I’m totally colour crushing emerald green right now. Ok I’ve been lusting over it for a long while and now feel compelled to get it off my chest. Maybe it’s the electric velvet like richness, the feel good mother nature greenness or the ‘Wizard of Oz’ ness of this Emerald city favourite. Declared the colour of the year by Pantone back in 2013 it’s no surprise that this luxurious shade is still on the trend radar. I’ve been pinning images on my Pinterest board and felt it was time to share with you why I think it’s such a great colour for your interior design. It looks cool, it’s sophisticated and effortlessly classy, but here’s how to do it.
First up it makes a great accent colour. Simply add it to a neutral monochrome scheme and voila, its like adding a slice of cucumber to your G&T, cool and refreshing. I designed this bathroom for Ideal Home and I think it’s the perfect choice for a feature wall. The intense colour also makes a great back drop for a collection of monochrome prints.
Now if you have got the kahunas then I’d strongly recommend you daub ALL of your walls in this lush hue. Even the woodwork and in the case of this room above, the splendid sash windows too. Look closely and you’ll notice that the walls are painted in high lacquer gloss. Swoon! Very daring but totally on message for the rather glamorous living room. There’s something rather Art Deco about painting your walls in a high sheen finish and the emerald green adds another nod to this era too. Oh and I’m obviously loving that pop of yellow. (They live next door to one another on the colour wheel don’t you know).
Now Emerald green isn’t just a paint colour, it looks GORGEOUS as a furnishing fabric too. I’m totally melting at how these emerald green linen drapes add the edge in this otherwise sombre dining room. No pattern required, the shock of colour says it all. It’s another example of what good chums green, black and white are when all put together. For a similar fabric try Komet Eden by Kirkby Designs.
I’m completely in love with this room design, it ticks my box on so many levels but what caught my eye first was the gorgeous green upholstered set of antique furniture. I especially love how the slubby green linen has been paired with a neutral to show off the curvaceous shape. The emerald chairs breath life and make an othewise rather nice neutral bedroom rather remarkable. I’m totally loving the rough stripped parquet floor and raw brick wall. I think the natural tones sit so well with the green, its the ultimate feel good factor
My heart literally skipped a beat when I saw this design by Cole and Son Launched a few years back. It’s the most wonderful celebration of all things green and would make a fabulous entrance or hallway, especially with the gold key motif. I love the way it’s been accessorised with gold, as that’s the go to metallic for this shade of green. I think I also love this print as it’s got an air of the Emerald City fantasy about it and I just adored that film growing up, and the scenery really made a lasting Technicolour impression on me. There’s no place like home. Especially when it makes your neighbours green with envy!