Spring Greens - all around the home
It's officially Spring today! And green is going to be big this year. Valspar paint have seen search increases for forest (300%) and sage (250%) shades, so what better time to show off some of the great green interiors around than when Spring is Springing? So, I have gathered a selection of some inspirational ways to bring green into your home.
In The Living Room
Why not choose a green sofa? Doesn't it looks squidgy and comfortable? Its a mid colour so will go with lots of other shades and looks good with pale rustic wood. Slim Jim sofa in Clean Green Brushed Cotton, Loaf
Create a corner display with textured walls and a rattan and oak sideboard for storage, then pile on lots of vases and vessels in complementary colours and with different textures and glazes. Big round mirrors are still trending too. Rattan and oak sideboard £599, John Lewis.
Introduce green with the blinds in a plain room, this vibrant palm print is so on-trend and makes a statement focal point in this living room, creating a symmetrical backdrop to the furniture.
Tropical Palm Roller Blinds from £24, English Blinds
Bring green in with a stylish wallpaper, this one is the perfect blend of vintage and modern so will suit all sorts of homes whether traditional or modern. Wisteria in Botanical Green Floral Wallpaper £120, Woodchip & Magnolia
Or use artwork to introduce green into your living room with a bold print, then pick out a colour from it and paint the corner to co-ordinate - and check out those marble-effect shelves. Mojito Green Abstract Canvas Print, £45, Louise Mead.
Use green paint to zone an office area, especially if its part of a bigger living space. Choose a darker colour on the bottom half of the wall and a lighter colour at the top. A leaning wooden shelf unit doesn't take up much space and can be dressed with books and accessories so it doesn't look too much like a desk. A green chair, lamp and vintage typewriter in different shades show how well greens sit happily together. Cushing Green HC 12 and Crystalline AF 485 Regal Select Matte Emulsion, £24 for 0.94L, Benjamin Moore
Sage Green for kitchens is a big trend this year - I've just written a piece about it for Livingetc.com - it's a soothing colour, drawn from nature, so it works well with natural materials such as wood, brass and marble. It looks great here, bookending the marble hob and extractor.
Or introduce green with tiles, these glass Metro tiles add a block of soft colour, shine and texture and set off the dark wooden worktop perfectly. Sage Green Brick Tiles, £89.95, Walls and Floors
These striking emerald green velvet chairs could be used for dining or occasional use, they are upholstered and comfortable, so perfect if you like to linger over meals and have a cool retro feel with their gold tipped legs. Rossini dining chairs, £169.99 MY Furniture
A new print for this season from Habitat, this bedding set is called Indian Garden. With different green tones on a pink background, it really livens up the room, and who would think it would work so well with the strong coral of the table and vase? New bedding is an inexpensive way of livening up the bedroom with colour and pattern.
I just love the colour and texture of this gorgeous Emerald Green velvet bedcover from The French Bedroom Company. It just oozes comfort and luxury....
I always think green looks really good in a bathroom, especially a pale sage tone like this, its so calming. These tiles are simple but laying them in a horizontal and vertical pattern makes the room interesting. The geometric tiles on the floor add a different dimension. Brass fittings work really well with green, then just add plants and maybe a vintage wooden bench. Oska jungle green matt porcelain tiles Mandarin Stone