Decorating with… Green!
August 27, 2013
The Color Series continues today with a peek at the verdant shade of green, one I always refer to as “seasonless” because this hue works well inside and out and all year round, in winter, spring, summer, and fall. The color is found in what we see when we look outside each day, from the leaves on every botanical to moss covered trees to rolling grass covered hills to deep green forests.
Green paint is available in countless shades as anyone knows from visiting the paint store. It’s a color that can communicate whatever a designer or homeowner wants depending on the lightness or darkness or saturation selected.
Pale shades like celedon or celery are light and airy, less saturated hues like sage are subtle and play the role of a neutral. Brighter lime or chartreuse greens always pack a punch while mint or seafoam greens brighten and cheer. Dramatic and deeper jade and olive introduce drama, while vivid emerald and Kelly add an dash of modern chic.
Green is a perfect choice in kitchens and laundry rooms with white or wood cabinetry. Consider introducing it with paint, tile, or in less permanent ways with home accents.
Looking to create a dramatic focal point? Green is a stylish choice when painting a piece of furniture such as a dresser or hutch or smaller accent – think about lime and Kelly greens and also jewel tone emerald – so fabulous!
Green upholstered furniture is a commitment but a worthy one since green is universally appealing in interiors. Notice how when placed near windows, green upholstered furniture echoes the great outdoors beyond.
Less can be more when it comes to home decor. Green silk or linen curtains against a dark or neutral backdrop say “look at me”, but choosing accent pillows or smaller accessories allows green to play a more changeable role.
What colors partner well with green? All of them!! Nature includes green in every bloom so we can too.
Find more green inspiration on my Color Inspiration board on Pinterest.
How have you decorated around the home with shades of green?
With paint, accessories, or simply with plants and fresh flowers?