Color, Design + Decor

How to Decorate with Gorgeous Green

May – it may not be summer yet but GREEN is here to stay!  What a refreshing color no matter the time of year.  The color of grass, leaves, moss, money, the Chicago river on St. Patrick’s Day, emeralds, mint, eyes, envy – yes, let’s not forget envy!  This is the perfect time to add new life to your interior, just as spring is bringing new life to the rest of the world.

Dutch Boy  named Garden Patch, an earthy, wonderful shade of green, its Color of the Year. And while not all of the photos I’m sharing with you today are exactly Garden Patch, I felt the need to spread the green love because there are too many luscious shades out there to limit myself to just one.

I love using green as a secondary color – it pairs well with so many other hues.  When choosing colors for a room, follow this easy rule of thumb: 60% primary color, 30% secondary color, 10% accent color.

There is really no surface that doesn’t look good in green.  From a few green glass accessories to a sumptuous velvet sofa to a kitchen decked out with beautiful green cabinets – oh the envy of it all.

Ready to go green? Here’s some inspiration that will leave you green with envy.

Bold + Bright

A bright green vanity looks fresh and happy against white walls, grass green cabinetry adds a pop of fresh to a kitchen’s “keeping room,” and glossy emerald green subway tile is a stunning and unexpected addition to a contemporary bathroom.

Dark + Moody

Plush green velvets are luxurious and romantic; perfect for the bedroom or to dress a special sofa or chair.





Soft + Subtle

Whether it graces cabinetry, accessories, or a whole house, this soft and subtle shade of green is so lovely.



Classic + Traditional

Green is a natural for traditional rooms.

Bohemian + Whimsical

The verdant shade is also the perfect partner as a focal point in a whimsical or bohemian space.

Glass + Glazed Tile

Stained glass, yes, but would you have thought of glazing ceramic tile this gorgeous shade of glossy green?

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Front Doors + Garden Doors

What lies behind a green door has to be good. 😉





Chandeliers + Coasters

Green is always good for a pop of unexpected wonderfulness in lighting and accessories.

There is so much to love about green! These photos are just the tip of the iceberg. Green can be rich and warm or cool and fresh. It can be dark and moody or bright and vibrant. Green adds so much to a space, whether it’s all over your walls or just on one pillow. I’m glad Dutch Boy chose green for it’s Color of the Year. What about you? Let me know in the comments below. And if you need help choosing a color palette for your new home or remodel, give us a call at 314.395.1114 or CLICK HERE to contact us.

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