Christina Ricci's living room embodies the 'quiet luxury' trend with this 'surprisingly subtle' color

This hue is a spin on the ever-popular quiet luxury aesthetic – and experts say it's a elegant, timeless choice

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'Quiet luxury' shouldn't be synonymous with boring. As the term has become increasingly ubiquitous, it's often used just to describe rooms without much color or character. Christina Ricci's living room is poised to change that. 

The actress took to Instagram to share an image of her makeup before the Critics Choice Awards in her old money-style living room. The space is simple and elegant, with intricate build-ins, a gray rug, and dark wood furniture, but in all its beauty, its paint has excited experts the most. 

Christina's painted her walls the lightest, slightly gray-green color we've ever seen and a hue that offers a new way to can get behind the quiet luxury movement.

The color in question stands out on its own, but it also enhances the luxurious quality of Christina's space – and it's a look that hasn't gone unnoticed by our editor, Jennifer.

'Though this space has many of the elements traditionally associated with quiet luxury, like high-quality materials and detailed walls, the living room color puts a new spin on the look,' says Jennifer Ebert, Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. 'Because of its understated quality, the sage green walls are a timeless choice, reflecting the classic nature of the quiet luxury trend, but in a shade more interesting than traditional green, gray, white, or cream.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Carlin van Noppen, head interior designer and founder at Fig Linens and Home, states: 'I always think of sage green paint as a surprisingly subtle shade. When we think of green paints, we don't necessarily think 'neutral', but grayish greens show that isn't true. In this iteration, Christina Ricci's green-gray paint fits in perfectly with a pared-back, quiet, luxury color scheme.'

carlin van noppen head designer at fig linens and home
Carlin Van Noppen

Carlin Van Noppen is a Connecticut-based interior designer, and the founder of Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens boutique based in Westport. She has over 20 years of experience providing design expertise for beautiful homes, hotels, yachts, and private planes.

Far from being a passing fad, experts love Christina Ricci's living room wall idea beyond how it fits into the quiet luxury trend. Jennifer states: 'This color is always in style. I love the way that it looks with the gray carpet and dark natural wood in Christina's space, but it's incredibly versatile. We can expect to see this color a lot more as our idea of 'neutral' palettes expands.'

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Sophie Edwards
News Writer

I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.