Decorating: Why Green Walls Work Wonders
From calming moss to energising emerald, green is an interiors dream. So take a tip from Mother Nature and give your walls a fresh new look
Hallways can often be neglected in the general scheme of things, but, given the right attention, they can create the best first impression for the rest of the house. Here, a white hallway has been given a crisp, colourful makeover with a single wall of vibrant jade green.
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Partnering orange with green is one of the easiest ways to create a stylish 1970s retro look. This appealing colour combination can do no wrong, and can harness busy pattern and block colour to its advantage every time.
Kermit the Frog once said ‘It’s not easy being green’, but I tend to disagree! Choose the right shade of green and it can effortlessly add a vintage vibe to any room. This rich earthy hue mixed in with a rough-sawn refectory table and metal trunks (not forgetting the bicycle-as-wall-art installation) is enviably cool.
A crisp apple green wall has distinct 1930s overtones, while the green grout between the chic white metro tiles is a stylishly modern move that really works. Remember to use paint that’s specially formulated for use in the bathroom, or something like a durable eggshell that’s tough and washable.
Green is famously restful, so what better shade to use on the walls of a child’s bedroom. The beauty of green, too, is that it’s gender neutral and works equally well in a girl’s or boy’s room. Just add in another colour and the green really comes to life.
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Break all the bathroom rules with a glossy, pea green acrylic shower wall. The sleek lines and fuss-free shape is the perfect partner for a super-modern blast of daring bold colour – and don’t you just love the tangerine taps and shower fitting?
Whoever uttered the phrase ‘Blue and green should never be seen’ really needs to take a look at this chic, welcoming and colour-coordinated family room. The lime green wall provides a cheerful backdrop for the teal chair and grey sofa, and the result is happy, homely and full of character.
The number of different shades and nuances in the green palette is endless, which makes this colour so wonderfully diverse. This gorgeous olive hue seems just right for an open-plan kitchen setting, where preparing and eating food is the order of the day.
Pastel colours are subtle, tranquil and composed, as this delicate, washed-out mint green wall proves. If you don’t want your pastel palette to look twee or too retro, try layering different fabrics and textures, and bring in accents of similar colours. The only problem with this scheme is, you won’t want to get out of bed in the morning.
A shower room clad head to toe in leaf green mosaics creates immediate impact. Bold colour works so well in small spaces and this particular green is refreshing and spirited – and certain to wake you up every morning.
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