The best way to freshen up your space is with a new hue. But that doesn’t mean you have to go through the hassle of painting. Sometimes less is more. And introducing a new accent color may be all you need to do. It’s easier and less expensive than paining an entire room. Not only that, but using an accent gives you the ability to safely add a more daring color that you would not want painted on the walls. Or it just gives you the chance to try a new color that you haven’t used before.
Green is one of my favorite colors to use as an accent. Not the deep emeralds or pine greens. I like the slightly lighter, warmer greens. Think of how the leaves look in early spring. They haven’t fully developed so their color is lighter and not as pronounced as late-summer leaves. Know what I mean? This green can easily transform into a neutral, so it looks great with a variety of other background colors, such as a deep gray (shown above in my dining room). Take a look at these other examples:
It’s very easy to add in green (or any other accent color for that matter) with throw pillows, chic lamps or side chairs:
Or create drama with long, luxurious curtains.
And don’t overlook the bathroom. There is no shortage of pretty wallpapers and these days, many styles are removable. Or you can just include a few accessories for around the sink.
Green represents nature, newness and wealth. Who wouldn’t want to be surrounded with that?