How to Decorate with Gorgeous Green

Today on the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, I’d like to talk about the color green. What a refreshing hue 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!  Springtime is the perfect time to add new life to your interior.


Both Etsy and Behr chose shades of green as their 2020 Color of the Year. Etsy’s choice is an energetic, vibrant yellow green called Chartreuse. This lively, lemony-lime hue adds zing to any space. According to Etsy, there has been a 55% increase in searches for neon-green items recently, which reflects a trend of 80s neon shades making a comeback in design.

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Behr chose a lovely light, sage green. Inspired by meadows, Back to Nature is a soft, subdued hue that aims to bring nature’s beauty indoors.

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, or main, color, 30% secondary color and and 10% accent color.

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

So, are you ready to go green? Or at least go green with envy? Here’s some gorgeous inspiration to drool over.


Bold + Bright

A bright green vanity looks fresh and happy against white walls, and grass green cabinetry adds a pop of fresh to a kitchen’s “keeping room.”

Glossy emerald green subway tile is a stunning and unexpected addition to a contemporary bathroom.

Another vanity, this time in springtime green, and a bathroom with bold green stripes add such personality and fun.

Dark + Moody

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





Soft + Subtle

Whether it graces walls, cabinetry, furniture, tile or even a whole house, a soft and subtle shade of green is so lovely.

Marcia Moore Design | Photo by Michael Jacob


Marcia Moore Design | Photo by Michael Jacob


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Traditional spaces often take their color cues from classic colors found in nature, which makes green, well, a natural choice.

Bohemian + Contemporary

Because of its organic quality, shades of green also work well for Bohemian and contemporary spaces.

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Accessories + Accents

Just want a pop of green? Accessories and accents let you dip your toe in the verdant hue.

There’s so much to love about green! I’ve just given you the tip of the inspiration iceberg today. Have I made you green with envy? If you’re looking to add a touch of gorgeous green to your home, give us a call at 314.395.1114 or CLICK HERE to send us an email. Color is one of our specialties at Marcia Moore Design. And if green isn’t your thing? Well, we love all the other colors, too. 😉

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