Seeing Green

When you think of March, you think of green! Spring is coming and a few warm days quickly reveals green shoots springing up from the brown earth. Green is a color of expectation, promotes tranquility and reminds us of nature. And don’t forget to wear your green on St. Patrick’s Day—or you risk getting pinched!

When you’re thinking about how to work green colors in your home, consider the feeling you want to create in the space. Do you want your family room to give people a burst of energy? Or do you want it to feel more peaceful and relaxed? Figuring this out first will help guide you through the many choices of the shades of green.

You also want to think about how much color you want to bring into a space. Both, pastel greens & dark rich greens, can work well as whole room colors. However, brighter shades of green, work better for an accent wall. One thing to keep in mind is how the natural lighting in the room affects the green paint hues. Typically, brighter greens can affect the appearance of your skin tone. So, you may not want to paint your make-up area or bathroom lime green.

As March greens up, remember you may just find your next room color at the end of the rainbow!