From neutral and understated to bright and bold, these ideas will make your feel confident about using a green colour palette in your home
Move over Millenial pink, there’s a new colour in town. As people seek a stronger connection to nature, green is taking over as the new it shade. If you’re not a fan of green the thought of using it in your home can be a bit polarising. Kermit green is often the first thing that comes to mind but the reality is there is a wide swathe of shades that will convince you to rethink using this colour palette.
Check out the five key ways you can incorporate shades of green into your home and have a scroll through the gallery below for some real-life inspiration.
Green tiles are having a moment in the spotlight and we’re here for it. Kitchen splashbacks are our favourite area to tile right now. With options ranging from small-scale and matte to subway-style and glossy, green tiles bring an artisanal feel to any space.
Paint seems an obvious way to use green but it’s how and where you use it that counts. Kitchen cabinets, feature walls and even painted floors in soft shades can bring a sense of harmony and nature into your interior.
From small accent pieces like vases, glasses and pots to larger items like couches, occasional chairs and art, the options are endless for green-hued décor choices. We love softer, moodier greens like moss, olive and sage or emerald for a rich, luxurious feel.
The exterior of your home is a great space to go bold and brave with green. A zingy, lime green door is a fun way to add some energy to your entryway. Or, colour blocking in a range of green shades, like this bach, is a playful look that’s reminiscent of retro style. A green painted or clad exterior can also look incredible in a setting surrounded by nature.
If you’re looking to make a statement, a floor painted a soft green matched with crisp white walls (like our pin shown above) is an interesting way to use the colour. Softer olive shades with warm earthy tones are a contemporary choice for carpet. Otherwise, for something less temporary, we’re seeing a resurgence in block colour rugs with ’70s style greens.
Scroll to see 52 shades of real-life inspiration.
Article photography by: Helen Bankers and Sam Hartnett.