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Give your home the green light! Posted On 04 June 2018

Green is such a vibrant colour which embraces natural shades and can come in so many variations; from fresh and zesty, subtle pastels to pistachio green and mint. The options really are endless. But how do you incorporate it into your home?

Think of the colour green and you’ll conjure up images of relaxation, peace and the environment; and bringing that into your home will create an atmosphere full of energy, life and harmony. Now, you don’t want to go overboard and paint all your walls green, add lime cushions and a khaki green rug. That really is over doing it!

However, adding splashes of green will really bring your home to life in the most beautiful way!

The easiest and most simple way to add colour to your home is through decorating the walls. Green can be such a dominant colour so if you are looking for something bold then you should only start with an accent wall. Choose your perfect bold shade of green in either the form of wallpaper or paint and match with shades of grey and white; this will make it a far more dramatic choice.

A pale green has a light and calming effect and using it in large areas, such as the living room, will work well. Mix in a range of fun patterns through furniture, wall art, rugs, cushions and curtains. However, don’t go completely crazy; ensure you use similar tones and shades.

If you prefer to use wallpaper for your accent wall with a feature print then match with similar tones, which will allow the two elements to blend and work well together. A pickle green can look really lovely with an olive green; combining both of these will bring both light and dark shades to your room and maximise the light and warmth.

Bringing greenery into your kitchen will also introduce a natural and traditional look. A sage green or even a soft green on your cabinet doors will help create a country looking kitchen and provide a fresh outlook and introduce the outdoors inside. This works especially well if you have wooden work surfaces too!

If you don’t want to commit to painting or decorating your walls, then why not incorporate colour in your furniture instead? Adding splashes of colour can really brighten up and bring any room to life.

The great thing about the colour green is that it works really well with every single colour! A deep forest green in particular makes a room feel cosy yet cool and shady, just what you want during the summer months. Match it with woods and leathers which feature orangey undertones allowing for a rustic yet glamorous transformation.

Adding cushions to a room can provide a great opportunity to add colour and texture and can really pull a room together. However, ensure that your cushions are not the same colour or print as your sofa as these will blend in and get lost. Green cushions work well with beiges, browns, blacks and even brighter colours such as reds, purples and blues; doing this can even be more effective than hanging up artwork in a room.

You can also add green to a room by incorporating plants and foliage which will instantly liven up any space. Using a bright pot will make a fun colourful feature too. As well as the benefits of adding beautiful colour, plants also help purify the air, increase oxygen and remove toxins. Peace Lilies are great for bathrooms and damp areas as they help remove mould from the air; whereas a Snake Plant is perfect for the kitchen or rooms with woodburners as they help remove the nitrogen oxide which is produced from fuel burning appliances.

 

Great colours that go together!

  • For a natural look use moss green and a soft blue which will resemble the shades of a forest and a blue sky.
  • A calming look can be created by using a sea-foam green along with a chocolate brown; you will also find that a lot of spas use this soothing combination – and for good reason too!
  • Kelly green and bright white works well to create a fresh and exciting look as they really do contrast.
  • Lime greens and soft pinks embrace a playful visual which will work great in a bathroom, nursery or playroom, offering a cheery, light-hearted vibe.
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