Fresh ideas for using invigorating yet calming verdant shades
As the broad stems of spring bulbs start to raise their heads and the trees come into leaf, we’re reminded that verdant shades are inextricably bound with natural beauty, imbued with an enduring appeal perfectly suited to period homes. At once invigorating, rejuvenating, peaceful and thought provoking, there’s a green for every room and mood, from fresh apple shades ideal for lively kitchens, to deep emeralds for statement dining rooms and delicate mints for restful bedrooms. Hues at the blue end of the spectrum are a great complement to the honeyed wooden beams and stone floors found in country cottages, while yellow-greens such as citrine and olive lend themselves to a mid-century look. Green is also the natural partner to the botanical prints so popular among fabric and wallpaper designers through the ages. Today they’re enjoying a renaissance with a limitless choice of luscious, revitalising designs to inspire a spring home refresh.