Spring greens

Fresh ideas for us­ing in­vig­o­rat­ing yet calm­ing ver­dant shades

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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.

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