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Green for Open-Air Living

At this time of year, the vegetation’s green colour is at its best: tender, pure, intense, bright. As we see this brand new greenery pop through our windows, we wonder why we haven’t spread it indoors. Today is the day we stop wondering and we just do it.

Green is soothing, a quality much appreciated in a child’s bedroom. Green is purifying, which makes it an ideal colour for the bathroom and the kitchen; but, especially the bathroom where blue and white, combined with the green, create a natural and fresh look. Green also evokes health, spring freshness and good living.

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If the fenestration is abundant, that’s even better because the natural sunlight will give the green more radiance. If you add mouldings, stone and parquet flooring to this decor, you will create the most natural design.

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There are so many different shades of green. Apple and mint green have a calming effect, lime green inspires joy and exuberance, bottle green creates a refreshing atmosphere, while pale and soft green opens up space and lets the light shine through.

Dark green is the shade that can turn a room into a luxurious space. Pair it with black, or even brown, and you will get a very rich decor, almost mimicking the Victorian style. Black cabinets on a forest green background will give a kitchen, or even a dining room, a very chic look.

Simplistic green bathroom
Simplistic green bathroom

Green blends remarkably well with white, cream or grey. These combinations create a peaceful and calming atmosphere, which is always welcome in today’s busy lifestyle.

Paired with orange and yellow, green can provide a room with a lush appearance. Coupled with silver, it creates the most elegant style, without being ostentatious.

Acid green combined with dark mouldings will please those who love sharp contrasts. Same effect with purple and pink. So vibrant!

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If the green paint is brushed on, sponged on or intended to imitate the appearance of velours, you will get the mirroring effects of the sun on the forest leaves.

You only need a touch of green to invite nature indoors, either by adding green furniture, doors and window frames or decorative fabrics. It’s not surprising how impressive and calming an entire room painted in green can be, especially if different hues are blended together.

Have you ever noticed that we rarely overcrowd a mainly green-coloured room with accessories? We give the colour all its space, which often makes way to a more subdued and minimalist decor.

 

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