My Favourite Greens

Green is the colour of life. It comes in as many variations as there are plants on the planet. Green fits into all homes, all styles, all ages. You just need to pick the right green (or greens) for you.

How happy is this first room with all that light on green walls? See how well green plays with a whole range of different colours – yellow, orange, blue, red.

But green can also be moody and introspective. This muddy-green makes both the white painted, and the polished timbers, practically glow against it. A stunning shade of green, particularly for an older home.

But it’s not all about about green painted walls. Consider green as a neutral (and far more interesting than beige!) when selecting fabric for upholstered sofas and chairs. How about a green velvet sofa? This olive green is stunning, but emerald green or sage green velvet would be just as sumptuous.

Green is also a great colour to link your indoor and outdoor living spaces. There are so many more options in outdoor fabrics now (remember when it was either blue and white stripes or beige and white stripes?). And many indoor/outdoor fabrics work seamlessly across both. Your outdoor upholstery can look as sophisticated as your indoor, and your indoor upholstery can be as hardwearing as your outdoor.

And sometimes a shot of green can be just that. A single chair in a vibrant grass green that adds life and fun!

More info on the designers of these five rooms via the links below.

1. Gisbert Poeppler

2. Ben Pentreath

3. Commune Design

4. Flack Studio

5. MIM Design

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