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Green in its all its forms from wall paints to home accessories is celebrated this year, and what better way to do it then by decking your home with green acessories this coming St Patrick's. Stay tuned for our green updates throughout the week and St Patrick's weekend.
You might remember that "Emerald Green" was Pantone Colour of the Year 2013, described as: “Lively, radiant, lush. A colour of elegance and beauty that enhances our well-being, balance and harmony”. And guess what? Green, in all its beautiful shades, is making a mighty comeback both onto the catwalk and in interiors trends.
And guess, what?! They've returned to green again this year, a lighter, breezier shade this time, called simply: "Greenery".
A versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. Greenery is best paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics.
Reminiscent of nature, wilderness and associated with renewed energy, you'd be wrong not to give it a thought if you are looking to rejuvenate your home's interiors paints palette.
Here are a few gorgeous green gaffs to inspire and little clever tips on how to make this colour work:
1. Pair up lush greens with faded yellow and taupe tones for a completely youthful look, or with shades of grey and crisp whites to give your home a fresh touch.
2. Green works well in bright rooms and good lighting, as it tends to acquire a brownish hue in darker rooms.
3. A fresh, revitalising colour, green also means "balance" in feng shui interiors philosophy. We love how well these shades of green work alongside strong geometric patterns here.
4. Here it is as seen on walls, lighting and as textile accessories. From organic, aloe green to olives and teals, the colour layering here is perfection.
5. The crisp fresh shades of mint and pea hues are becoming popular among urbanites and for teen decor.
6. Green can revitalise plain white and beige interiors in the guise of accent furniture and accessories.
7. As in nature, it is the perfect backdrop for pastel colours.
8. Green looks gorgeous when combined with gold and coral metallics such as brass and copper. This rish emerald hue is found in Cameron Diaz's kitchen.
9. Green is the picture of understated sophistication, especially when we're talking velvety textures paired with cool marble accessories.
10. Especially during the dark season, pair it with black, navy and dark greys in different textures for an opulent but tasteful look.
Ready to go green? Even if you are not ready for the big green feature wall, you can still incorporate this fresh colour into your home with smaller home and kitchen accessories.
Here are a few ideas from home-lust.com
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