I love the colour green. Always have. Especially around this time of year when for me, it conjures up thoughts of spring, and feelings of hope and revival after the winter.
Growing up our family home was decorated in varying shades of green, mostly pale. And generally when I am buying things for the house, I do tend to lean towards a palette of greens and blues. I’ve even created Pinterest Boards called All the Greens and All the Blues to worship all these beautiful hues.
However I find I am not one for colour fads when it comes to decorating. I know what I like and don’t tend to be swayed. It is fabrics I get really excited about more than colours. Although I can’t resist a paint colour chart, I mean who can? There is something in those colours and names that conjure up images of the beautiful Georgian rectory overlooking the sea that I will one day be living in and need to paint (Note to self – must purchase lottery ticket!) Give me a Little Greene or Fenwick and Tilbrook paint chart and I am happy for hours!
But recently I have started to notice a bold new colour appearing in various places that I just find so beautiful. I love it and wish there was somewhere in my cottage where it would work.
It’s a real strong green, a vivid green, a beautiful, shiny, spring apple green. It is bold and yet strangely soothing. It is strong and dark but comforting and cheering.
And now I’ve spotted it, it feels like it is popping up everywhere. I keep seeing pictures of gorgeous green shades in use and I just want to bite into them, they look so delicious.
My current three favourite examples are here:
The first is this gorgeous kitchen from the lovely boys at @MyTinyEstate who are renovating a Georgian estate. See how the green works so well with the brass handles and taps. Love it! Here they have used Fenwick and Tilbrook’s Jade.
The second example is where the green has been used as an accent colour on a roll top bath. The picture is courtesy of the very talented interiors photographer, Emma Lewis and the bathroom is at Number One Bruton Hotel in Somerset. I love how this green works alongside the pop of pink in the chair and adds warmth and depth to what could feel a cold room.
The third image is from the kitchen at Woodcutters Cottage, a holiday home owned by @Roomswithaview - Debbie is a stylist and lifestyle store owner with a fantastic eye for home interiors and this is shown particularly in her holiday cottages. She recently renovated this cottage in Norfolk and the green kitchen is just divine. I would never have thought to have placed a strong green against the red of the tiles but Debbie has used Bancha Green from Farrow & Ball and it works beautifully.
What bold colour would you like to have in your home?