Green room ideas – discover the colours to always be seen

Of all the cool colours, green is perhaps the most versatile when it comes to green room ideas. It promises to renew your connection to nature and is said to evoke feelings of balance, vibrancy and good fortune. It comes to life with plenty of natural light but can also work in a dark narrow space. ‘It’s all about what you pair it with,’ says Judy Smith, colour consultant for Crown Paint. ‘Greens with a blue base are impactful colours, so introducing softer tones of clay white and chalky grey in furniture and accessories and keeping to a light, natural flooring will help to balance a scheme and add a calming quality.’

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Meanwhile, greens with a yellow undertone such as olive pop alongside metallic gold or bronze touches that enhance their warmth and give them shine. ‘My go-to colours are green with a touch of gold,’ says the artist and designer Margit Wittig. ‘This season, I’ve worked with chartreuse, emerald, turquoise and a pop of fuchsia pink. The use of colour in lighting adds character to a room: it’s like creating jewellery for the interior.’

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