Because of green’s calming effects it makes an ideal theme color for interior design.
A green entryway can easily link outdoor space with interior. The ever present green outdoors will bring a calming element within. If painting the walls is too permanent try a green are a rug . If you want a cute, modern look like this one from Martha Stewart living, try the Surya Fallon in Olive.
Mixing similar colors is always a good idea. Green can be neutral and pretty, or you can go bright and bold with it. Creating a dynamic palate can give your home a fashionable feel. Pairing pale blues with bold greens or mixing and matching warm and cool hues would be ideal. There’s easy ways to create accents: spraypaint interesting vases or jars, put a colored table on top of an accent rug. You know what’s pleasing to your own eyes, so you’ll know if two colors just don’t look good. Red is the complimentary color to green, but red and green almost always remind us of Christmas, even if they aren’t cartoon-ish hues. A rustic orange paired with green could be funky and fun!
Here, a found chandelier is repainted with added paper lampshades. The frames and mats of the prints on the wall are painted different hues. This gives interest and texture without the need to repaint the entire wall.
Jade is a beautiful stone, derived from the Nephrite mineral. It has an intense green color on the warmer side of the spectrum. It is often used in eastern cultures for decoration. Luckily, science has found a way to generate jade using minerals and pressure, so you can find accessories for your home in this awesome material. Everything from kitchen jars to intricate ornamental piece.
Kitchen Aid famously supplies consumers with a myriad of shades and hues. This is a cool mixer with a vintage olive green color. There a ton of cool green accessories out there.
Go forth and decorate!
Green is probably my favorite color. In fact, worldwide green is second only to blue as a favorite color. It is the most present color in our visual spectrum, and is abundant on our planet. Because of our planet’s atmosphere, most plants are green due to the chlorophyll present in their tissue. This close tie to nature means that we often associate green with a sense of tranquility, unity with nature. It represents self control and inner peace.
The Anahata is the symbol of the heart chakra. It is almost always depicted as a green lotus, with heart shaped petals and the star in the center. It is a symbol on oneness with body and spirituality. The ability to access the hear chakra is the center of emotional enlightenment, so the great shamans of the sky say.
Green is used to represent safety in street signs around the world, it is of course a signal we often recognize as “go”. In many sects of Christianity, green is worn by the minister or priest during the Easter season as a symbol of resurrection. In Gharadia houses are painted green to represent that someone in the family has visited Mecca. Ireland wears the color proudly in reference to their green rolling hillsides.
In Aztec culture, quetzal plumes were often green, worn by chieftans during religious ceremonies. Which, y’know, mostly meant blood letting but history is history! The goddess Venus is usually depicted mostly naked, with a casual green drape accentuating her curves. Aphrodite often dawns a green olive leaf crown, these are both seen as symbols of prosperity, Venus through fertility and sexuality, Aphrodite through love and reproduction. Of course we associate green with the idea of being kinder to the earth.