A Trending Color To Try (Again?)

Elizabeth Roberts Design via The Zhush

When I first saw the dark green decorating trend of the 90’s resurfacing (hunter green, anyone?), I’ll admit I was surprised and a little skeptical as to whether it would actually stick around. And I was personally feeling a little more nay than yay about the new trend.

But the more I’m exposed to it, the more it’s growing on me.  Here’s what I’ve noticed:

White makes it fresh.

There’s something about pairing any of the dark green hues against white that instantly makes it feel fresh and current – and creates a striking contrast.

This vignette that I recently shot at our Lakeville store is a perfect example, and was part of the inspiration that won me over to the green side.

Dark green decorating trend: Dining room with dark green accessories, concrete floor, and light wood furniture
Schneiderman’s furniture, art, and accessories

It works great with other greens.

Just as in nature, dark green is very adaptable and it plays well with other greens.  It also looks pretty great with brown, as you can see below.

Dark green decorating trend - mixing greens and pairing them with brown. Custom order accent fabrics

{Any of these fabrics in our Jonathan Louis custom order fabric line would make a really fun accent chair, pillow, or ottoman, wouldn’t they?  Another point for the green side!}

Dark green compliments other current trends.

Other current trends – like white, navy, blush, brass and gold, light woods, and rustic woods – all compliment dark green and create an interesting mix.

No style limitations.

Dark green doesn’t have a style preference, so you can use it in all kinds of spaces from formal to casual, traditional to modern, and everything in between.  It’s all about the furniture, fabrics, and accessories you choose.

The styling on our comfy, casual Alpha Sectional had me feeling the Fall vibes and further embracing dark green decorating – even if it’s just a touch!

Neutral living room with large neutral sectional and dark green accents - sari draped on ottoman adds some cozy

QUICK TIP: Draping a sari or throw on the ottoman is a quick and easy way to mix things up and add some cozy to your decor.

I would love to know what your thoughts are on the dark green decorating trend. Is it completely new to you, or have you been there before? Will you embrace the “new” trend?

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One Response to A Trending Color To Try (Again?)

  1. Denise April 20, 2018 at 8:15 am #

    We just painted our master bedroom in our new home with a dark green accent wall. It really brought a “pop” to that room that was rather drab prior to the paint. I agree with you; I was not over the moon about the green comeback, but now I’m pretty in love with it. The turning point for me was a photo on Pinterest that showed a dark green accent wall against a light pink color painting. It was so classy! We have a lot of dark brown-based furniture that creates an old-time, smoking lounge kind of feeling. I’m hoping to integrate some brass accents for a more contemporary look, and integrate a pop of color to bring the whole room together over time.


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