Welcome to the first in our ‘Colour of the month’ series – our focus for this month is Green – the most vibrant colour of our Mother Earth!
"Green is the prime colour of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." --Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1600-1681
There are many facets to explore when dealing with colours on an individual level – the effects they have, their usefulness in décor; whether in big chunks or just a dash, here and there, their symbolism – the list is endless.
The colour green is one of the most soothing, youthful, harmonious and optimistic colours of the spectrum and when used in a room; whether on the walls, cushions, furniture or candles – it makes a statement; either in bold or subtle tones. It’s one of those colours that you just can’t go wrong with!
Light green hues create a fresh and spacious feel in rooms, while darker shades are generally used in offices as it is meant to increase productivity and concentration.
Some favorite combinations with green are:
Green-Yellow: creates an ambience of optimism and looks beautiful especially during the day-time. For example, when a white sofa is highlighted with a few pale green cushions and a lighter shade of yellow throw, one can’t help but feel that the room has a cheery look to it.
Green – Brown: a more dramatic turn to the color, brown is used with darker shades of green or olive green, to create a warm, inviting, earthy feel. This combination is more of a favorite and can be found in several homes due to the ease with which furniture can be found in shades of dark brown.
Green – Blue: this proves to be a more rarely found combination and does quite the opposite of the 2 above. It gives out a cooler, more energetic vibe; almost like that one would find at a Mediterranean beach – totally energized and ready to have some fun!If you’d like to see a big patch of green in a room, be sure to use a rug – it makes for a lovely conversation piece as it’s not a color a lot of people generally choose. Alternatively, if you’d like to pepper a white and yellow room or a brown and red room with a few green accessories – you can’t go wrong with some of Colour Dekor’s favorites – cushions, candles and table top arrangements!