Decorate with Green
Cheer It Up
Natural wood and white accents balance this bright shade of green and keep it from becoming overwhelming. To keep the room light and airy, paint ceilings and trim white.
Paint: Bella Mint (SR708) by Valspar; valspar.com.
Add a Twist
Pair Fabrics with Paint
Pull inspiration from a favorite fabric when selecting wall paint to create cohesiveness in your room.
Paint: Lush (AF-475) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Vary Shades of Green
Exaggerate the overall hue of the room by varying the shades on the wall and trim to create a lasting effect.
Bold colors give rooms instant personality. The bright shade of green in this bath is cheery and lively.
Paint: Pale Sea Mist (2147-50) by Benjamin Moore; benjaminmoore.com.
Use Green on Beaded Boards
Nothing adds vintage, cottage appeal to a space like beaded board. Pair with warm wood, dusty green, and crisp white to complete the look.
Use Green Throughout
By selecting a dark green for the base cabinetry and island, the space is grounded with an appropriate connection to nature. Pale gold upper cabinets bring a welcomed lightness to the scheme. Interestingly, the units with glass-panel doors reveal that the same shade of green is used within.
A Crisp Kitchen
This kitchen achieves a clean, crisp look with Shaker-style cabinets, a tile backsplash, granite countertops, chrome hardware, and stainless appliances. The green wall paint gives a splash of color and makes the white pop.
A Relaxing Environment
Created with the feel of a warm and cozy den, this entertainment room contains rich upholstery and textiles and dark-stained furniture, which pair well with the mint green shade.
A Splash of Green
The splash of green is just enough to give this kitchen a pop of color. The white subway tile, vintage-style hardware on the cabinets, and mahogany top on the island are classic touches.
A Modern Touch
The vibrant green in this office space gives a modern touch to this charming coastal cottage.
This master bath evokes a serene green escape. The connected screened sleeping porch continues the calming effect.
Instead of painting your walls one shade, get creative and paint a horizontal stripe pattern with vibrant shades of aqua, green, and pink.
Paint: (from top): Lake Country (5003-5C), La Fonda Mirage (5003-5B), Deep Pink (WV35016), and Jalapeno Jelly (6005-6A), all by Valspar; valspar.com.
Pair with White
A bright shade of green pairs well with antique white. The light blue and antique white frames in this office space create a modern edge.
A Greenish Gray
The green hues in this gray wall paint come through with the graphic floral window treatments and artwork.
Paint: French Gray by Farrow & Ball; farrow-ball.com.
Curtain floral fabric: Chardon (NCF3825/03) by Nina Cambell through Osborne & Little, available through Decorative Center Services; 713/961-1271.