The color green is thought to bring balance and harmony to its surroundings so it’s no wonder that it’s a favorite choice in interior design. Aside from the psychology of it, its connection to the outdoors and especially spring and summer makes it a great color to pair with others, after all every flower, no matter what color, has a green stem. This means that even in a monochromatic green scheme, a pop of any other color won’t look out of place and that’s the kind of interior design that can grow with you.
Green is a shade that springs with and natural vitality and effervescence, and perhaps because of its roots in nature, it’s also supremely versatile. Soft shades sing in sweet, personal zones, while bolder shades can add an untamed elegance. Here’s to going green.
And for a traditional library, you can’t beat walls and bookcases painted a rich, deep green. Deeper forest greens have a more serious, somber connotation. Pair it with colorful skull painting and eclectic chandelier to add a bit of playfulness.
The way green is used in design depends a great deal on the particular shade: Lighter greens such as chartreuse and lime look right at home in modern settings.
Various shades of green teamed with black and white create a graphic wall and floor mural in this bathroom. The green counter-top inset has a different but complementary pattern.
Bright celery-colored cabinetry and goldenrod wall tiles bring a dash of fun to this laundry room.
Black furniture is a strong design statement, so the rest of the room has to coordinate with it or your decor declares all-out war. Select paint colors for the living room walls carefully to ease that standout furniture into the look you want.
This master bedroom is full of elegant green accents. The curtains, headboard, sofa and even the blankets use the same shade of light olive green. Cozy and intimate.
If an elegant look is desired, try adding some gold accents to a green room. The gold mirror is the focal point of the room yet it helps draw out some of the rich green colors in the fabrics and accessories.
When infusing your interior with the color green, the easiest way to do so is with paint and while the safest thing to do is to paint one accent wall, this bright apple green does pop with white painting.
Pale mint and duck egg green look right at home in the kitchen. It really is the ideal hue for a kitchen. Works well with gray, silver and white.
SUMMER COLOR COMBO
Mix patterns in blue and green. Solids, stripes, botanical and even a giraffe pattern play nice together against the crisp white backdrop.
SOFTEN WITH NEUTRAL
Neutral colors, including gray, can cool or intensify the impact of stronger surrounding colors. On its own this lime green wall could have been too intense, but it’s muted by the gray paving and blocks of darker gray gravel.
As the color of forests, grass and many fresh foods, green is one of the most plentiful colors in nature, making it naturally soothing. Because we’re so used to being surrounded by green, bringing a bit of it indoors is always welcome.
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