One would ask, “Why green?” It simple – green is refreshing, inspiring and calm; just like Mother Nature. And as much as green is a great color to choose, pairing it up with other colors can be quite a task. Adding hints of grey may actually do the trick though. Even though grey is not technically a color, it’s a great choice for basically anything. It’s fashionable, it’s hip, and just like black and white, grey never goes out of style. Whether it’s a green accent wall or a few seafoam green throw pillows, adding a pop of green has the power to completely transform any living room. If you want a more dramatic feel, be sure to indulge in colors like dark moss and emerald green.
Most modern homes simply use a backdrop in white, gray, beige or even light cream and then add different layers of decor and accessories to usher in brighter hues. But for those looking to go down a different path, green offers that perfect blend between understated class and vibrant beauty. Instead of just using a few accents of green, embrace the refreshing and natural brilliance of the color this fall and winter as you start prepping your home for the holiday season ahead. Grey may be a tricky color to pair with, but when mixed just about in the right amount; the space you are designing will make anyone speechless.
Today, we will be showing you that even when grey are not really that dynamic for a color, adding some greens as accent will definitely create a great focal point.
Effect of a Green Sofa
The green sofa is a nice way to provide your family members and informal guests a calming and reassuring feel, especially if you can find accessories with a suitable shade. Of course, the materials, size, and style of such a sofa will affect its comfort and longevity, but the green color with its different shades will enhance the timeless look of your place.
To keep your sofa easy on the eye, you can use a sofa and cushions with different hues of green according to the colors used in the room. If you have a dark green sofa, you can create an interesting touch with different colored pillows such as a suitable degree of gray, magenta, sage, or pink. You can just use white or light grey pillows to enhance the natural and relaxing look of your green sofa, especially if you have a neutral colored setting.
In your traditional space, the green velvet sofa with the right shade will add a unique combination of luxury and warmth. Such a green velvet sofa can enhance the cool touch of your living space along with blue walls and a blue patterned rug in addition to white pillows. Instead, you can create such a cool feel with a lime green sofa and emerald green pillows decorated with polka dots.
If you have an eco-friendly living space, you should get a green colored sofa with sustainable frame and fabric materials to enhance the look and idea of the space. For this purpose, you can use a sofa with bamboo or natural latex frame and long-lasting fabrics and filling to reduce the footprints over nature and use only one or a couple of sofas along your lifetime.
Along with your green sofa, you can enhance the relaxing look using zero volatile organic compounds to paint the wall, bamboo or cork floor, recyclable accessories, and certainly LED lighting fixtures. You can still use a tufted traditional sofa with wingback and timeless materials in your eco-friendly living space to combine luxury with natural materials.
The green walls in this modern living room are beautifully offset by a white entertainment console and accent chairs. Combining green and white is a great way to obtain a fresh and energizing design aesthetic.
Green Color Used To Enliven The Contemporary Living Room
As a rule try adding a deeper and rich shade of green to a small room that is already dark and sophisticated in its appeal. Larger living rooms with high ceilings and an open floor plan look beautiful with walls painted in lighters tones of the color. Use greens that are far too bright and glossy in a retrained fashion as they can overpower the other features of the room and seem too gaudy when used excessively.
Green brings a soothing element to any space. By using a range of tones in this living room, it prevents clashes and brings harmony between the shades. Placing artwork on a picture ledge means the display can easily be changed without having to re-hang anything.
Try A Trend-Proof Pattern
Nothing can date a room like an of-the-moment motif, so it’s wise to keep it classic. A blurred ikat or elegant fretwork like this is great at setting off interesting furniture, and is easy to mix with other patterns, provided you stick to a shared colour palette.
The unusual combo of the dark moss green walls and coral accent couch make this room a contemporary haven. The pink modern sofa not only adds visual interest to this room, but it also ensures that the red accent pillows and rug don’t give a dreaded Christmas feel.
Living rooms in yellow and green are incredibly popular, and each color seems to bring the very best out of the other. In fact, many shades of yellow and green overlap to create a beautiful visual effect that blurs the lines between both colors. When using yellow with green, the popular trend is to use a mellow yellow shade for the backdrop and a vivacious green as a secondary hue. This color palette never seems to fail and delivers an enchanting interior that looks even more alluring during fall and winter months. Cheerful, fashionable and easy to work with, a green and yellow color scheme has endless possibilities!
Decorating With Green
Green is one of the easiest colors to decorate with. Why? Because despite the fact that it lives on the color wheel, green can act as a neutral. Try pairing various shades of green with just about any other color, and you’ll find the combination can work beautifully. Green is also a relaxing color that is associated with nature and wellness, meaning that green rooms tend to make us feel good.
Jewel tones are known for being lavish and intense, and deep emerald is no exception. It’s a striking color that always turns heads, particularly when used in abundance like in this living room vignette.
Green brings a soothing element to any space.A mixture of mossy, lime and apple hues, complemented by warm wooden flooring and furniture, is the ideal decor for a living room in a busy family home.
Try Deep Green With Copper
Go glam and team sumptuous fabrics and papers in forest green with high-shine copper highlights for a luxurious feel. Copper is a great accent for a living room as it’s glam, but has a warm tone that makes a space feel cosy.
Large windows that allow lots of natural light make sure that this room isn’t overwhelmed by it’s dark green hue. Try pairing rusty orange with a sage green to achieve a similar tribal vibe.
Gorgeous Peacock Blue Backdrop With Emerald Green Accents
Lighter shades of green and blue also blend marvelously and help in designing a breezy and contemporary living room that has a pleasant ambiance. While the yellow and green combination creates a warmer, more intimate appeal, the blue and green mix brings home the breezy delights of summer!
Give your walls some stencil style by defining panels with vibrant green, then stencilling a trailing floral design onto the green in white paint. Tone down stark white upholstery with textured and patterned cushions.
Give more punch to intricate furniture by setting it against a bold, zingy colour. Sticking to white furniture and flooring will add to the effect.
Bring The Outdoors In With Modern Botanical Style
Breathe life into a white decorating scheme with mixed shades of green and displays of real (or fake) plants. Our tip is to layer several shades of green for lush contrast – here, the blinds and a throw have been edged in a fresh lime fabric that stands out against the sofa’s deeper hue.
Kelly green and wood accent pieces make this room feel fresh, yet rustic. Combining green pieces like the luxurious couch, ottoman coffee table, and wood side console is a great way to bring the feel of nature indoors and the perfect combo to give a living room a fresh aesthetic.
Smart Use Of Symmetry To Create A Snazzy Living Room In Green
If an elegant look is desired, try adding some gold accents to a green room. Gold has a way of adding a luxe factor to every style of the room, and a traditional space like this room designed by Tobi Fairley is no exception. The gold mirror is the focal point of the room yet it helps draw out some of the rich green colors in the fabrics and accessories.
French windows dressed with full-length curtains in a lily of the valley print bring a vibrant hit of pattern into this living room. The bold country look is completed with apple green furniture.
This living room teams dark green with earthy browns and yellows for a simple scheme that feels warm and vibrant.
Combine Teal Green And Tobacco For A Classic, Confident Look
Deep teal green has the unusual quality of making a room feel cosy and enveloping in winter, but cool and shady in summer. Bring it to life with woods and leathers that have an orangey undertone for a pairing that’s direct from nature. Add a shot or two of indigo blue and whether you create a room that’s rustic or glamorous – or somewhere in between – this colour mix will exude quiet confidence.
A natural feel is highlighted in this living room with the use of nature wall art, large windows and a unique ceiling fan. The addition of orange accent pillows add just the right pop of color to offset the green walls.
Liven up a living room with a statement wall design. The chimney breast-width panel has been painted a zesty lime colour, with decorative plaster mouldings adding interest. An unusual geometric coffee table continues the quirky mood and goes perfectly with the colourful striped rug.
Keep Things Fresh With Lichen And Limestone
Reinvigorate your home with a fresh yet calm palette of pale green and soft beige. Found in nature, these airy shades are easy partners. Use an equal mix of the two, then add shots of bright white to stop them looking murky.
Subtle colour rises need pattern for interest, so work in textural and botanical prints, and use faux or real flowers to underline the colour palette’s natural inspiration.
The oversized accent rug, floor to ceiling art work, and a marble fireplace grant the luxurious feel in this bespoke living room. With the olive green walls being the only bold color in this room, it just goes to show that you don’t need a crazy color palette to pull off a good living room design.
Orange and green is the perfect combo for those looking to make a statement. Take a note from this living room’s design and add a contrasting hue to the backboard of a bookshelf.
Explore The Palette Of An English Country Garden
A lot of the latest looks for green are bold, daring and edgy. But if you’re looking for something less intimidating, turn to your own back yard for inspiration. This fresh take on classic rose and sage is as pretty as you like, though industrial coffee tables on hairpin legs keep things contemporary.
Invigorate Your Space With Spearmint And Denim
Mint is the perfect colour to give your living space a cool, refreshing vibe. Create an informal, effortless feel by mixing it with relaxed denim blue and slate grey, then bring the whole palette to life with pops of crisp white, chartreuse and zesty lime. Make it mellower in winter by switching in accents of navy blue and soft purple.
Layer Green On Green
Shades of green work beautifully together, so don’t be afraid to mix light and dark, and both blue- and yellow-based palettes. Here, a green statement cabinet has been set against a wall in a similar tone, to classy effect.
Colour Block With Millennial Pink
If you’re willing to be brave, colour blocking can reward you with a stunning and impactful new look. Here, dark sage green walls, a Millennial pink corner sofa and and a mustard yellow armchair and cushions work together, creating a joyful and welcoming scheme that’s never jarring.
A bold green and gray pairing might just be what your living room needs. Remember that little changes in your space can have a big impact. Try a floor lamp to add some softer lighting for a cozier feel or if you want to add a functional statement piece, you could always try a unique coffee table .
Let Purple Reign With Emerald Green
For a truly regal sitting room, let emerald green play consort to ruling heather and violet tones. Mix in some spring green accessories for vibrancy over the summer months, and work in some brass to bring more glamour to the look.
Let Blue And Green Be Seen!
Blue and green should never be seen,’ the old adage goes, but we disagree! Mix just about any blues with any green (plus their sophisticated love child, teal) and you’ve got yourself an effortlessly harmonious blend.
Proof that small living rooms can be both stylish and functional. The bright pop of lime green found in the ottomans, throw pillows, and vases throughout this modern living room play amazingly well off of the geometric blue couch cushions and wood accents. The combo of a bright color paired with wood is a wonderful way to help create an inviting and fun space.
A high gloss, textured green accent wall pairs perfectly with the large windows in this contemporary living room. The addition of green makes what would be an otherwise monochromatic room feel vibrant and welcoming.
An accent piece like this fabulous chaise longue is a great way to add the luxurious feel of moss green to a room, without getting your hands dirty with paint. This chair is pictured in velvet grass, but it is also available in a multitude of other colors and fabrics.
A pink accent wall combines with the adjacent minty hues to create a tranquil vibe in this small living room. To ensure that such a tiny space doesn’t look overly busy, curtains have been used to hide any clutter on bookshelves that might make the room feel overcrowded.
Dark and dramatic, the pink overhead lighting, the dark green couch and a designer table lamp enhance the powerful aesthetic of this living room. Of course, the two lion heads mounted on the wall don’t hurt either.
If a mid century living room what you are after, green can play a key factor. The lime green accent wall in this design is beautifully offset with dark leather accent chairs, a large ottoman, and brown beamed ceilings. One of the pieces we absolutely love in this room is the mid century modern coffee table called the Noguchi table, designed by sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
A large chevron rug and bold patterned green curtains make this a fun space for entertaining. There is plenty of seating with the plush green couches, white ottomans and sky blue accent chairs.
The off white rug in this living room charmingly contrasts against the medium green wall and mint green couch cushions to create this cozy haven. With the addition of a matching floor and table lamp, it is the perfect place to snuggle up with a blanket and read a book or catch up on your favorite TV shows.
This open-concept living room is simple, yet brimming with style. The flat screen TV is highlighted with a green backdrop and built-in cabinets. These cabinets are a great place to stash DVDs, gaming systems, and any other items that might visually clutter the room. By decluttering your living room, you can make room for fun accent pieces like the trio of decorative vases pictured in this design.
Flow is essential for good design, especially in open-concept spaces, and color can help you achieve that goal. Here we see the same seafoam green on the living room accent wall be carried to the dining area and displayed on two of the chairs. The continuation of color is essential to tie this space together. Note that the a clean, bright white and modern gray have also been used in both rooms.
In this living room, green has not only been incorporated through the paint color and accent pillows, but also through the plants on the wall shelves. This long and narrow room benefits from the mirrors above the couch as well. Not only are they stylish, but they help the space look wider.
In this living room, the plants not only tie in the green accent chair, but they also soften the look of the concrete wall. Love houseplants, but not sure what you should get? Be sure to checkout the indoor house plant post we featured a while back where we discuss some beautiful, yet easy to maintain plants.
mall, yet stylish and regal, this cozy space greatly benefits from not only the large impact of framing the window in a bold turquoise, but the smaller details as well, like the assortment of throw pillows and green vases. See more photo of this fabulous living room
This funky living room has a bit of a retro vibe with it’s Sputnik Chandelier, tile floor and low furniture. Bright colors have been thoughtfully utilized in this space with the illuminated green side wall and sunshine yellow artwork. Visualizer, Mario Maleš, knows that you don’t necessarily need to use a lot of color, you just need to use it well.
This elegant Scandinavian style room is a small, but mighty space. Although most people wouldn’t think to put a love seat in the breakfast nook, this design makes it work by tying in the green cabinets with the color of the couch.
Color blocking an accent wall in your living room can have a big impact. Not only is it modern and stylish, but it can create some much needed contrast. The sage green color on the wall allows the white leather couch to become a statement piece in this room.
A large wall terrarium draws the eye to the back of this wondrous living room. Although such an extravagant project may not be in your budget, a large nature painting or mural would have a similar effect
The combination of the concrete accent wall and greenery make this room feel like an urban jungle.
Green Brings Cheerful Ambiance To This Airy Living Room
Add drama to a large room with a warm shade of olive green. This particular shade is inherently cozy, making this large living room designed by Begrand Fast Design feel cozy and intimate.
Green Brings Cheerful Ambiance To This Airy Living Room
Painting a single wall a vibrant shade of green allows for some fun without a major commitment. While a whole room done in this bright shade might be overwhelming, a feature wall accented with a green rug and garden stool adds fun and excitement without overpowering the space.
Farmhouse Style Living Room In Green
Pale sage is a beautiful backdrop for warm antiques and classic English Country furnishings. With the wall color being so pale, it reads like a neutral and blends well with the other tones in the room. The black fireplace inserts and convex mirror accent space and provides a grounding effect.
Mediterranean Style Living Room In Green
When decorating with green, it’s often a good idea to look to nature for inspiration. In this lake house living room the bright green walls are accented with warm wood architectural elements and a stone mantel. Hey, if it’s good enough for the outdoors, it should be good enough for the indoors!
Mediterranean Style Living Room In Green
A tone-on-tone room isn’t for everyone, especially when it’s such a strong color. But for green lovers, a room like this is a dream come true! In this type of single-color room be sure to include some focal point, so the eye has a place to rest in the sea of color.
Silk Drapery And Wallpaper Bring Green Into This Home
Pairing green with pink is a great way to create a fresh and energizing palette. Bold pink upholstered pieces and throw pillows look particularly great against a green backdrop. Make sure to add a dark piece somewhere in the mix to create a grounding effect and give the eye a place to rest.