Decorating with gorgeous greens
In the limelight
What do lime, moss, lettuce leaf, apple, and Douglas fir all have in common? They are just a few of the names of popular green paint colors that seem to be dominating the decorating scene. While there are a few hues that only the most daring of designers can pull off (neon green comes to mind), overall, there are enough to suit every style and personality. Green can be formal or causal and pairs well with many other colors.
Hardly a wallflower, this wall color screams welcome. Clearly not for the timid, this living space oozes high energy and personality. The preppy pink and green combo infuses a feel that is both modern and fresh.
This budget-friendly living room has smart, steal-worthy ideas. A neutral slipcovered sofa and ottoman are easy to clean and don't cost a bundle. The soothing green accents create just enough contrast to keep this calm room from being a snore. Make your own wall art from your favorite decorative paper and hang a mirror above the sofa to give a focal point to the room. Now, that's smart decorating.
Create the family's favorite room in the house with a mix of patterns. Stripes and dots have long been good mates in decorating. The secret is to keep the patterns within the same color intensity so they harmonize, instead of fight each other.
Pretty in patterns
Green can go global when you pick the right hue. Adding contrasting reds and a mix of striking pillows gives this room a real intercontinental flair. Turning up the texture gives this space a serious style punch.
Create a room that inspires family fun. With can't-wait-to-settle-into sofas and mossy green walls that highlight the vaulted ceiling, this room can host movie nights, slumber parties, and more.
Keep it simple and you won't go wrong. Plump, plush seating plus an oversized table ottoman makes this family room the centerpiece of the house. Using classic color combos like greens and blues is guaranteed to work.