Coming home to a soothing interior, who wouldn't want that? Yet, many play it safe and resort to beige, greige or black and white interiors. That is a shame, because green is the trendy colour that can take your interior to a new level. Still doubting whether green is for you? We have collected some inspiring examples.
A little daring is sometimes all it takes to realise that you do not always have to play it safe with interiors. Colour is a perfect tool for that. You can clearly see the popularity of green growing for some time now, so today we want to fully convince the last doubters. For centuries, there has been a strong association with nature, for example. Such references mean that green shades often remind us of the outdoors, which is optimal for promoting a strong sense of calm indoors. Moreover, green interior elements diffuse the border between the two. Renewal, growth and security are some more concepts we consciously and unconsciously associate with it. A second explanation for its popularity is its variety. On the one hand, the full spectrum of the colour introduces many different moods; on the other, it is easily combined with other things. White, black, brown, cream and beige are all suitable partners while ensuring that a room still maintains a neutrality.
The earthy hue is known for its calming character
Those who are convinced that their interiors could use some green input have a wide range of options to choose from. Striking items such as accent walls, floors and ceilings immediately set the tone, but that is understandably not what everyone is looking for. Tiles and natural stone can then be ideal, as you can easily incorporate them in a slightly less drastic way. Ranging from full kitchen islands and sink units to sticking to the surface: there is always an expressiveness. Design pieces are also a nice option that guarantee an instant eye-catcher. Of course, you may also take a more wait-and-see approach and go for green decoration. Cushions, lighting, ceramics and more are often an exquisite way of accentuating that still instantly polishes the feel of an interior. Daredevils may feel like using different shades interchangeably. Fundamentally, you cannot really do anything wrong, as the priority remains invariably creating a home you feel good in. Besides the extent to which we apply the colour, a lot depends on the specific shade you want to use.There are very light variants bordering on grey or blue, but equally, you can opt for olive green and immediately evoke a lot of depth with it. Light shades of green were especially common in the 1950s, while the darker counterparts were mostly seen in the 1970s.Whatever your preference may be, we hope you will have fun and satisfaction experimenting with colour above all else. Without making too many predictions on the future of this trend, we will tell you that we ourselves will undoubtedly remain fans of these shades for quite some time.
Header image: Banda Design Studio, photo by Ben Anders
Image 2: YSG Studio, Budge Over Dover, photography by Prue Ruscoe
Image 3: Design by Frederick Kielemoes
Image 4: Erik Bratsberg, photography by Erik Lefvander
Image 5: Design by Dejaegerinterieurarchitecten, photography by Cafeine
Image 6: Design by Laura Calleeuw, photography by Bert Demasure
Text by Emma Verstappen