“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which it's loveliness arises.” — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Green is the most common color in the natural world. It is the color of balance, harmony, growth, prosperity, freshness, progress renewal and rebirth and is an emotionally positive color. Green is made up of yellow and blue, so it has the clarity and optimism of yellow and the calm and insight of blue. Physical changes in the body occur when in the presence of the color green. The pituitary gland is stimulated, muscles are more relaxed and blood histamine levels increase. While stress relieving and calming it can also invigorate improving creativity and reading ability.
To many, Green can be an extremely challenging color to incorporate into your decor. But with it's many hues and saturations, it can be one of the most useful colors in the palate as it goes with most everything. There are more shades of green than any other color. Ranging from yellow/greens (lime and avocado), sage (gray greens), true greens (kelly), a tinge of blue (emerald), or blue/greens (teal and aqua), there is a shade of green for everyone.
A vibrant Green that makes people stand up and take notice. Perfect for fashionistas and trend setters. Chartreuse varies in hue from lime to avacado. It is a color that is halfway between yellow and green and was named because of its resemblance to the French liquers call Green Chartreuse. Pairs well with mid century decor for a vintage vibe. Try it in small accents like upholstered chairs or make a bigger statement with a bold accent wall.
Saturation and hue can take this color from light and airy to bold and dramatic. We love the use of lime as an allover wall color in this bathroom and as a bold pop of color as the cushioning of these dining chairs.
Both of these modern dining rooms get a splash of this color, while the chartreuse couch stands alone in a beautiful mauve room.
Darker chartreuse can have a luxurious richness about it. The antiqued finished cabinets give an upscale vibe to this farmhouse kitchen. With black accents the chartreuse stands out as a rich and expensive addition.
For those who are interested in a more soothing Green, there is Sage. Sage in it's essence is hues of Green with a gray or blue/gray undertone. It is perfect for creating a calming and natural atmosphere. Succulents tend to live in the Sage family.
Seafoam Sage is a softer, more spa-like Green with blue undertones.
Can be more olive and minty.
Sages are great for all rooms, but we love to use it to inspire serene bedrooms or bathrooms.
St. Patrick's Day Green! The name is inspired by the lush landscapes of Ireland and is the truest of Greens with an equal balance of blue and yellow. Whether you think Kermit the frog or 4 leaf clovers, Kelly Green is a bold, energizing color that puts people in a pleasant mood when used well.
Kelly Green is great to use in large or small doses depending on your personality. There is a certain charm the color brings to any room it inhabits. This whimsical feel can lead to a truly inspired room.
One of the sexiest colors of Green, Teal is a popular shade of green that is named after the colored area around the eye of a common teal, a member of the duck family. Teal is a very saturated blueish Green that looks fantastic against metallics like gold, copper and silver.
It's an exotic color that goes well with other jewel tones. It can be overwhelming if all 4 walls are painted teal but it becomes a great accent color for one wall or to make a piece of furniture really pop.
A sophisticated color that is associated with the brilliant gem stone it is named after, Emerald is often used to evoke a feel or luxury, refinement or elegance. It works beautifully in dark libraries or offices with rich Mahogany or even Golden wood.
There's a certain elegance to each of these uses of emerald. Even the fun and exotic banana leaf wall paper exudes a sense of luxury and over indulgent quality.
Here are some of our favorite uses of the color green in our recent work. click on images to see more about the projects they're associated.
Good luck in your adventures with the color GREEN! If you need help with Green or any other color you can always contact us for all your needs HERE. Happy St. Patricks Day!