The New Neutrals: Decorating with Greens
When decorating our homes, more often than not it is neutral colours that we reach for - with beiges, whites and greys traditionally providing the backdrop to our lives. Green tones can also work well as neutrals.
Displaying neutral-like characteristics, greens are versatile, and picking the right tone of green can complement almost any primary or secondary colour scheme, enhancing and adding visual interest – whether bedroom, kitchen, living room, or even the hallway. Green’s prevalence in nature means many of us are instinctively drawn to it, and it encourages a feeling of calm and space within the home.
Lighter shades with a low saturation can subtly hint at colour without taking over a scheme, while darker, more intense shades such as olive, sage or forest green will deliver a bolder statement. Taking their cues from trees and foliage, greens offer an uplifting daily touchpoint with nature that many of us crave.
Green has always been a popular accent colour, but we are increasingly seeing broader use of the natural tones to provide a neutral backdrop in decorating schemes as people look to build their relationship with the outdoors wherever they are at home. It is nature’s neutral, and greens work really well as a backdrop but can also be used to make a statement in a space.