We may be heading out of summer, but green is here to stay! This gorgeous colour is big news in interior design right now. Think of it as a stately step on from the vibrant tropical trend.
The sheer range of greens out there means there’s a shade to suit everyone. So we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite greens – and thrown in a few sofas we love too.
Our green and pleasant land
You can’t beat Britain for countryside, all that fresh air and rolling hills. Even strolling through a city park can boost your mood! So if you’ve got a thing about the country, imagine kicking off your wellies and coming home to this.
The Emerald City
At the end of the yellow brick road, Dorothy and her friends found the Emerald City. They may have had to wear green glasses to get the full emerald effect, but you can find it here. Bold emerald and jade greens work really well with on-trend metallic, especially gold too. And to stop darker greens feeling heavy, break things up with a variety of textures.
It turns out green is the most restful and relaxing colour for your eyes. It’s all thanks to its spectral wavelength, apparently. Though we’d struggle to explain exactly what that means, we reckon it’s a fair bet that’s why you’re likely to find pale greens in your favourite spa or health resort.
To create a super tranquil space, try something like the Aalto. Ideally in an uncluttered room with the odd pot plant about and perhaps some whale music playing. Ah, we’re breathing more deeply already.
The colour of Christmas
Green is top of the Christmas colour charts (supported by its festive friend red). If there were ever an official Christmas shade, this would be it. There’s the tree (evergreen), the holly and the ivy, the elves, the mistletoe and, perhaps controversially, the sprouts.
If you’re already getting excited about Christmas, you might want to think about a lovely new sofa to fit all the family on this year. May we suggest you keep it festively green?
Grapes are great
Archaeologists can be confident we’ve been enjoying wine for over 8,000 years. That’s some vintage! They even discovered a well-equipped winery in Armenia, dating back to 4100BC.
And if you want more proof it’s not just the French who do wine well, crack open a bottle of Giffords Hall Baccus, 2014. With it’s tropical fruitiness, and notes of gooseberry and elderflower, you may be surprised to learn it’s made in East Anglia. Brilliantly British, just like our sofas (which happen to be just the place to enjoy it!).
Giffords Hall Bacchus, 2014: £13.99, Waitrose
Whatever glorious green floats your boat, we’d love to help you find the sofa to match. Our fabric choice is immense! Just chat to our helpful guys and gals about what you’re after, and don’t forget we can even cover our sofas in your own fabric if you wish.
Now, where’s that pistachio ice cream…?