Color inspiration, Home Decor

Green Is My Thing

June 15, 2017

I have always loved interior design and creating colorful yet inviting spaces. For some, having a bright white house is what is most attractive, and don’t get my wrong – a LOT of my house is white – but I love to throw in a bit of color to make it interesting, and during the past few years as we’ve renovated our home, I realized that the color I use most in my life and home is green. All kinds of greens!

This years Pantone 2017 color of the year is Greenery, which is a pretty bold green to use around the house. I am not sure I would paint a whole room this color, but have a few pillows? or incorporate it in some artwork or an accent piece? – sure! and I do!

However, I have a whole lot of other greens, yellows and blues to work back with this bold color.

Here are a few ways to incorporate green into your home.

Artwork

There is an abundance of artwork out there to pull in greens to your decor. Whether you are mid century, modern, traditional, contemporary, bohemian – you name it – there is LOTS of artwork out there. Here are some examples and resources I have found.

Art work by Lisa Lapointe and Justina Blakeney

All of the below art is from MINTED,which I think is a great, affordable resources and you can even have it come framed, but there are lots of other resources like Etsy, Jenny’s Print Shop, and One Kings Lane.

"Verdant" - Art Print by Denise Wong in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes."Bath" - Art Print by sue prue in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes."Enchant" - Art Print by Christine Llewellyn in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes."Montana Back Road" - Art Print by Catherine Freshley in beautiful frame options and a variety of sizes.

Pillows

You really can’t go wrong with an accent pillow. Just keep it in the color scheme of the room, and you can pretty much put any pillows together. A few good finds are linked below. I have found Etsy to be one of the best options for more custom pillows if you are trying to stay away from the big box stores like West Elm, CB2, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Target, etc….However, they also always have great options. You can also find some good options on the discounted websites such as Joss and Main, One Kings Lane and Wayfair. For more designer options click here.

Source: Lynne Chalk

Crewel Offset Color Blocks Pillow Cover - MintCustomer Image Zoomed

Furniture

If you’ve been following my Instagram, then you would see that I am a big fan of a bold green piece of furniture. I love a colorful couch, and since having kids, I have found having a colorful couch is much easier to hide things like, you know, COLORED PEN, than say a beige couch. I do love a light colored couch, but a great bold piece can also really make a room like this image below.

Source: Shanade McAllister-Fisher

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Accent & Botanical Pieces

If green is not your main accent in the house, there are a few ways to still incorporate some pops here and there with simple accent pieces or even a plant like this entryway plant.

Source: Amber Interiors

 

   2 Piece Green Decorative Emerald Box Set

 

 

Wellesley Tree in Basket

Hope you have fun finding how to incorporate green into your space!

xx

Ash

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply Anna @darcydoesinteriors June 20, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Wonderful post, really beautifully sourced images- I want it all! Green sofas have always been one of my favourites,especially a velvet one.. I find them to add a touch of luxury to any living room. Keep up the great posts, I look forward to the next!

    • Reply Ashley Grau June 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your support and look forward to seeing more of your great finds!

  • Reply andrea bernholtz June 21, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Your house looks amazing! I love green too! I used to have a big leaf green contrast wall in one of my houses. I love your curated eclectic accessories and your keen attention to detail, its the little nuances most people don’t see but are essential. I can feel your passion in the photo, the photographer did a beautiful job bringing your vision to life.
    looking forward to seeing more!
    @ndréa

    • Reply Ashley Grau June 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you Andrea! You too have a keen eye for detail!

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