Picking colors to decorate with can be a real challenge. Not only are there a ton of choices, but it can also be hard to know what colors will phase out quickly and what colors will give you longevity. The good news is that there are some classics you just can’t go wrong with— and green is one of them. Green is one of the most widely found colors in the world around us. Because of this, we find it to be naturally soothing. So, it only makes sense that it would be a great color to incorporate into your home and start decorating with green.
Just as green has always surrounded us in nature, it has been considered a dependable and timeless color within the walls of homes everywhere. Therefore, expect to see green as a popular choice in home decorating this year (although, it never really went away in the first place). When it comes to trending green colors, be sure to check out Biscay Green and Chive— two of Pantone’s top picks for 2020.
Green is Beautifully Complicated (but Worth the Effort)
The thing is, while green may be a classic choice, it isn’t a simple one. Green comes in seemingly infinite hues, shades, and values (lightness or darkness). In fact, there are more shades of green than any other color. There are gray-greens, yellow-greens, and blue-greens. There are warm greens and cool greens, as well as light greens and dark greens. Even the names of green are infinite! Mint, army, olive, sage, apple, jade, emerald, grass, forest, avocado, sea, viridian, moss…anyone?
As beautifully complicated as the color green can be, decorating with green offers endless possibilities. Just think about the mood you want to strike. Are you looking to create an earthy vibe or simply looking to reinvigorate your decor? Whichever it is, the many shades of green offer different creative paths for you to explore in your decorating with green. And, the infinite variations of the color allows it to blend easily with almost every other hue you throw its way (even pink!). Because it works so well with anything, the only thing you really need to decide is how much (or how little) you want to use it.
Adding a Little Green
Sometimes, all the room needs is a little pick-me-up. If that’s the case for you, all you need to do is add a little green here and there. This could include adding a burst of green with a:
- Gorgeous floor rug that will cost less than other large furnishings and can be moved easily from room to room as needed.
- Collection of accessories, such as dishes, vases, pillows, and throws.
- Houseplants, flowers, or other foliage that brings a touch of nature into the space.
Go Big With Green
If you’d prefer more than just a splash of color here and there when decorating with green, there are bigger options to consider.
Painting the walls in your favorite green and then layering in other tones elsewhere is one option. Or, instead of the walls, you could consider adding a few coats of green paint to a large piece of furniture or the chairs in your breakfast nook. Varying the tones will help keep the space looking fresh and stylish. Be sure to vary the textures as well to keep the interior visually interesting.
You can also play with patterns. Consider mixing multiple patterns that contain green hues. To keep it looking harmonious pay attention to scale, which will make the interior look balanced.
Want to go really big? Recover your sofa with some lovely green fabric. It takes some bravery, but when done right, it’s sure to be a showstopper!
Colors That Pair Well With Green
As mentioned earlier, green plays very well with other colors. With that said, pairings look better than others. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of some duos (and trios) that work beautifully together. These combos work with a variety of design styles that include farmhouse, mid-century modern, traditional, eclectic, and more:
- Emerald + Navy
- Forest Green + Brown
- Emerald + Burnt Orange
- Olive + Light Orange
- Lime Green + Hot Pink
- Douglas Fir + Blush Pink
- Pale Green + Tan
- Seafoam + White
- Mint + Purple
- Kiwi + Off-White
- Antique Green + Mustard Yellow
- Celery + Olive + White
- Mint + Summer Brights
- Cedar + Slate + Copper
- Pistachio + Wine Red
- Leaf Green + Poppy Red + Weathered Browns
- Lichen + Purple + Turquoise + Yellow
- Grass Green + Peony + White
- Apple Green + Apple Red
Ready to add more green into your home and take on the decorating with green? Stop by the Cutting Corners showroom near Flower Mound, TX to browse through our selections of green accessories and green fabric, which include both solids and patterns. We have some beautiful green items in our store that are sure to make your home shine!