Spring has sprung, and it’s time to talk about color. Specifically, green, a color that is often considered pure, crisp and fresh.
I often turn to the color green to dress up a room’s decor. Why? To sum it up in a single word: versatility. Like a great black dress, green can be used in rooms that are formal or casual and can be paired with so many colors. Best of all, there are so many shades and tones of greens to choose from.
One of my favorite shades of green is the color of a jalapeno pepper. This rich shade has deep yellow undertones. This quality is important when your goal is to create a bright, warm interior. Green is also a favorite because itlooks so amazing with a myriad of colors, from pure white to eggplant and alongside other citrus colors such as orange and yellow. Green also adds a level of sophistication to an interior, especially when paired with other strong neutrals such as white, black and chocolate brown.
Incorporate green into your decor
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From painting an accent wall to incorporating green into accessories such as artwork and toss pillows, there are a large number of options. I really love using bold, rich green tones as a wall color. Deep colors can help make larger rooms feel cozy, while lighter shades of green can help to brighten a dull space. Not ready to take the plunge? Try using bursts of green in your accent pieces such as artwork and accessories, toss pillows or bedding.
Why is green the new neutral?
Green is one of a few colors that is on trend without being trendy. It is really a standard color. Shades such as hunter green are often associated with traditional interiors, while shades such as dill pickle and even chartreuse add a modern edge.
The influence of green in your space
Green is considered a restful color that can be used in various environments. Shades of green can be used in bedrooms to create a sense of tranquility and calm. Brighter shades can be used in a space in which you wish to uplift a mood, while muted tones can create a mood that is more subdued.
What colors can be paired with green?
While green is a sophisticated and rich color, the reality is that it may not have the universal appeal of neutral colors such as gray and taupe.
Yellow and amethyst work well with green, as do colors like blue and charcoal gray, pure white, black and chocolate brown.