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Get your GREEN on......

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

I always love celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It could be my Irish heritage, the opportunity to drink green beer and celebrate with friends, or the fact that I am actually a closet GREEN freak. I love all things green....sage, emerald, kelly, mint. Green makes me happy. If it makes you happy too, you this post is for you!

Here are some fun ways to incorporate green into your home:

  1. Kitchen Backsplash - A seafoam green backsplash proves a perfect backdrop for the natural wood flooring, ceiling beams, and island in this cozy kitchen. The glazed ceramic tiles pick up the room's natural light and accentuate white dishware on the open shelving.

Offset a crisp all-white kitchen with a statement-making green blacksplash. The symmetry of the glass tiles is continued in the room's furniture and lighting.

Accent a neutral kitchen with beaded board in a subtle pastel green. The inexpensive and simple-to-install update instantly adds texture and cottage style to your room.

2. The Top Green Paints that Designers Swear by:

Jewel Green Paint: There are a lot of great ways to decorate with jewel tones, but we think they look best when paired with other dark, saturated colors. Take jade green, for example. Whether it's marbleized or painted as a solid color, this green paint color looks great with charcoal gray and black accents.

Paint colors pictured:

  • Aspen Leaf JG-71, Magnolia Home by Kily

  • Restful SW 6458, Sherwin-Williams

  • Palm Springs Splash DET536, Dunn-Edwards

  • Dancing Jewel MQ6-42, Behr

  • Deep Shaded Grove 30GG 11/099, Glidden

Kelly Green Paint Color:

Intense but bright greens without any neutral undertones energize a room. Employ this zingy color in a smaller, private space such as a powder room or bedroom. Keep the ceiling and trim white for a visual palette cleanser. Richly hued wood finishes temper the color but also pair nicely with its warm undertones.

Suggested paint color: Aragon Green PPG1227-5, PPG Paints

Mint Green Paint Colors: On-trend but completely livable, mint green paint colors can soothe a room. "Mint greens are happy colors that work in a lot of different climates," designer Paige Sumblin Schnell says, as long as the room gets plenty of bright daylight. She favors shades of mint with more blue in them. To find the right shade, she fans out paint chips and goes with a mint that neighbors violet, rather than peach. Paint colors pictured:

  • Mint Gala 6001-7B, Valspar

  • Wintergreen A62-1, Olympic

  • Aloe SW 6464, Sherwin-Williams

  • Garden Room 450D-4, Behr

  • Crushed Mint 19B3, True Value Paints

3. Green Ceiling Color: A soft green ceiling color infuses this living and dining space with a cozy, welcoming ambience. Limited to the vaulted ceiling, the color doesn't compete with the variety of patterns found on the chairs, rug, and throw pillows. Containers filled with leafy plants are natural accents for the earthy green hue.

4. Bold Green Entryway: Painting the doors and trim in a bright shade of shamrock adds playful color to this entryway. The unexpected shade perfectly matches the herringbone-patterned wallpaper. Neutral furniture and rustic brick flooring balance the bold doses of green, while metallic accents add shine.

5. Dramatic Green Living Room: Moody forest green walls give this living room a cozy feel. Open wood shelves span an entire wall, providing plenty of display space for collected treasures. A dark leather sofa, faux-fur pillows and throws, woven baskets, and metal light fixtures provide an interesting mix of textures and finishes.

6. Emerald Green Accents: Give plain dining chairs a splash of personality with a fresh coat of paint. These wooden dining chairs got a lift with a coat of Kelly-green spray paint and playfully patterned seat cushions. The simple update is an easy and cost-effective way to spruce up a neutral dining space.

7. Green Kitchen Island: Taking its cue from the ocean, the sea-green shade in this kitchen creates a light and airy atmosphere. If you love a particular color but are worried it might be too intense, opt for a neutral-hinted version. While sea greens are often more vibrant, the shade used on the island is toned down with a bit of gray. The same shade repeats on the backsplash tile for a cohesive look.

8. Bold Green Bedding: blend easily with almost every other hue. Apply the versatile hue as an accent, on walls, and through furniture with these ideas for decorating with green.

I hope you found some "green" inspiration and that you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day filled with lots of luck and beautiful design!


Picture Credit: Better Homes & Garden

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