Green is the color of life, renewal, prosperity, and harmony. But it can also be a wild card when decorating. To learn how to use it strategically and elegantly, we took inspiration from some designer rooms that incorporate green decor through paint, accent pieces, furniture, and more.
A kelly green hallway heralds a fun home ahead, as do vivid complementary options of blue, orange, and bronze.
The color scheme in the living room of this home was inspired by the outdoors. The shades of green on the walls bring freshness to the living room.
Add blue tones
Bright green armchairs give the living room a fresh, modern feel. Vases in deep blue add contrast (not to mention elegance).
Use contrasting shades
Green is easy to work with if you use contrasting colors. The cushions of this recessed armchair in pink, subtly contrast with the green.
The lime green floor-to-ceiling partition gives the space a modern, unified look. To avoid breaking continuity, accessories in the same color are used.
This shade of green is modern, but it also fits in with the lush green landscape outside in this Alabama home from Brockschmidt & Coleman. The color is echoed in the patterned wallpaper in the adjacent dining room.
Designed to feel like an enclosed porch, this vintage-style bathroom is painted sage green. Features iron light fixtures, hidden medicine cabinets, and freestanding antique oak sinks.
Apply it in the bathroom
Used horizontally on sloping walls, the dresser bottle green striped wallpaper makes a statement in a small space.
In this mountain home, the curtained green bunks were inspired by Pullman train cars. Red plaid bedding creates contrast.
Eddie Ross’s elegant lobby feels like a garden room, with floral and bird motif wallpaper and bright light green paint.
Light olive green
A light olive on the walls is perfectly combined with the colors of the bed and the textures of the textiles that make up this beautiful room.
Play with various shades of green
A pale green connects the kitchen and dining room of Justina Blakeney’s kitchen, and it works surprisingly well with the Moroccan clay tile wall.
A forest green contrasted with gold tones is very inviting when complemented by rich patterned textiles.
Add modern decorations
This fern wallpaper in this entryway by Barrie Benson provides a lush backdrop for modern accents like the side table and black and white painting.
This jewel-toned color makes a room feel like a Caribbean oasis when paired with brighter hues. Potted plants and warm wood tones take this to the next level.
Sometimes a fresh coat of paint is all it takes to liven up space. Heidi Caillier chose a bold yet relaxing shade of green. After all, it is the color of renewal.
Here’s the ultimate proof that green can work in a kitchen. And we’re not talking about the sage green trend of the late 90s. It’s unexpected, luxurious, but once you try it, you’ll want to spend every minute in this room.
In this space designed by Arent & Pyke, one corner rises to the status of an art gallery. The pictorial room divider with a silver base and a light green weeping willow glow against the matte moss wall. Even the angle is well thought out – the curves in the divider seem to be hugging the chair.
Abstract green painting is a focal point in this Andrew Flescher-designed room, accentuating the bench and jade table lamps. But this room also shows that you can have more of a striking color without being visually chaotic. The houndstooth rug adds graphic intrigue, while the white and green stool adds some romance.
Plush beige rug and sepia-toned artwork contrast with the modern silver stool and plush velvet pillows for a balanced look in this Tom Scheerer living room. The large fig tree in the corner adds a casual touch.
The chalk finish of this deep green paint is paired with a luxurious burnt orange velvet sofa in this bedroom design from Studio Life / Style. For a more enveloping and robust atmosphere, stretch the paint up to the ceiling.
In this Heather Hilliard designed living room, the green lucite coffee table injects funky, youthful energy that enlivens the sky blue background and floral sofa in beautiful contrast to traditional elements.
Framed by warm floral print wallpaper and terracotta tiles, this contemporary country kitchen designed by Heidi Caillier has a soft, assertive style. Pistachio paint color is the perfect choice for a relaxing environment.
If you don’t like using bright colors in your home, keep the color scheme neutral and then add a touch of natural green with a gallery of indoor plants on shelves. Take note of this space designed by Shapeless Studio and install wall-to-wall floating shelves for a clean, linear display.
Cameron Ruppert Interiors created cohesion in this room by stamping a duvet cover, pillow, and wallpaper. The light grayish and crisp white accents contribute to the soft color palette, while the porcelain lamp in vibrant jade green is a fun surprise.