Decorating with Green

A living room with green walls and framed pictures, decorated with green accents.

There are so many different variations on the color green:  apple, lime, sage, olive, mint, chartreuse, emerald and many more.  Green is the color of nature and life.  Green symbolizes balance, harmony and growth.  Decorating with green in the home can revitalize and energize a space or just simply make it comfortable and stylish.

A brightly colored living room with green accents.

A living room with green furniture.
Photo, Kate Byer Interior Design

Each variation of the color green can create a different look.  When going for a bright apple or lime green, this can be paired with fuchsia, yellow and orange for a truly lively space perfect for the modern home.  For a light and airy color theme, combine a bright green with turquoise.

A green living room with a touch of yellow decor.
Photo, lonny.com
A living room with green wallpaper.
Photo, vignettedesign.blogspot

A softer mint green combines well with pink and creamy yellow for a cheerful and bright room reminiscent of a spring garden.  Complement floral patterns with stripes and plaids for a cottage feel.

A living room with white furniture adorned with green accents.
Photo, homeinteriorsdesignideas.com
A living room with a leopard print couch and coffee table, decorated with green accents.
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For a more subtle and earthy green, sage or olive in various shades can be combined with brown, plum or terra cotta to create a very warm room that beckons you to linger.  When accented with animal prints and dark woods, this green room is stylish and comfortable.

A living room decorated with green walls and gold accents.
Photo, monikamacmillan.com
A living room with a green and white rug, decorated with green accents.
Photo, decoist.com

Deep emerald green is rich and can heighten the style of a room.  Paint the walls with a high gloss emerald green to turn the room into a jewel box of color.  Paint the trim in white and use accents in gold and black for drama.

A green and white decorated living room.
Photo, housetohome.co.uk
A living room with green and white striped furniture, decorated with green accents.
Photo, House Beautiful

You can choose one color of green and use various shades and tints of the same color to create a very modern, cohesive look.  Hang a colorful piece of art in contrasting colors to create a focal point.

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Decorating with Green: A green velvet sofa in a living room.
Photo, bloombety.com
A living room with green furniture and a fireplace, decorated with touches of green.
Photo, jtinterior.com

Green can be incorporated into a neutral color scheme just as easily.  Simply accent the room with a green area rug, pillows, soft throws and decorative accessories.

A living room with green furniture and a fireplace, decorated in green.
Photo, homeinteriorsdesignideas.com
A living room with green walls decorated with red furniture.
Photo, swiftsorchids.com

Green is a versatile color that is always in style.  After all, green is the color of nature.  Put a touch of this color in your home and enjoy the balance, harmony and comfort.

 

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