After a lovely weekend in Chicago celebrating St Patty's Day (think one green river and many green beers), I started thinking about some of my favorite uses of the color green in interiors. A unique characteristic of the color green can take on completely different moods depending on the shade. Not many other colors have such a range of transformation.
I have always worshiped the color of Will Truman's kitchen on Will and Grace. The emerald tone makes a bold, dramatic statement. I love to mix deep jewel tones like this with an animal (cheetah) print for an unexpected kick.
A bright green lends an energizing feel to a space especially when paired with a second bright color like orange.
I yellow-green can give a space fresh feeling (perfect for curing spring fever). It's especially sharp when contrasted with white.
A soft green can create a calming, serene retreat in any room.
Check out Rod Stewart's Beverly Hills home:
My laundry would always be SO clean if I had this room to do it in:
And then just for fun...
Chicago River dyed green:
Pub crawlin' with Chicago friends...look at all that green!: