About Olive Juice

This is a journal of sorts of our ideas (as the design goddesses that we are) that don't necessarily get executed and instead just live in our heads. Punctuated of course with things we just plain love, covet, or if you will..."Olive Juice".

Monday, March 15, 2010

It IS Easy Being Green.

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!:

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