If you are tired of neutrals and are also unsure of how to introduce color into your next decorating project, you should consider green. Green is safer than most other colors because every color in the rainbow goes with green. If you paint the walls green or start with a green rug it will become much easier to find great coordinating fabrics, furniture and accessories. Today’s 14 gorgeous green rooms show:
- How to Add Pizazz to a Dining Room with a Green Rug
- How to Bring Fresh Energy to a Stately Room with a Green Aubusson Rug
- How to Create a Modern Zen Vibe in a Living Room with a Green Rug
- How to Design a Modern Dining Room with Green and Blue and White Chinoiserie
- How to Bring Nature Indoors with a Green Rug
- How to Make a Dark Room Feel Light and Airy with a Green Rug
- How to Design an Exotic Garden Room with Green and Animal Print Rugs
- How to Enliven a Traditional Room with Bright Green and Hot Pink
- How to Bring Style and Glamour to a Girl's Bedroom with Green
- How to Coordinate Adjoining Spaces with Green
Moss green reflects the "Mood of the Moment" according to the November-December 2014 Veranda.
Brockschmidt & Coleman,
With the approach of winter days are shortening and we are getting less exposure to the sun's healing rays. If you have been feeling a bit blue or moody, it is not just your imagination. Doctor's have a name for this physiologial effect, they call it "seasonal affective disorder" or SAD. As an antidote the Brooklyn Botanical Garden is offering nature walks called Chase Away the Winter Blues guided by a BBG veteran who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist. "Walking the Garden grounds counteracts some of the overindulgence of the holiday season while keeping the blues at bay" advises the BBG. Decorating our homes with nature's colors is another way to invite the beauty and healing effects of nature's colors into our lives. We know that the color green has a cool, earthy feel, like grass under the feet or trees stirring in the breeze. Adding a green rug to any room can help infuse the space with a feeling that is vibrant and alive. The six rooms below all use green rugs to create a vibe that is modern but overwhelmingly fresh and natural.
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Never underestimate the power of color. Not only are vibrant colors pleasing to the eye, certain colors actually have other interesting benefits. Although green is traditionally considered to be one of the most restful colors for the eye, green is also known to enhance creativity. A study by the University of Munich showed that the color green boosted the creativity of participants. Scientists believe that the human brain associates green with growth and development. Using green rugs as a design element can be a great way to awaken creativity and bring vibrancy to a home.
Green rugs bring a sense of calm to a room and also provide a background against which all the objects in a room look more beautiful just as green leaves make flowers look more vibrant. Designers also use green rugs in combination with green walls to make rooms appear larger. Green rugs are particularly desirable in high rise city apartments because they have a calming influence which reduces stress. The five interiors in today's post show how interior designers use green rugs to create beautiful rooms that invite you to relax and breathe calmly.
Kristin Hein and Philip Cozzi,