Green- moss, lichen, verdigris, acid, grass, malachite, lime, olive, pea, apple, asparagus, emerald, jade, sea green, mint, forest, aquamarine, chartreuse, kelly green, sage, and viridian. Green is restorative, restful color with the same calming attributes as blue. It signifies growth, health, and environment. Both pale greens and deep rich jewel tone greens feel like Autumn to me, so I picked a few rooms in both palettes.
Pale soft autumn greens:
The above room is wallpapered in de Gournay. I love the pale moss green background.
The pale apple green walls above brings a calming grounding effect to the bold ikat chairs and bright pink carpet.
This is a beautiful soft mossy colonial green that is quite serious. The moldings are painted the same color for a soothing seemless effect.
Bold jewel-tone autumn greens:
The deep hunter green walls in the Oscar de la Renta showcase room at Lee Jofa are a sharp and arresting background for the bright yellows, blacks, reds, and tans used throughout. The black mirror keeps the room feeling modern.
Deep apple green walls work well with the wood daybed and bookshelves. The orangey red throw pillows and little brass tables give this guest bedroom a clean masculine vibe.
Room above by Schuyler Samperton
Room above by Todd Romano
Both rooms above pair deep olivey green walls with orangey red ( this reads cozy NOT Christmas!) and zebra rugs for an unexpected pattern.
Jeffrey Bilhuber puts deep green velvet on the walls and sofa. This room is perfect for a fall afternoon. The brass lamps and blue and white china are beautiful. The pale blue pillow and animal print pillow throw in a bit of the unexpected to keep the room for getting too matchy-matchy.
Tory Burch’s apartment also showcases green velvet on the walls. In one shot you see blue and white vases that sing off of the green velvet walls. In the second image you see through to her orange lacquer dining room. Very sharp if you ask me!
Nervous to go for the all green room? Just add a few pops of green for an effect that is just as lovely.
A sophisticated library with malachite objects strewn over the desk and side tables.
Amanda Nisbet has fun in a children’s room with clover shaped green headboards, monogrammed bed covers, green piping around the roman shade, and a green polka-dot lamp shade.
Green paint colors ( as seen in House Beautiful)
1. Benjamin Moore aganthus green
2. Farrow and Ball Verd de Terre
3. Pratt and Lambert 22-20 Clover
4. Benjamin Moore Lafayette Green
Green wall coverings:
1. Farrow and Ball Ringwold BP1638
2. Lee Jofa stillwater peacock feathers #5003950. These are actual feathers backed with paper for wallpapering. I am dying to do the walls of a study in this with teal lacquer bookshelves.
3. Farrow and Ball Lotus Papers BP 2045
1. Peter Fasano Brompton in Sage
2. F. Schumacher #63036
3. F. Schumacher #173631
4. Brunschwig Dzhambul 71099-435
5. F. Schumacher 2643763
6. Kravet #9307-123
7. F. Schumacher #54955
8. Peter Fasano Jaipur in Ocean/ Olive
1. Leontine Linens Rebecca bath towels
2. Venetian sofa by Oscar de la Renta through Century Furniture – 60_22_727
3. Madeline Weinrib Mu pillow in celery
4. Stripe Moquette celadon rug by Vanderhurd
5. Tufted leather corrigan chair through Anthropologie
6. Hand embroidered pillow from Holland and Sherry- Athena EMB686
7. Renee Green Lamp through Tonic Home:
8. Boxed nailhead coasters in faux alligator through Sara Gilbane Interiors