Green is a fantastic colour – vibrant and youthful. It is located between blue and yellow on the colour spectrum and, alongside them, is often referred to as one of the three ‘colours of life’ (blue being ‘water’, yellow ‘the sun’, and green ‘nature’). This makes green an excellent colour for those who wish to get away from more traditional colours of whites, blacks and greys, and who want to bring a little more joy into their homes.
1. Go French
Should you want something more European in tone, you could do worse than taking some inspiration from classic French stylings. No one does understated glamour quite like the french, and adding rich green colours to a room is a great way to create an elegant atmosphere.
2. A Splash of Green
Even the simplest or most uninspiring of rooms can be made into something visually exciting when a little bit of colour is added. Indeed, such rooms can look quite striking with the addition of green, as the hallway in the picture above shows.
3. Moody Green
Green is an extremely versatile colour and can suit all types and style of room. When we think of green, we often visualise a bright, spring-like version of the colour, but dark greens can be extremely effective in a room, lending it more of a dramatic feel.
4. Green Flooring
It’s not all about the walls and furniture, you know. All to often when looking at a room and deciding how to inject some new colour into it, we neglect to consider the floor. The flooring you opt for will, of course, depend on various factors, not least which room you’re actually redecorating, but if you want a real variety of choice, it’s tiles, every time.
5. The Grey-Green Relationship
As unusual as it may sound, grey and green are actually very similar colours, which means they suit each other well. This is great news for those who have a room full of blacks, whites or greys, and want a colour other than red to add to the room’s palette.
6. All Green?
Creating an all-green room that works is difficult, just as it would be with any other colour. This doesn’t, however, mean it’s not possible. Follow this simple, sage advice when going all one colour: choose a variety of shades, from light to dark, and this will prevent your room from looking a bit too samey.
7. Some Actual Greenery!
This list wouldn’t be complete without some actual plants, although you needn’t simply go for the typical potted variety – you could, for example, choose far more rustic or artistic pieces of greenery, or something shrub- or tree- like. There is a whole world of options out there. In fact, you could have an entire indoor garden!
8. The Brighter the Better
Many prefer the more subtle variations of the colour green, but if you’re feeling brave then why not decorate using a really bright green? That’s not to say it has to be top-to-toe lime, of course. Something as simple as a painted feature wall would be a great way to brighten up a space, without giving your guests a headache every time they entered the room.