This month it’s all about going green – not in an eco way, although it’s always good to do your bit to preserve our natural habitat – but with a melange of shades from lichen to olive.
Green goddesses sashayed down the A/W 2013 catwalks at fashion weeks around the world for designers such as Lanvin, Miu Miu, Gucci and looked stunning doing so.
And it’s not just the fashion pack who love green; interior designs are embracing this positive and rich colour in all its green glory.
Green is a colour associated with balance, nature growth, renewal, healing and regeneration – all things we are instinctively drawn to as we move into spring.
And this is one seasonal trend which looks set to stay around – with Pantone’s top ten colours for Fall 2013 including three shades of green – linden green, deep lichen green and of course the ubiquitous emerald.
It’s precisely this versatility which makes green such a hit with designers. You probably already have green toned pieces in your home; it’s just a case of accessorising them properly and bringing out the lush green hues.
For example, you can update last season’s sage check cushions and throws by mixing in darker or brighter green accessories, such as the West Cushions in Bay Leaf from Barker and Stonehouse which are filled with the softest duck feather and down inners.
A moss green carpet will give you a beautiful natural look which works perfectly with earthy rust tones as well as shades of green, while an emerald carpet is the ultimate in glamorous flooring this season.
Alternatively get the look with green rugs such as the striped Regatta rug or mix and match the same design in different shapes for an eclectic look. We love the Persian styled Living Treasures rug in green which is also available as a runner or circle rug.
Dining chairs which can be used in doors or outside look stylish in the spring or summer. Barker and Stonehouse has the Kartell Maui chairs in green and pale green or the Victoria Ghost collection in a light translucent hue. While these lime Filia barstools will add a shot of citrus to a green themed kitchen.
Larger items such as the green checked Wesley accent chair in ‘lindhurst olive’ are a bigger investment, but so long as you’ve chosen a timeless style you can adapt the look you’ve created with a change of wall colour or accessories.
So this month, bring a little bit of the outside in with some gorgeous green furniture and accessories.