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26th June 2024

Nature's Palette: Introducing Green to your Home

The colour green, with its timeless appeal and numerous benefits, incorporating shades of green can instantly evoke a sense of connection to nature, making your home feel more inviting and comforting. In this blog, we'll explore the various ways to bring green into your home decor. From delicate touches of green in accessories to larger-scale applications like wall colours, we'll provide tips and insights on how to seamlessly integrate this versatile hue into your living space. Helping you navigate which shades of green work best in different areas of your home and how they can complement your unique design aesthetic.


The Benefits of Green:

Green is known for its dynamic force that brings vitality and harmony into any space. Understanding the psychology behind green reveals why it works so well in home decor. Associated with nature, green evokes feelings of growth, renewal, and tranquillity, making it an ideal choice for creating serene and inviting environments. Whether you opt for a soft sage green or a vibrant mint green, this versatile hue seamlessly integrates with a variety of colour palettes and design styles. Its calming effects make it particularly beneficial in the living room, office, bedroom, and dining room, where relaxation and comfort are paramount.

 

Finding Which Green is for You:

Olive Green: This classic hue, often associated with mid-century design, adds a timeless elegance to any space. Products like the Velvet Ottoman, Serpentine Queen Bedhead, Nolan Office Chair, and Jamie Bar Stool showcase the versatility of olive-green in-home furnishings.

Serpentine Queen Bedhead - Olive Green
Jamie Bar Stool - Set of 2 - Olive Green
Nolan Office Chair - Olive Green

Sage Green: With its soft and muted tones, sage green brings a contemporary flair to modern coastal and contemporary designs. Explore the Eros Sage Green Range, Frida Dining Chairs and Brennan Knit Cushion Cover for inspiration on incorporating sage green into your home decor.

Frida Dining Chair - Set of 2 - Sage Green
Brennan Knit Cushion Cover - Khaki
Eros Buffet - Sage Green
Henley Teepee - Khaki

Mint Green: Vibrant and refreshing, mint green injects a playful energy into colourful contemporary or maximalist designs, perfect for kids' rooms or eclectic living spaces. Check out the Sonata Range, Pippin Range, and Mocka Cotton Change Mat Cover to infuse your home with the lively charm of mint green.

Zander Entertainment Unit - Black
Mocka Cotton Change Mat Cover - Sage Green
Sonata Bed - Single - Sage Green
Pippin Bedside Table - Green

Optimising Natural Light and Incorporating Other Natural Elements:

In addition to green hues, optimising natural light and incorporating other natural elements such as plants, jute, or timber can further enhance the calming and refreshing ambiance of your space. Large windows, sheer curtains, and strategically placed mirrors can maximize natural light, creating a sense of openness and vitality. Introducing indoor plants not only adds a touch of greenery but also improves air quality and brings the outdoors inside. Natural textures like jute rugs or timber furniture add warmth and earthiness, complementing the soothing effects of green in your home decor.

 

Painting Your Walls:

Selecting the perfect green for your walls can feel overwhelming, but with a few helpful tips, you can confidently choose the right shade for your space. Start by sampling various shades on different sections of your walls to observe how natural light catches the colour throughout the day. Darker greens can add depth and drama to a room, while lighter shades like sage or eucalyptus provide a safe and soothing option for first-time painters. Consider the balance of green in your space when painting walls. If you're incorporating green statement pieces, opt for neutral wall colours to provide contrast. Conversely, if green is the dominant colour, neutral furniture can help prevent the room from feeling overwhelmed by too much green.

Here are some examples of how green walls can be incorporated into your space and the effects it can create be choosing specific walls to paint.

Incorporating green into your home decor not only adds visual interest but also promotes a sense of tranquillity and well-being. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of olive green, the contemporary charm of sage green, or the playful energy of mint green, there's a shade of green to suit every style and space. Embrace the transformative power of green and create a home that reflects your unique personality and design aesthetic. With optimised natural light and the addition of other natural elements, you can create a harmonious sanctuary that rejuvenates both body and mind.

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