It is almost St. Patrick’s day, so my mind is lingering on all sorts of lovely shades of green – and don’t let the thought of a shamrock or leprechaun distract you from decorating with green. “Greenery” is Pantone Color Of the Year 2017 and really is such a fresh color to use boldly or as an accent.
We recently presented a design for an apartment community that included a lot of green. For example, these two story custom window treatments were a show stopper in the entry.
You do not need to use the same shade of green (or any color) to keep the continuity of the design. While we used a bold, emerald green in the curtain panels, we used a citron hue for an accent in the lobby, just past the curtains.
And just to the side, we used a muted, jade green in the leasing office. By mixing various shades of the same color, you get a higher level of interest and less of an affront of color.
However, Tobi Fairley has created a signature look using the bold and dramatic color repetitively, as in the image below.
We used green paint in an ombre style in these living room built ins to add some color to an otherwise “vanilla” room in Frisco, Texas, just outside of Dallas.
And finally, we love a bold green in unexpected places, like these kitchen cabinets in Preston Hollow, a Dallas neighborhood.
Green is also a great exterior color.
You can see the door below is an electric lime green. (Ignore the lack of landscaping – it was winter when this project was completed and we advised the homeowners to not invest for the season. We painted the retaining walls too (not shown) so there were a lot of feet traipsing the landscaping.)
The pillows on this exterior seating area really pop nicely, but do not compete with the view from the 34th floor of a luxury Austin high rise.
And finally, we love using actual greenery in our designs. It is such an easy way to inject a pop of very happy color, whether in a tree or tabletop greenery arrangement.
As you can see, green is a great color to decorate with. The various shades of green are almost endless and coordinate nicely with almost every color there is. So whether it is St. Patrick’s Day or any other day of the year, go ahead and indulge in the green.