No not that kind of green. This kind of green:
There are shades of green that are never really “out” because they were never “in” to begin with. Even the “out” shades aren’t that terrible. I know everyone hates Avocado Green… except me. There’s nothing wrong with the color. Just how it was applied.
The brilliant thing with color is, you can blend it with other shades in the same hue. You can work with it the same way we do with all the beige, tans, whites and gray are used so often now. It doesn’t have to be a dead-on color match. Personally I like a little variety – not just in the textures and patterns, but in the depth of the chosen color. In the below image, you can see the green in the rug isn’t exactly the same as it is in the chair, or the ottoman (love that ottoman!). But it works:
Below, the green in the wallpaper and loveseat take their cue from Kelley green – while the chair to the right and the ottoman are more like the sage that was popular 10 years ago:
By the way, I still love that sage shade of green. If you still love something in your home that’s wearing a color that has gone out, nothing in the world says you have to change it. Just blend it with another hue. If your couch was sage, add some Kelly green pillows. Or Forest green. What I’m telling you is, it’s okay.
I am CRAZY over these green bookcases. Aren’t they just awesome?
Here’s another improbable seeming color combination: deep mossy green, mint green, robin’s egg blue and deep blue. Notice it doesn’t look like a riot of color. Each piece plays its part – and the tiger pillow knocks it out of the “too formal and serious” category.
Any green caught your eye lately?
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