Kim Bougaardt, Freeworld Design Centre Blog Editor
I have always had a fondness for the colour green. It’s soothing, offers a sense of fun, renewal, harmony, and is said to alleviate anxiety.
With green being all around us in nature, it’s an easy colour to live with and an ideal shade to use as a backdrop in a home. Green’s natural balance of cool and warm undertones helps us view it as being a traditional, trustworthy sort of colour. While the bright yellow gradient brings about the emotions that whimsical dreams are made of, as well as being hip and trendy.
Being a lover of green, it’s so hard to choose a favourite, but some of the tints from Plascon’s Inspirations Palette that get me excited are…
With green you’ll have it all. And who doesn’t want that?
Dark and moody with a side order of retro cool; the greens in these images allow the spaces to come alive.
I’d be a regular Nigella Lawson in this kitchen. Those lights together with the green cupboards help make this the heart of the home.
Apple green is great for kids’ areas and bedrooms to create an environment perfect for learning and playing. The muted shade used in the bedroom is an oasis of calm to rest after a day’s activities.
If green is not your thing, an alternative to bring in the colour (other than paint) is with décor or plants. Just a touch of green adds texture and a welcomed approach.
These mood images show off greens that work well together to create a well-rounded green environment.
Start the green process from the outside in for a home that’s harmonious and has a calming effect on all who enter. It might leave the neighbours just a little green with envy.