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Decorating with Green
Green is one of the easiest colors to decorate with. Why? Because despite the fact that it lives on the color wheel, green can act as a neutral. Try pairing various shades of green with just about any other color, and you'll find the combination can work beautifully. Green is also a relaxing color that is associated with nature and wellness, meaning that green rooms tend to make us feel good. With all these positive qualities, it's no wonder there are so many examples of beautiful green... living rooms.Continue to 2 of 22 below.
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A moss green living room like this one should certainly dispel any lingering doubts about green not being a neutral color. The cream color of the chairs, the gray of the sectional, and the moss-colored walls are all the same tone and blend almost as one.Continue to 3 of 22 below.
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Crisp Color Palette
A green and white color scheme can bring freshness and light to an open concept condominium living room like this one designed by Gacek Design Group. The key to achieving a crisp and urban look like this one is to keep the palette very simple and avoid accenting it with colorful accessories.Continue to 4 of 22 below.
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Mix and Match
When you can't decide which shade of green is your favorite, use them all! Given that so many shades of green live together in nature, there's no reason why they can't live in a living room. In fact, green is one of the few colors that can be mixed and matched over and over again in the same room and still be calming and pleasing to the eye.
Interior design by: Bruce Palmer Design StudioContinue to 5 of 22 below.
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A great way to choose a wall color is by pulling a color out of a rug or piece of art. In this formal living room by Modern Traditions Interior Design the wall color was chosen from a green that appears in the oriental rug on the floor. Large windows flood the room with light making the whole space appear fresh and bright.Continue to 6 of 22 below.
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Jewel of a Color
Jewel tones are known for being lavish and intense, and deep emerald is no exception. It's a striking color that always turns heads, particularly when used in abundance like in this living room vignette.Continue to 7 of 22 below.
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Green doesn't always have to turn heads. For a classic look combine soft green walls with white trim and traditional furniture and accessories. Gold accents add a little bit of luxury and up the elegance factor.Continue to 8 of 22 below.
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Painting a single wall a vibrant shade of green allows for some fun without a major commitment. While a whole room done in this bright shade might be overwhelming, a feature wall accented with a green rug and garden stool adds fun and excitement without overpowering the space.
Interior design by: Borden InteriorsContinue to 9 of 22 below.
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Add drama to a large room with a warm shade of olive green. This particular shade is inherently cozy, making this large living room designed by Begrand Fast Design feel cozy and intimate.Continue to 10 of 22 below.
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A Hint of Mint
There's no easier way to liven up a room than with a sprinkle of mint green. It’s light, bright, cheerful, and undeniably fresh. Whenever possible use mint green in rooms that have a lot of natural light. The light will reflect the mint, making it extra bright.
Room design by Amberth StudioContinue to 11 of 22 below.
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When decorating with green, it's often a good idea to look to nature for inspiration. In this lake house living room the bright green walls are accented with warm wood architectural elements and a stone mantel. Hey, if it's good enough for the outdoors, it should be good enough for the indoors!Continue to 12 of 22 below.
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Mint green, even used in very subtle shades, is great for retro-inspired rooms. In fact, mint was commonly used in the 1950s and 60s, making it a great color for people who enjoy vintage themes. Whether your style is full-on retro or you just like elements of mid-century modern style, consider including a little mint green.
Room design by: Kimball Starr Interior DesignContinue to 13 of 22 below.
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It's easy being green when it's a warm shade of olive, and it's combined with fun colors like red, orange and brown. This warm palette is comfy, cozy and very family friendly.
Interior design by: Jennifer Harris InteriorsContinue to 14 of 22 below.
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Pale sage is a beautiful backdrop for warm antiques and classic English Country furnishings. With the wall color being so pale, it reads like a neutral and blends well with the other tones in the room. The black fireplace inserts and convex mirror accent space and provides a grounding effect.
Interior design by: Lisette Voute DesignsContinue to 15 of 22 below.
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A Golden Touch
If an elegant look is desired, try adding some gold accents to a green room. Gold has a way of adding a luxe factor to every style of the room, and a traditional space like this room designed by Tobi Fairley is no exception. The gold mirror is the focal point of the room yet it helps draw out some of the rich green colors in the fabrics and accessories.Continue to 16 of 22 below.
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A tone-on-tone room isn't for everyone, especially when it's such a strong color. But for green lovers, a room like this is a dream come true! In this type of single-color room be sure to include some focal point, so the eye has a place to rest in the sea of color.
Interior design by: Hoo Interior DesignContinue to 17 of 22 below.
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A green wall is a perfect backdrop for an explosion of color. This eclectic green living room by Tamra Rubin Design has a little bit of everything, and yet it all works quite nicely together. The reason is that all the colors, while certainly different, are all similar tones. As a result, nothing stands out or seems out of place.Continue to 18 of 22 below.
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Fresh and Springlike
There's no fresher, more springlike color combination than light green and white. And in a room flooded with natural light, so much the better. If green walls and furniture seem like too much of a commitment, try limiting it to accent pillows and throws and keeping everything else white. Even a small amount of green will achieve the desired effect.Continue to 19 of 22 below.
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Dark and Romantic
Green might not be the first color people think of when it comes to romantic decor, but this room designed by Chris Jovanelly Interior Design demonstrates that casual romance can be found with even the most unexpected color combinations. It's not hard to imagine cozying up on the comfy leather sofa, lighting a few candles, and settling in for the night.Continue to 21 of 22 below.
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Because seafoam green is so often connected to health and wellness, some people associate it with the color of hospital walls, and as a result, they shy away from using it in their homes. But this grand seafoam green living room proves without a doubt that it can be used to great effect in residential spaces. To really up the sophistication factor, try accenting it with gold details.Continue to 22 of 22 below.
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Pairing green with pink is a great way to create a fresh and energizing palette. Bold pink upholstered pieces and throw pillows look particularly great against a green backdrop. Make sure to add a dark piece somewhere in the mix to create a grounding effect and give the eye a place to rest.