The weekend is here! And just what are you going to do about it? I, for one, am going to do a whole lot of nothing and just relax. I advise you to do the same. And what better color to get you in the mood for that than green?
One of the things I love about green is that there are so many shades to choose from. This living room uses more or a yellow green to liven up the walls. This one is from Absolutely Beautiful.
Now here’s a cool bathroom. Also from Design Crisis, the dark green tiles on top mixed with the black and white checkerboard floor adds some modern hipness and it looks very clean and chic.
If you want to add an accent wall, green is a great choice for that. And what’s up with the feather light fixtures? I wonder how often those have to be dusted…
Green means clean! At least in this bathroom from Apartment Therapy. Clean, functional, happy, perfect.
Of course, you can use smaller accent pieces if you don’t want to go all out with green. Here there are several shades used and they’re placed throughout the room so the whole space really comes together. Thanks to Decorology for this one.
Have some fun with your front door. This great color would go well with a cottage style home and you could easily swap out accessories year-round to compliment it. At Christmas, this door would look lovely with a large wreath on it.
Orange and green go well together so if you just don’t know what other colors to add to your design, here’s a great idea from Modern Design.
Ahh…another soothing bedroom. Here, they’ve paired greens with browns and tans to make a cozy retreat. You’re sure to smile when you wake up in this room.
LOVE. Love this dining space. The green in the picture frames looks amazing against the light blue ceiling. Come to think of it, I might try that in my own kitchen. Thanks to Chicago Home Magazine for this awesome find.
Would you like to have some fresh lemonade while you sit on the back porch and watch the kids play in the sprinklers? Why, yes. I’d love some. (I’m sure this is the conversation that took place here.) Country Living at it’s best!
Here’s another great eating space from Real Simple. The dishes and rug are similar shades of green and see how they’ve used both orange (flowers) and brown (chairs and floor) with the green.
So if you’re wondering why so many of these spaces are eating areas, it’s because green is often associated with food, family, and relaxation. Plus, it just lends a clean look to any area. This space by Decor8 has matching chairs and light fixtures. Accents in blue. Good call.
This room from 6th Street Design School is called Luck of the Irish. Pretty cool.
What in the world do you do with a large open room and white paint? Accessorize using colors and patterns. This sitting area uses a lot of patterns in a small space but they all work well together so don’t worry about only having 1 pattern in a room.
This nifty living room by Jackie Blue Home uses an apple green on the walls and accessories. You could easily fill those shelves with a number of colorful accessories and it would look just as put together.
Olive is a perfectly acceptable color and quite necessary for your dirty Martini. Just ask Coco + Kelley.
This is how Black.White.Yellow. does green. Nice, huh?
If you are more of a subtle type, Coco + Kelley can show you how to tone it down a bit. Here, a lampshade and a picture are the only elements of green besides the flowers, which you can change out whenever you’d like.
Another from Black.White.Yellow. Nope, it’s not Astroturf…at least I don’t think so. It looks like you could easily fool your tootsies into thinking the rug is a patch of soft grass.
I really want those drapes. And I’ll tell you why. When you are on vacation anywhere near the tropics and you’re checking out all of the wilderness and jungles and rainforests, you will ALWAYS find gorgeous plants with huge leaves this same exact color and if you’re lucky, you’ll also find wild orchids nearby.
So, we will conclude today’s time together with these words: Weekend. Relax. Cold beverage. Mini-vacation. There…now don’t you feel better already?