Green is a color that can evoke powerful emotions. It is, of course, the dominant color in nature and makes you think of growth and renewal. Green evokes a feeling of abundance and is associated with refreshment and peace. It also helps you to rested and secure; before going on stage, performers chill out in ‘green rooms,’ and have been doing so for hundreds of years. Doctors sometimes use green in their offices to put patients’ minds at ease. Lighter greens are linked to freshness, while darker shades are more closely associated with stability and growth.
All of these qualities would imply that green is an ideal color for use in the family home. However, many people have shied away from using green in the past. It’s considered a bold choice and in general the public like to err on the side of caution when it comes to designing their homes. In professional interior design, however, green has been a popular shade for years. Slowly but surely, green has ingratiated itself within the mainstream. We’re keen proponents of this beautiful color, so here are five ways to incorporate it in your home.
Spruce up your space with accent pieces
Add some green pieces to accent your rooms, such as lamps, pillows, candles, and other decor accessories. Our beautiful green ceramic lamps really stand out in this living room setting.
Art is a fantastic means to add specific colors to your home. There’s unlimited variety, allowing you to choose the medium, subject, size and frame that most suits your need. In this example, green is the dominant color in the picture, while the light blues work well alongside the furniture.
When bringing the color of nature into your home, there is nothing better than using nature itself! Flowers and pot plants provide a burst of color that always draws the eye and creates a refreshing atmosphere. Use a variety of shapes, sizes and textures to bring balance to your home.
Dark green glassware is currently on trend and looks really luxurious and decadent. Place a few bottles or glasses of differing sizes on a side table or a shelf.
If you’re feeling adventurous then go for a primary furniture piece in a bold dark green. An elegant green sofa or upholstered bed will look seriously inviting and will make for a sure-fire conversation piece. Here we’ve matched a luxurious tufted upholstered bed with a gorgeous malachite green bedside lamp. The rest of your space can be furnished with more neutral colors. This will prevent the room from being overbearing, and also help to make your show-stopping pieces stand out even further.
Put down the pot of white paint and take the plunge. A entire room or accent wall splashed in green will truly be a wow factor in your home, while also being a calm, thoughtful space in which to live. Green works well as a contrasting background to dramatic wall art, as seen in our showroom, here.
Are you now a green-convert? Contact our expert designers today and they will help kick-start your design journey. All photos and furniture pieces in today’s blog were taken in our beautiful showroom. If one of our pieces has caught your eye, then come visit us at 37 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien or book an appointment at [email protected]