Four Stylish Ways of Decorating with Green Rugs and Emerald Green

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If you've been thinking about decorating with green rugs, it might interest you to know that the all-knowing color experts at Pantone have declared Emerald Green as the 2013 Color of the Year. While I do not believe a room's color palette should be determined solely by what Pantone happens to declare as the color of the year, it is still helpful to know this, if for no other reason than it explains why so many fashion houses, interior design companies and décor magazines are coming up with rugs and fabrics with splashes of jewel-toned viridian. Rich, vibrant emerald green is a color used to promote benevolence and harmony, and it can also be used to help bring clarity and lucidity to a room. With all of the emerald dresses, accessories and furniture being made, I wanted to take a longer perspective, as we should do in interior design, and show how to great interior designers decorate with green rugs. Following the examples of these designers will help us design rooms with green rugs that will look stylish not just this year, but hopefully, five and ten years from now. Read More

How to Design Stylish and Captivating Rooms with Green Rugs: 5 Tips

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Green rugs and rugs with green accent colors are the easiest to decorate with since green goes with every color of the rainbow. If you need proof of this statement, just look at any flower and regardless of whether is is yellow, red, purple or blue it is always supported by green leaves. Of course there are an infinite number of shades of green in nature and this is how nature makes sure it pairs just the right shade of green to go with a particular shade of yellow or an orange. While nature is the greatest teacher, we can learn how to apply nature's decorating wisdom to interiors by looking at rooms designed by talented interior designers. The interior designers featured in today's psot show us numerous ways to decorate with green rugs in captivating ways. After perusing these rooms, green rugs will be an option you will not want to pass over!  Read More

How to Go Beyond Your Fear And Decorate with Green Rugs

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Frank Lloyd Wright said, "Nature is the inspiration for all ornamentation." It's true. Green rugs are a great way to bring a joyous, springlike vibe into a home; and green rug also makes it easy to add warm and cozy colors to the room because green is one of nature's most versatile colors and it works with all the colors of the rainbow. Think of the green that blankets a meadow on a spring day, and how it highlights the thousands of buttery yellow buttercups. The colors seem – and are – perfectly coordinated. Imagine the deep, rich green of a pine forest that looks stunning against the blue sky above and the rich browns of the trees' bark that always with the green leaves of the tree and the grass in the meadow. It seems like no other color works as well as a background color as green does. Read More

2 Glamorous Ways to Decorate with Fuchsia and Orange on Green Rugs

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Have you ever wanted to design a glamorous living room in the bright colors of spring flowers that are coming out all around us now? With colorful new flowers making their appearance  all through spring and summer, I wanted our living room to be in sync with the wonderful happy colors of this time of the year. I started with a bright green rug that has small touches of yellow. The colors of this green rug remind me of delicate green leaves that have recently sprouted across New England. These greens are a great compliment for all the brightly colored flowers that come out in spring and summer. I created the color palette for the room with fuchsia, orange, yellow and purple because these are the colors we will be seeing through spring and summer. I found a stunning mid century modern sofa in a brilliant shade of fuchsia. The only way to go from there was to top it all off with bold Marimekko pillows in orange, yellow and purple. This makes a fun and glamorous living room. After completing this, I wondered what would I do in the fall. Would it be possible to easily change the look of the living room to be in sync with the colors we see in fall? I wanted make the seasonal change without having to change the green rug and the furniture. After some experimentation, the makeover turned out to be surprisingly easy to do. Read More

How to Decorate: Cowtan & Tout Fabric and Yellow, Blue and Green Rug

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Cowtan and Tout fabrics include Colefax And Fowler and Jane Churchill fabrics in yellow green, blue, grey and white. When looking for a green rug to pair with these fabrics, avoid the mistake of trying to exactly match the colors in the fabrics. If you do exact color matching the room will look flat and feel lifeless. The 5 tips for decorating with these fabrics and green rugs will guide you in creating beautiful, invigorating rooms that feel inviting in all seasons. Read More

How to Decorate with Colefax & Fowler Fabrics and Green Rugs: 5 Tips

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With the arrival of spring nature is pouring out a profusion of new growth in every imaginable shade of green. Every day new flowers arrive and green starts to play a supporting role for yellow, blue, purple, red and orange. When you decorate with Colefax and Fowler’s green fabrics and green rugs you are taking a lesson from nature and creating a highly flexible backdrop, because every color in the rainbow will go with some shade of green. Using green as a canvas, you will be able to introduce a wide range of  colors to freshen your decor. But green is not just nauture's universal supporting color, it also has many beneficial effects- it is soothing to the eye, calming to frayed emotions and invigorating to the mind. Green symbolizes new growth, possibility, healing and acceptance.  Our Five tips for decorating with green rugs and green fabrics show you how to get the most out of decorating with nature's favorite color. Read More

How to Pair Green Rugs with Colefax and Fowler’s Spring 2013 Fabrics

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If you are trying to find a great green rug to pair with the Spring 2013 Fabrics from Colefax and Fowler, Jane Churchill, Larsen and Manuel Canovas, it is important you pay attention to two important factors, first the shades of green in the green rug and second, the pattern of the green rug. Today we will look at lime green colorations of Callan Stripe, Brooke, Gilpin Stripe, Earthy and Jules. Taking color first, we note that lime green has a lot of yellow in it so it should be balanced with a blue-green. A fashionable choice would be Pantone's Emerald 17-5641, the color of the year for 2013. However, be careful to avoid green rugs with large expanses of emerald green as they could make a room feel cold. Emerald as an accent color is fine, and it is even better if it is accompanied by a warm color such as yellow. Read More

AD and Pinterest’s 7 Top Interiors with Green Rugs and Emerald Green

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In celebration of Pantone's declaring emerald green 17-5641 as the color of the year for 2013, I searched through Architectural Digest and Pinterest for the 7 most beautiful rooms with green rugs, green walls and emerald green accents. A close study of these captivating interiors offers inspiration for designig interiors with distinctive personality with green rugs and green accents. Read More

15 Fabulous Interiors: How to Decorate with Green Rugs and Green

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Green is the color of nature and we are surrounded by greenery. The 15 inspiring interiors in todays post and the 12 Stunning Interiors with Green Rugs in an earlier post show how leading interior designers decorate with green rugs and green accents. Together these 27 rooms show you how to: Read More