Green is a cool, calming color that evokes images of nature. In fact, the very word "green" has come to mean natural and environmentally-friendly.
I love green in spa style baths and bedrooms, but it also works well in kitchens, offices and dining rooms. Green enhances most wood floors and cabinets - like leaves enhance a tree. In fact, as I recently shared in a Woman's Day interview, if colors work together in nature, they'll work together in your home. After all, there's no better designer than the Creator, is there?
Where not to go green
There aren't any rooms that couldn't go green, but if your purpose in a space is to create a mood of intensity and energy - perhaps an area where you home school - rather than calmness and relaxation, it wouldn't be your first choice.
I love green with...
Kitchy together here on Jonathan Adler's Bamboo wallpaper
Orange and Cream
United in pretty paisley on Pottery Barn's Brooks Chair
It was great fun finding cool green gear to share for this posting. (I have a collection of green pottery at home that I keep adding to.) Hope you enjoy these!
Ephraim Faience's Seven-Handled Vase
Or old school with Anne Selke Home's Green Leather Chair at Neiman Marcus
Dress up your door with Anthropologie's Sly Fox Doorknocker
Create captivating countertops with Cambria's ethereal grey-green Hyde Park engineered stone, as I did in my client's master bath update
Divide and conquer with Pier 1's Plantation Floor Screen
Green your kitchen with KitchenAid's Artisan Stand Mixer in Lemongrass