Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, we're sharing 7 ways to decorate with green
In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, we are exploring home décor styles that will make you "green" with envy. From bold emeralds, to bright limes, to soft mints, here are 7 ways to incorporate green into your home décor with style.
1. Make an Entrance
What better way is there to make a first impression than with a bold door colour? This striking emerald paint colour highlights the beautiful carved details of this ornate set of doors.
2. Go Bold with Your Wall Colour
This shamrock green is the perfect St. Patty's Day colour, but many people would shy away from using it to paint their entire room! Why space this works: the bold green is strategically paired with white, black and gold neutrals and does not include any competing colours. The white in this space offers much needed brightness. In this room the ceilings and the floors are both white. Also, the beautiful ornate architectural details of the crisp white ceiling help to draw the eye upward and create a focus that is not only on the bold wall colour. The black in this space, such as the black of the trim, the crown moldings, the sofa and the lamps, adds sharpness and contrast. The gold adds a touch of regal elegance. The combination of these colours works together to create a polished and sophisticated space.
Here's another example of the importance of pairing a bright green wall colour with white. The result is a spa-like bathroom that is fresh, clean and inviting.
If you're still hesitant about painting all your walls green, opt for a green feature wall instead; like in the bedroom shown here.
3. Add a Bright Pop with Furniture
Introducing one bright green furniture piece is a great way of adding interest to a room without overdoing the colour to the point where it becomes tiresome. Here, green paint makes an otherwise simple IKEA bookshelf the star of this room.
I absolutely love the pop of green in these dining chairs! The bright colour adds interest in this neutral space, and the juxtaposition of the contemporary chairs with the classic wainscoting on the walls make this dining room come to life.
This small green painted sideboard adds an element of surprise at the end of this narrow hallway. The solid green colour makes it the perfect accent piece to break up the black and white pattern of the wallpaper and floor tile.
4. Go Green in the Kitchen
Green might not be the first colour that comes to mind when you think of painting your kitchen cabinets, but this space proves that it can make for a fresh and sophisticated kitchen. Bright green works so well in this space because it is limited only to the lower cabinets. Instead of uppers, these floating white open shelves and this beautiful marble herringbone backsplash, brought up to the ceiling, gives this kitchen height and provides a bright and airy feel. Crisp white quartz counter tops, a shiny stainless steel range and polished chrome hardware complete the look.
In this kitchen the green lower cabinets are paired with bright oranges, turquoises and other colours for a casual and eclectic vibe.
If you're still not sold on green as a cabinet colour, why not try a green backsplash tile? This green subway tile brings country charm to this white kitchen.
5. Choose a Patterned Wallpaper
This avocado green trellis patterned wallpaper defines the space for this little home office nook. I love it paired the bright yellow chair.
I love the charming green bird-patterned wallpaper in this antique style sitting room, or tea room.
This fantastic kitchen renovation was featured in February's issue of Canada's Style at Home magazine. It boasts crisp white and light grey cabinets and a surprising kelly green stippled lace pattered wallpaper. The green from the wallpaper is carried throughout the room in other subtle accents, like on the throw pillow and vase of fresh greenery. (Wallpaper: Hygge & West)
6. Have Fun with Upholstery
Upholstery fabric is another great way to incorporate green into your space. This emerald green velvet tufted sofa against the black wall colour gives this room a dark and sophisticated vibe.
Green trellis upholstered side chairs add a pop of pattern against the neutral solid white of the walls, sideboard, sofa and rug.
This is an excellent example of mixing styles and time-periods. I love the juxtaposition of the clean-lined mid-century modern settee against the beautiful and ornate classic French architectural details in this space. The mint green upholstery fabric furthers the element of surprise.
The last way of incorporating green into your home décor is use it in your accessories, such as throw pillows, vases, art and rugs. Large lime green demijohn jugs and a green throw pillow are all that this bright white space needed.
Accent colours do not have to be limited to just one colour. Here green works together with red and yellow to add bright accessories to this modern industrial loft.
I hope that you enjoyed this blog on 7 ways of decorating with green, inspired by St. Patrick's day. Which is your favourite method? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,