Color is of vast importance, no matter what you are designing. The illustrious Coco Chanel once said, “The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you.” While the maven of fashion was referring to clothing, you can also translate the sentiment to the best color for your room is the one that looks the best.
Once sure way to find the color that looks the best is to go with green. Green is so versatile; being a combination of the energy of yellow and the serenity of blue, green is a color that looks best on most, and looks great in any room. There is a wide array of hues to choose from for green rugs to start your room, from the jewel tones of aqua, to the stateliness of pine to the vibrancy of lime. Green also pairs well with warm colors, meaning that green allows for a wide array of looks and color combinations.
1. Create Subtle, Neutral, Calm and Inviting Spaces with Green Rugs
Subtle green rug and several other shades of green in the rest of the room create a feeling of calm and tranquility in a living room designed by Geoffrey de Sousa. Image courtesy Geoffrey de Sousa.
Since green is so prevalent in nature, you can use light, muted greens as a neutral in your room; the eye slides around the color, filtering it almost as a tan or gray. San Francisco designer Geoffrey de Soussa utilized a contemporary sea green rug to create an aura of calm in a living room dominated by earthy neutrals. The entire room is filled with other neutrals—white, tan, black and gray—but the green rug is so muted that it acts almost like a neutral as well.
A green rug and green fabrics are used as neutrals. This allows the beautiful sea view to stand out. Image courtesy Lushome.com
That same concept of using light, subtle green rugs as a neutral is also utilized in a living room that has a view that must play center stage. The light green and cream are the main colors, with a few black elements as well. If you have a gorgeous view that you want to highlight, then using green rugs and other neutrals will keep the room from competing with the view.
2. Design a Chic, Fashionable Room with Green Rug Containing Many Shades of Green
A green rug containing many shades of green creates an ultra-chic room in Nina Yashar’s Milan home. Image courtesy Casa Vogue.
Using green rugs that have various hues of green lends a hip, chic vibe to a room. The living room of gallery owner Nina Yashar’s Milan apartment, created by designer Giancarlo Montebello, utilizes a geometric green rug with a variety of greens. There are teal greens, blue greens and yellow greens that mix and flow for an ultra modern look. A few reds elements around the room create interest, but the green rug is the main pop of color that draws the eye amidst the neutral black of the sofas and the gray of the wall treatments.
3. Design a Stunning Room with Presence with a Jewel Toned Green Rug
AD100 designer David Easton chose a green rug with bright, jewel-greens and paired it with pink walls and fabrics to make this room glitter and pop. Image courtesy David Easton.
If you are looking for a room that really stands out, then a green rug with bright shades of emerald green will add instant pop. Take a cue from designer David Easton’s room featured as a part of Veranda Magazine’s Most Memorable Rooms. The geometric rug features an eye-popping emerald green that instantly demands your attention. The green rug contains pink accent colors that connect the green rug with the pink walls and fabrics. This green rug and the entire room stands out for all to admire.
Green is such a versatile color, that it’s hard to go wrong with green rugs. From the pale to the bright, green is definitely a color that can look best in your room!
Here is a selection of versatile green rugs that make it easy to design stunningly beautiful rooms:
The Como FG Savonnerie Oriental Rug was inspired by the art of Fortuny fabrics and has hundreds of shades of green, yellow and white. The colors are all true and clear and the rug has never been chemically washed. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Bombay CG Needlepoint Rug. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
The Ferncroft Needlepoint Rug. has four different kinds of ferns, each of a different shape, different size and with different shades of green. The warm yellow and beiges in the border and leaf veins balance the cool greens. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.