Considering going green?

Go green: Green represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature. Use it in spaces you want to encourage creative thinking.
Go green: Green represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature. Use it in spaces you want to encourage creative thinking.

Decorating experts the world over will advise you to live in a neutral world. 

They concur that a neutral colour scheme makes your home easier to sell and decorate. 

But living in a beige coloured world is not much fun. 

If you haven’t experimented with colour before, it can seem daunting. 

Especially when there seems to be so much written about how colour can affect mood. 

The scientific studies related to this though, remain largely inconclusive. 

It’s best then, to find a colour that makes you feel good and start to experiment with it. 

Get funky: Painting your walls in a bold colour can be a brave move. It can also take a ho-hum room to something spectacular.

Get funky: Painting your walls in a bold colour can be a brave move. It can also take a ho-hum room to something spectacular.

A good place to start is with green. 

Green is one of the easier colours to decorate with. It is the colour of nature and plants and if you are a follower of Feng Shui – you will know that it represents growth, vitality, abundance, and nature.

To keep the look modern, stick to dark forest greens. 

Pair the colour with timber. 

The patina of wood fits naturally with green and you only have to look outside your window to see it works well together. 

White is an obvious choice when choosing decor items, but don’t be afraid to match bold with bold. 

The effect of black or gold on green is quite striking and will bring your room to life. 

Dark forest green is seen as a traditional colour and is often seen in the regal palaces of Europe. 

You can pair heavier, more traditional furniture with this look, but don’t discount keeping things relevant and and using fresher pieces against your green walls. 

Lighter timbers work equally well and the use of a bold background will bring out the design element of your furniture. 

Green is a great base for any room and evokes the feeling of intelligence and creativity, so get out the paint and go green today.