In honor of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, I thought we could talk about all things green.
When it comes to home decorating, the color green can evoke powerful emotions. It symbolizes growth, renewal, abundance, peace, and security.
And, who wouldn't want all those good feels in their home?
Here's some tips for using green in your home:
Tip #1 - The best rooms for going green
Green is a great color choice for any room where you want to create the feeling of luxury, or a feeling of being safe and secure.
It can make a great statement wall in a dining room, or be a peaceful color for a bedroom. Lately, it's also become a popular color for kitchen cabinets.
Dark Greens - great for dining room and bedroom accent walls, a home office, and kitchen/bath cabinetry
Light Greens - perfect for bedrooms
Gorgeous green accent wall from Angela Rose Home
Tip #2 - Green paint colors can be tricky
Green paint colors often have undertones that can make it challenging to find the perfect one, so sampling and testing them is KEY!
If you read my post about the 2022 paint colors of the year, then you already know that gray-greens were a clear trend. Expect to see a lot of gray-green this year on everything from walls to cabinets.
Here are some of my favorite green paint colors (from dark to light):
- Benjamin Moore Hunter Green
- Farrow & Ball Green Smoke
- Sherwin-Williams Evergreen Fog
- Benjamin Moore Saybrook Sage
- Benjamin Moore Soft Fern
Tip #3 - The best colors to pair with green
Greens are versatile and play well with others. They work very well with colors that are next to them on the color wheel (blues and yellows), or opposite on the wheel (reds). And, of course, they also look great with neutrals
Here are come of the best colors to pair with green:
- Neutrals (blacks, whites, grays, browns, beiges)
- Navy blue
- Icy blues and turquoise
- Rust and terracotta
- Pinks, corals, and mauves
Tip #4 - Add a little green-ery to every room in your home
Plants are a crucial element of a well-designed home. Not only do they add color and texture to a space, but they have a way of making a room feel more cozy and finished.
Here's an easy and clear rule you should be following:
Use at least one plant or floral in every room of your home.
Yes, that includes the bathroom.