Year! Grant that I May bring no tear to any eye When this New Year in time shall end Let it be said I've played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year.