style at home: see green | lifestyles

Every year, Pantone chooses a color of the year for all of us to enjoy. While I love periwinkle, this year will be all about green (at least for me). I’ve been a big fan of green for years (and pretty much my whole life), but I turn up the volume on my obsession. Greens are having a big year in 2022, from avocado to emerald and sage — and I love them all.

Green is a wonderful year-round color that symbolizes rebirth, growth, and life in general. While some people try to turn it into a negative jealousy hue, I’ve always found it to be a relaxing color, both in nature and in interior design. Using green in your home is a fantastic way to bring an earthy and established essence to your spaces.

One of the best things about the color green is its versatility. So many shades of green work wonderfully in a home. For rooms with an earthy palette of neutrals and browns, I lean more towards greens with the same undertones as sage and forest. If your home features bolder shades of navy or deep red, jewel-toned greens like emerald and jade are a great combination. Then naturally bright and vernal greens can be added to almost any color pairing for a kick of freshness.

Incorporating green into your home is easy, whether you want to go all out or take it easy. Don’t be afraid to be bold! While it may seem a little far-fetched to go all out and paint your room a shade of green, the payoff is well worth it. While this color might be out of some people’s comfort zone, it’s not as scary as it might seem!

If wall color isn’t the direction you want to go, start with the small things. A surefire way to introduce a new shade is through your throw pillows or art. Many of our fabrics contain shades of green that can slowly increase the volume in your home. While a set of pillows or a new botanical print will add color to your room, it’s important to set your palette with the addition of a few strategic items. Lamps are a fantastic way to add a new hue to your home and create a cohesive look throughout your space.

Adapted from Katie Laughridge is the owner of Nell Hill’s, an interior design facility in Kansas City. For more information contact Katie at [email protected].

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