A dominant color in nature, the color green and it’s variations have the power to evoke feelings of abundance and vitality, as well as promoting a sense of calm, sophistication, and well being.
Whether you’re looking to brighten up or unify your room with a touch of green, we’ve put together a guide of our favorite shades to help you find the right one for you!
Sage and Mint
Just like the savory and delicious herb, Sage Green is pale in color with yellow and gray undertones. A favorite amongst interior designers everywhere, Sage Greeb oozes easy sophistication and serenity. It also pairs well with both bright colors like purple and gold, and with muted colors like rose and light gray, to create a more contemporary palette.
Mint Green is also a pale shade, but it is more vibrant than Sage. Associated with freshness, creativity and friendliness, Mint Green is a cool shade with blue undertones. Famed for its versatility, Mint Green pairs with most shades of green to create a refreshing color palette, or with blues, browns, purples and white for a more modern take.
Named after the fruit from olive trees, Olive is a muted mid-shade of green that evokes earthiness thanks to its gray and brown undertones. Starting to overtake Sage Green in its popularity due to its versatility, Olive Green can be used to reflect many different moods. Paired with darker hues such as brown and black it can create a serious mood, or paired with rose, pastel yellow, and lilac, a contemporary, experimental and playful palette.
Emerald Green is characterized by its bright and vivid nature. Based on the gemstone, Emerald Green is often referred to as a jewel tone, known for being striking and saturated. Often denoting regality and wealth, Emerald Green also recalls luscious botanicals. Emerald Green exudes a sense of richness when combined with metallic colors. Or for a more daring pairing, look for artworks that combine Emerald with teal, amber, and red orange.
Turquoise and Teal
Teal and Turquoise are both a blend of blue and green. Teal, the darker of the two, balances vibrancy with calmness and is often associated with clarity and rejuvenation. Turquoise, however, is much brighter. Named after the gemstone of similar color, Turquoise is reminiscent of the color of tropical oceans. It is a friendly, and cheerful color that radiates the invigorating feeling of a summer’s day. Both shades can be combined with metallics for added luxury or with more neutral palettes for a breezy and tranquil vibe.
As you might be able to guess, Forest Green is based upon the greens found in nature. This adaptable color is linked to harmony, growth, and freshness. The color Forest Green is widely used in artwork that supports the planet since it is a color inspired by the earth’s lungs: trees. Although this color is most commonly combined with red for a festive feel, it can be used year round! For a more elegant and mature atmosphere, pair Forest Green with navy blue or with warmer colors like yellow and orange.