It’s Not Easy Being Green

by Creative Style Interiors

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are celebrating with a post dedicated to the colour of the day: Green! Green is experiencing quite a revival in home décor at present, and can be incorporated into your home in many different ways.

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Why Green?

Green is a restful colour because the eye does not need to adjust to its frequency. It also offers reassurance in that green is often indicative of nature, nourishment and life, giving the impression of a ‘sanctuary’ away from the stresses of modern living as it encompasses yellow’s optimism and blue’s calm. Green also aids listening.

The Green Spectrum

There are many varied hues of green, from light to dark, yellow-based to blue-based.

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Some on-trend yellow greens include Chartreuse, Lime and Apple, while some are more blue-based greens like Mint. Adding black to green will result in a smokier shade such as Eucalyptus.

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There are some hues that are a little more ambiguous… are they green or are they blue? These include Teal, Turquoise, Aqua and Duck Egg.

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Design Styles

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Green suits many different design styles. Mid Century Modern, which is currently extremely popular and on-trend, is well suited to yellow-based greens such as Chartreuse, Lime and Olive green. Teal and Aqua are more suited to a contemporary or Scandinavian amalgamation of the style, especially when teamed with timber, white and metallics.

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Emerald green is experiencing a revival in home décor, and is generally best incorporated into a luxe or more traditional décor. Olive green and Emerald green silks and velvets can also look fantastic on classic upholstery such as Chesterfield and club sofas, scatter cushions and drapes.

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On the Walls

Greens, especially Turquoise, Teal and Chartreuse can be an excellent colour for feature walls in living rooms. Lighter, mintier greens are a great option for walls, especially in children’s bedrooms. They are soothing and tranquil, and will promote a good night’s sleep.

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Before you commit to painting your walls various shades of green, pick up some paint chips from you preferred paint supplier. Because green is primarily a mix of blue and yellow- yellow being a bit tricky against many skin tones, it is best to check how your chosen shade of green reflects onto your complexion. For this reason, I would recommend avoiding dark or yellow-based greens as a main bedroom wall colour.

Decorative Accessories

There are decorative accessories available in shades of green suited to most homes, and are a great way to experiment with green in your home decor.

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Consider green glassware and servingware, vases, rugs, feature chairs, cushions, throws, artwork, quilt covers and indoor plants as simple ways to bring green into your home.

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If you love green, but aren’t sure how to incorporate it into your home décor, give Creative Style a call on 0416 190 792 or email jenny@creativestyle.com.au to book an appointment with Jenny.

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