Scanning through my social media this morning reminded me that it’s St. Patricks Day! Everyone is posting pictures of green designs, accessories and interiors. Green is also one of nature’s dominant colours. We are surrounded by green trees, stand on green grass and eat green veggies. Because it’s such a familiar shade, soft green is very soothing and can be a great way to create relaxing spaces. Bright clean shades are a great way to add freshness and energy to your home.
Let’s start with one of my favourite bedroom from Houzz. These walls, in Benjamin Moore Georgian Green HC-115 have enough depth not to look washed out but don’t overpower the space. Wood is a nautral partner to green decor and these beams add not only visual interest but also another layer or coziness. And you can’t go wrong with crisp white sheets. Together with a bright white ceiling and windows, they keep the room from feeling too heavy.
If you have a small space, try a light airy green like Benjamin Moore Dark Linen 2147-60 (don’t judge it by the name – it doesn’t do it justice) on the walls then add fabrics in darker green, soft blue and white.
Instead of using beige, a soft grey green can also make a great neutral. If you want to get this look from Houzz, try a colour like Benjamin Moore Horizon Gray 2141-50. It looks beautiful with light/medium toned woods like these.
Love modern spaces? Try a bright clean green like Benjamin Moore Kelly Green 2037-30. Just remember a little goes a long way when it comes to strong colours so try an accent wall before painting the entire space. Look for furniture with clean sharp lines in crisp white. You can also add accessories in modern materials like lucite, glass or stainless steel.
If you’re not brave enough to paint the walls, use combination of blue and green in your decor or accessories. Changing out the duvet cover is a simple, fast, and budget friendly way to update the bedroom and this set like this is fresh and cheerful – perfect for Spring!
Want to get your feet wet? Experiment with a piece of furniture like the bathroom vanity. Add gold hardware for a touch of glamour and finish with a rug in a bold pattern like this blue and white one.
Or if you don’t want to make a commitment, start with a rug, a few green stools, pillows or plants (of course!).
Loved the ideas in this post? Don’t forget to check back next week! I’m putting together some of my favourite colour combinations.
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