GREEN DAY

FROM SAGE TO EMERALD TO FOREST, GREEN IS HAVING A MOMENT.  

Green.  The colour of envy, dragons and money, yet also nature, serenity and hope.  Depending on the shade, green is a colour that has something for everyone: it is the great all-rounder.  

As we head towards winter once again though, it is specifically the deeper, rich tones that are becoming more prominent and giving grey a run for its money.  For those not brave enough to go to the dark side completely, green is the perfect intermediary.   

Here are some examples of how you can incorporate this versatile colour in to your home...

KITCHEN

(Above) This is the Peckham Rye kitchen by deVol.  The green used here is described as "between emerald and racing green" and is a great background for the brass accents.  The room has a slightly bohemian feel, particularly with the artwork above the splash-back.

(Below Left)  For a minimalist scheme, keep units plain and contrast with stark white walls and light floor.  Try Farrow & Ball's Green Smoke for a similar colour to this.  I think the table is a step too far though - it looks like a ping pong table!

(Below Right) This rich emerald green in Cameron Diaz's Manhattan apartment makes a real statement and sits elegantly with the stunning copper splash-back and work top.

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BEDROOM

(Above)  For a cocooning bedroom team deep blue/greens, like Valspar's Royal Pine or Dulux's Heathland, with lighter shades of grey.  Add texture with wood and slub fabrics.  

(Below)  Those who prefer a calm and serene atmosphere could try pairing shades of jade or celadon - try Sanderson's Ceramic Blue - with blush pink.  Copper accents would add a touch of glamour to this scheme.

LIVING ROOM

(Above) Lovers of house plants (of which I am definitely NOT one!) should embrace the botanical trend with lush greens.  I love this sumptuous velvet sofa - perfect for sinking in to with a G&T after a long day!

(Below) If, however, you're not quite ready to go the whole hog paint a feature wall and accessorise!

What do you think? Will you be going green?

Kx

(All images via Pinterest)