From forest greens to mossy greens and every variation in between, this lucky hue seems to be all the rage in interior design and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! In the language of colour therapy, green is often associated with serenity. If you have ever watched the film, Meet the Parents, you’ll know that “geniuses pick green!” Whatever the case, we feel that green is a worthy option in all its forms.
With Spring around the corner (or so we hope!) it’s the perfect time to consider adding green to your design scheme at home, as it lends an incredible freshness to a space by bringing it to life. So with that in mind and to honour today’s festivities, here are 4 ways to incorporate green in your home from some of our recent projects…
If you’re considering a bathroom renovation in the near future, we can’t think of a better place to include some green tiling or wallcovering. In an ongoing project featured in a progress photo above on the left, our clients’ went for both! A leafy patterned wallpaper, featuring a beautiful array of tones and textures was selected for a fabulous but completely unexpected statement with the mosaic tile flooring. To complement it, we sourced a green subway tile that draws upon the wallpaper’s deeper forest green tones.
To the right, we have yet another example of a bathroom in progress with wallpaper that features a green leafy pattern. This wallpaper though is being used to achieve an entirely different look. The wallpaper itself has a far more traditional feel but when paired, with standout geometric floor tiles, the look is balanced a fresh.
In other areas of the home, we love to break away from traditional white and off-white cabinetry and make the millwork part of the aesthetic conversation by opting for unexpected colours. We’ve done charcoals, blues and yes, various shades of green! Above are two fabulous examples of what can be done.
If tiles, wallcoverings and millwork seem like too big of a commitment to a colour you’re still wary of, adding in green textile is a less permanent approach. From upholstered sofas to custom window treatments, with textiles ranging from velvets to tweeds, there are plenty of ways to go about it. Sometimes, it may just be a matter of simply adding in a throw pillow or two, or the right bed linens to get look – a task which our partners at Homekin can help with.
One thing we should all embrace though, regardless of how you feel about the latter three options, is a bit of greenery! Having done our fair share of styling for both UB and Homekin shoots, as well as staging for our partners at The Penzo Team, we are firm believers in the power of the plant. Whether it’s florals, larger potted plants, a simple succulent or even something faux, greenery goes a long way.