Oh to be so very jaded

This in­creas­ingly fash­ion­able colour, like its gem­stone name­sake, can add some Zen-like qual­i­ties to any living space

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - NEWS -

MY ab­so­lute favourite fea­ture colour of the mo­ment has got to be jade: at the last trade fair I at­tended, I man­aged to source some amaz­ing pieces in this so­phis­ti­cated, bold, yet nat­u­ral hue.

Jade is com­monly re­ferred to as a shade of green; how­ever, like its name­sake, the jade gem­stone, it can range from emer­ald to teal to turquoise and other strong greens and blue- greens.

Not only is it be­com­ing a favourite for in­te­ri­ors, I have also no­ticed its emer­gence in fash­ion and other prod­ucts, fur­ther em­pha­sis­ing its ap­peal.

Un­like other fea­ture colours, jade can be used in any part of the house and also in large amounts de­spite its depth and in­ten­sity.

It works well with nat­u­ral wood tones, whites, all neu­trals tones from taupe to char­coal and amp, a mix of the other blue/green tones that it is com­posed of. Avoid mix­ing jade with other strong fea­ture colours though, as they tend to fight with each other.

Used in the bath­room, you can cre­ate a calm Zen-like spa feel when paired back with beau­ti­ful crisp whites of­ten as­so­ci­ated with wet ar­eas. Add a tim­ber bath mat or tim­ber shut­ters to bring the scheme to­gether.

With wall­pa­pers be­com­ing more pop­u­lar, a strong leafy wall­cov­er­ing in jade tones will in­stantly bring a dra­matic, trop­i­cal feel to any living area.

If you didn’t want the fi­nan­cial out­lay as­so­ci­ated with wall­pa­per­ing, paint can be equally ef­fec­tive and a lot less costly. Be sure to team it with stark white skirt­ing and cor­nices to fur­ther ac­cen­tu­ate its depth and rich­ness.

A beau­ti­ful fea­ture chair cov­ered in jade vel­vet or even a cush­ion, along with some well-cho­sen jade ac­ces­sories, will bring a real sense of wow to any living room. Even bed­rooms can ben­e­fit from the in­tro­duc­tion of jade, al­though here I tend towards us­ing it more spar­ingly.

Al­ways re­mem­ber to give a nod to Mother Nature from where this beau­ti­ful hue came and add a pot plant to your scheme.

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