Green interiors: One of the biggest trends this season is green: from soft forest green to deep, luxurious emerald and it’s not surprising given Pantone’s colour of the year 2017 was ‘greenery’. The thing I like particularly about green is that it relates back to nature, whether you’re being brave using a strong azure green or simply adding house plants and succulents to a space to bring a sense of calm and tranquillity. Green really can go with any scheme, from creating a show stopper with elaborate jewelled tones paired with brassy gold metallics or a white scandi minimalist theme that uses subtle leafy greens for a soft, muted palette.
Green with envy
I couldn’t resist updating our guest room with Little Greene’s ‘obsidian green‘ paint. To make a statement, the bold, rich pigment was paired with pale pink and thick, velvety textures that complement the deep colour.
Creating a balance
I struggled to find a statement-piece for over the bed that balanced the room. Originally, I went with two gold round mirrors above the lamps, but it just didn’t work due to the height of the picture rails; there wasn’t enough space for them to fit. I was so excited to find these gold climbing men from the Thrills of the Emporium. I love their asymmetry and how the metallics work with the overall room scheme.
I don’t have a problem with your typical ‘Ronseal’ Dulux paint. However, I never find the pigments are deep enough. So here are some of my favourites that have a greater depth of colour and change with the light throughout the day.