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Greens that are HOT and Greens that are NOT

Happy St Patricks Day!! 

Green seems to be having a moment again, but not just any shade of green. Here’s which greens are hot, and which are not. Because when you are trying to purchase decor and furnishings off-the-shelf, it’s way easier to decorate with a hue that’s hot. 

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In 2012, I arrived in the home of a Millennial for a consultation. I pulled out the standard greens that I’d been specifying for over 10 years and she wrinkled her nose and said:

“Could I see something mintier?”

Alert, Alert, Alert!  I’m sorry, but no one had EVER asked me for a mint green in my 12-year colour career at that point. In fact, I went out of my way to make sure the greens I specified were nowhere close to minty.

After all, it had not been an ‘IT’ colour since the 80s.

But, mint green had just been all over the runways in fashion and that’s how a new colour often comes back on the scene.

Mint Green Fashion Show

On the Runway in Spring 2012 

Which greens are you into?

Earlier this week I did a little poll on my Instagram stories and here are some of the comments I received:

“My son remodelled his kitchen and painted the walls a mint green. I didn’t really like it, but it was about 7 years ago and he was young and in the know. It did turn out great.”

“Hunter, emerald, forest for my home. I love other greens too but in different settings.”

“Having a REALLY hard time finding rugs in an avocado shade!”

“I think more people are into greens now that the love for plants has exploded.”

So before you get all worked up and say, “Hey, Maria, I thought you said colour is way more timeless than a trendy neutral?” That is STILL true.

Colour done well is ALWAYS timeless. Having said that, colour also takes turns having its moment in the spotlight.

Pink and Forest Green

What about pink and forest green? When pink arrived on the scene in the last few years it was called Millennial pink because that generation hadn’t grown up with it (just like mint green) like us older ones, so they loved it.

Via Pinterest

Forest Green

Then Forest green came back. Three years ago I was on a popular home decor site and noticed that forest green was on several of their ‘in stock and ready to ship’ sofas, and I thought, “No way, is it REALLY going to be the new charcoal sofa? 

But as I mentioned in this trends post, it did a pivot and cognac took over. 

Yellow-(Avocado) Green

Many of my clients still love the warmer, yellow-greens. But as this colour takes a back seat, it’s getting harder and harder to find off-the-shelf pillows, chairs and area rugs in this shade of green.

However, it’s truly been in for almost 20 years, as long as I have been in this colour world. The last time this shade of green was trendy was the 70’s. In my early 30’s when I would pull it out and show it to anyone over the age of 50, they would say “Oh no, I hate that green”.

House Beautiful

Sage Green

Let’s not forget sage green. It was the trendy neutral, aka. sofa of the 90s. That shade of green is back again as well. Dirtier and more muted than the kelly or emerald greens, AND it’s bluer too.

Knightsbridge Sage Green Kitchen - Alex Jane | Kitchens for Kildare, Dublin and Ireland

Via Alex Jane

Olive Green

Jean Stoffer Design

Muted, softer greens are having a big moment, including olive greens. However, the trending olives are not the kind that lean into yellow mossy tones. They are earthy, but not golden. And let’s just acknowledge how unexpectedly huge the green cabinets trend is. Deep muted green cabinets are everywhere.

Green Area Rugs

My team and I were discussing area rugs on our weekly zoom call and the subject of green rugs came up.

In general, we have found that green area rugs are hard to find in ANY shade. However, one of my talented colour designers has a business where she imports carpets from Turkey and she offered up some good insight:

“The Turkish and other central Asians were nomadic and when they made their rugs they wanted to use colours more rich and different than what they saw around them in nature. Then when they became Muslim it was Muhammad’s favourite colour so they didn’t want it to be walked on. More likely to be used for a prayer rug.

I wanted a green rug from Turkey and looked the whole three years we were there. Only modern ones had it and it was sagey green floral leaves. made for foreign markets.”

Here’s the point of my point.

Decorating with current colours is much easier and less expensive because you can find way more items, off-the-shelf. 

Decorating with your favourite green will ALWAYS be timeless for you because you love it and it’s happy. However it’s important to be aware that if you’re decorating with a hue that doesn’t happen to be HOT right now, you will have a very hard time finding retail pieces in that colour. Now you need custom pillows and drapes, for example.

But green remains a favourite. In our modern age, we all crave MORE outdoors, not LESS. And, the green movement is bigger than ever. So I suspect green will continue to be hot, and when the muted, cooler-toned greens and olives of the moment no longer look new, your spring leaf tip and avocado yellow-based greens will definitely be back.

Over to you my lovelies, which green is your favourite? If you are decorating with yellow greens (as I still am on my outdoor deck for example) are you having a hard time finding home decor items?

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  • Avatar Laura says:

    If you haven’t tried Wit & Wisdom absolution jeans you are missing out! Give them a whirl and you will start to love jeans again!!

  • Avatar Jane Beard says:

    My daughter-in-law almost did her brand new kitchen in emerald green. I kept pushing her to your blog, and she is just doing wall paint (easy to change) and backsplash (less easy) in it. You saved her a mint, Maria!

  • Avatar Lorri says:

    I like cooler vibrant greens and spring greens.

  • Avatar Lilli says:

    I learned this the hard way when I decorated my girls’ bedroom and they wanted periwinkle blue at a time when only aqua blue was in fashion. Really made my life hard and couldn’t find any accessories that matched! This time, I was thrilled when older daughter picked navy and peach, which is everywhere now.

    My mother was of the generation where she saw waaaaaay too much minty green in 60s institutional buildings and hated it and would never allow it in her house! I don’t mind it, and have a room that is Copen Blue – though when I saw it after the painter finished, I spent a few days contemplating repainting immediately.

    As for green rugs – my parents had found a hunter green and red oriental and it matched their hunter green leather couch. I really regret letting that go when we cleaned out their house!

    • I’m mad at myself for letting somebody take my sister‘s green dishes that were the perfect color when her belongings were moved into my home when she was diagnosed a rare form of dementia. Losing the dish set has blocked me from going through her things and my parents things because I am so mad at myself for letting that go. And greens are my favorite color — I told him that yet I still caved into the pressure. He had helped me move her things from her storage to my house so I felt obligated to give into his wife.

      I did find 3 green rugs I loved about 3-4 years ago. I’m keeping them!

      • Avatar Melodie says:

        ‘The only things we ever really get to keep are the things we give away.’

        Maybe you could see your kindness differently and be more comfortable with what can not be changed. You did a beautiful thing.

      • Avatar Jenna says:

        I’m so sorry for your pain in that situation. I know it wouldn’t be the same actual set of dishes, but maybe a similar set could be found on etsy or replacements.com. Maybe finding a set that would be sweet and joyful to you. Best Wishes!

      • Avatar Lauren T says:

        Karine – I sympathize with you about your dishes. I’m a dish lover and have fallen in love with so many over the years. I have kicked myself too for getting rid of certain ones. I also have had a few pieces of my very favorite dishes, made by Noritake, since 1982, that I add pieces to from Replacements.com. See if you can find your green dishes there. Even though they won’t be your sister’s exact dishes, if might provide some comfort to get them.

  • Avatar Anita Rosen says:

    If you can’t find a green rug to go with your cabinets than what color(s) rug would you recommend? Of course as a Maria follower the counter tops are white, the backsplash is white subway tile and the floor is either medium tone wood or white tile.

  • Avatar Fran W. says:

    I like greens of almost any shade except mint. Love olive, avocado, emerald and sage. Much of my home is decorated in shades of green and has been for 25 years. It makes me happy, so I don’t worry about whether or not it’s on trend. But lately, it has been a lot easier to find greens in the home décor stores!

    • Avatar Rebekah Davenport says:

      I love greens and love to bring the outdoors in. My living room and kitchen (adjoining rooms) are a beautiful shade of earthy green- SW Coastal Plain. In my other rooms, I’ve accented with greens (including plants!), blues and off-whites. It feels fresh to me, but my favorite color is green and as another reader said, whether it is in style or not, I’ll probably always use some shade of green in my decor.

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    The only green you’ll find in my home is my plants and a couple items of clothing. Just not my color choice for decor. I saw an emerald green velvet sofa that I liked once but would never have bought it because then I would have had to purchase more green. I’m hoping that indigo will come back one day. Try finding decor in that color in the stores.

  • Avatar KJG says:

    Just decided yesterday to go with “Emmie’s Room”, described as a light minty green dusted with avocado, for my sunny den/office. I think it will be a very pretty backdrop for the art I’ve collected over the years which always seems to have pops of blues and greens. This color seems cool to me, and my carpet and white woodwork are definitely on the cool side.

    Twenty years ago I had a sage carpet installed in all upstairs bedrooms and just loved it as it worked surprisingly well as a neutral.

  • Avatar Kathy W says:

    I love the earthy and greyed olive greens. Several years ago I painted my 100 year old bungalow SW Pewter Green and would love to paint my kitchen cabinets a similar color.

  • Avatar Louie says:

    I love yellow greens – just like first photo and have had in my home 20 + years. It just makes me happy . Keep looking for a rug with this colour in it for my living room to go with ivory sofa ,no luck.- so far. Room all ivory and green. Thinking my next best bet is a neutral rug , but not quite ready to settle yet . The hunt continues ..

  • Avatar S W says:

    Since I was a kid I loved deep jewel tones. When I got my first apartment in the 90’s I did emerald in the bath and sapphire in the kitchen and the living room was both plus garnet.
    I have always had a creme and green bath but my fabrics have always been thrift or estate sale finds in the last 20 years. I’d love to get more of the deep tone I truly love but right now the green I have is more sage. The only green I can’t stand is chartreuse when it has a lot of yellow to it. I also have green in the living room, just bits – emerald chair and sage rug but the curtains & house plants tie it together.
    When I was a kid all the adults hated orange probably because of the 70’s decor. I have always loved orange, usually wearing it alot and since reading of Maria liking yellow regardless of trends has caused me to start sprinkling orange in all over. When I find it I buy it and then figure out which room that’ll go in. Right now I’m planning curtains for the kitchen that have blue leaves with cream highlights and orange birds.
    Life is short better to stick to what fits then try to force someone else’s stuff on, makes sitting more comfortable too. I’ve been trying to bestow this upon my children when their taste isn’t on trend or in line with mine – it’s their deal, their domicile to be themselves.

    • Avatar Cynthia says:

      Life is short! Just lost my Dad😳. Embrace what you love is what he said at the end!

  • Avatar Allie says:

    We painted our bedroom mint green in 2009 and still love it! Relaxing Green by Behr. It looks like the green in the comforter in this photo. It always looks fresh, cool and relaxing. We have a very light gray comforter and white blankets and white furniture in the room. Kind of a coastal look. I would repaint it the same color again!

  • Avatar Ann says:

    Maria! Love all of your posts. This one about green area rugs, especially. In the early 80’s, I bought a beautiful oriental with green. A lot of green. For years I wondered what had I done. Now, I’m in style, or at least, trendy. . That will be a first.

  • I love green accents, and skinny jeans, lol! There are so many shades of green that are appealing.

  • Avatar Kim says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Maria! I just love Kelly Green, but since I don’t look great in that color, I don’t decorate with it, even though I have recently purchased a gingham top in Kelly Green and White, a straw purse with Kelly Green leather accents, and a cute pair of Kelly Green and White tennis shoes…hmmm….so silly, too much online shopping, well, anyhoo…I do like Kelly Green and one of my favorite kitchens that I’ve seen in a magazine was small and saturated with super shiny Kelly Green walls and cabinetry…like lacquered or shellac-like glossy. L.O.V.E.D. it.

  • Avatar Becky says:

    I have been loving the hunter greens, but I just cannot do it. It reminds me too much of the era of hunter green and burgundy. I had the sofa, the art, the rugs…so every time I whip it out, it’s like a flashback! 😂

    • Avatar Renata says:

      I always loved green and have been decorating my home with green for 20+ years now. As we are finishing building a new house this year the green obsession of mine will continue and expand. We will have green kitchen cabinets and green powder room this time. I purchased quite a few green rugs from Potterybarn over 10 years ago and it seems they still have them, although in sage color now. See Henley Handcrafted Wool Rug on PB site.

  • Avatar kim1 says:

    I love all the cool shades of green. Basically all except yellow or avocado greens. That forest green dining area above is my favorite of the photos.

  • Avatar Dana says:

    I have fern and leaf greens in my persian living and dining area rugs, and I have picked up those colours in my throw pillows, plants and art work. The other colours in my rugs are cream and dark purple, so I have a cream sofa and walls, and a purple throw. The trio of cream, green and purple makes me feel like I live in a garden!

  • Avatar jess says:

    I still love sage green!

    mints are OK but still remind me of hospitals and institutional buildings and bathrooms.

  • Avatar Lori Loucks says:

    Avocado/yellow-greens are my happy color. Sort of like your yellow is to you. I don’t believe I’ll ever tire of it. It makes my eyes smile when I see it.

  • Avatar Mary Anne says:

    I love green, but not for walls, just accents! I use green thru my houseplants and pillows etc. It’s always fresh!!
    Please let us know the jeans to which you are referring. I have Instagram and can’t find anything pertaining to jeans for us older gals !!

  • Avatar TAMMY CAMP CIANCIULLI says:

    Funny the timing of this article. I have my first REAL client and her WHOLE house is a pale mint green!! ACK!
    She keeps thinking if she brings blue furniture it will look less green. I took a piece of one of her new flooring choices and put it in the corner right up to her white baseboards and had her look at that corner. Heh. It’s even MORE green than she realized.

    Not sure yet if we will repaint or find a way to make it work. this home is a total update coming!! WOO-HOO!!

  • Avatar Susan says:

    I have many different shades of green all over my house. And lime greens in my screened porch that is very visible from kitchen and family room. And a very bright green front door ! Makes me happy! 😁 They blend well. And I LOVE my emerald green velvet couch. I also have blues (Chairs and a settee- it’s a long great room). I was lucky to find an area rug that had green, blue and cognac on line! At first I was afraid it would be too matchy matchy, but it really pulls it all together. I have learned so much from Maria! My house finally make me smile!

  • Avatar Simply Cheryl says:

    My favorite green is F&B Cooking Apple Green. It is so fresh feeling.

  • Avatar Kay says:

    I love greens, although not on walls, but never had a green room until I bought a high quality oriental in sage green and light tan that incorporates touches of other colors, such as dark green and bits of red. My description sounds hideous, I know, but it’s a lovely rug. I found a Stickley bench covered in a subtle print, darker green, that went beautifully with the rug, and ended up with dining chairs upholstered in a greenish gray with a large subtle pencil plaid. Again, sounds awful, but somehow everything came together. There’s a forest green couch and plaid (small, more like checks) curtains in dark green and light tan. And the biggest piece of art in the room is a very large framed photograph of my father’s birthplace in Idaho, with a huge mountain looming over the small house and green everywhere.

    So that’s how I ended up with a green room. People stop when they come in for the first time and say, “This is a beautiful room,” so I do have independent evidence that it’s not the appalling mess it sounds like!

    P.S. The walls are a very pure light gold with no green undertones.

  • Avatar Diane says:

    In the late 1990’s, I had to buy an “emergency sofa.” St. James furniture store was going out of biz and they had a sage green velvet sofa that would work and was very affordable.
    It had several pillows serving as the back, as was the style then, trimmed in gold/black looped fringe(🤷‍♀️)..I still have it in my townhouse. The the sun has faded the sage to a yellowy green. Lol. It works as a neutral and I don’t mind it at all.
    Actually, nothing in my LR “matches,” including the large Bokhara area rug I bought before moving to hide the Saltillo tile floor. (It was $500 at an antique clearance shop)
    The overall effect is rather charming, I’ve been told. Probably due to the antique English oil paintings that were in my husband’s family.
    I’ve realized I have NO desire to be “on trend.”

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Agree! Try W&W bottoms at Nordstrom! I am short and refuse to wear heels most days so I’ll be keeping my pants skinny, thanks.

  • Avatar LC says:

    I have always loved lime greens (not so much to wear, but to use in small doses in decor). Our home is mostly neutral, with fresh white counters, unsealed light travertine backsplash in plain squares with white grout, and cabinets that I wish were light maple, but could only get builders’ grade cinnamon spice stained birch when we got the house. Love the 3 fresh lime color Le Creuset pots that come out from time to time, and fresh lime silicone lidded glass storage jars, and a few other little odds and ends. We have an assortment of other green touches, not many, but love the color. At our last house, we let various harmonious greens take the front stage on a creamy backdrop of soft creamy white beige-flecked berber carpet and SW Dover white walls, and light to medium warm woods. There were touches of Hunter, yes, in a valance here, in a botanical print background there, but also mixed into a jacquard green couch with multiple blending greens. My husband once experimented with painting walls in our bedroom a deep olive green while I was out of town, and while it was attractive, the darkness sucked the life out of me.

  • Avatar Heidi says:

    I think of some greens as neutrals–lime green and olive green–hear me out! I feel like I can add them anywhere and they will fit in, just like denim jeans go with almost everything. Some greens will actually make me feel sick, like mint green, but sometimes I will like an otherwise hated green in certain color combinations. I’m very opinionated about greens.

  • Avatar Rachel says:

    I’m an “older” Millennial (circa 1983) and I’m decorating with a lot of green. I just put up emerald green velvet curtains in my living room, behind my royal blue couch. The mantle has dark blue Wedgwood next to Loeb classical library books with mint green covers. The effect is classical instead of institutional. I have a painting with a songbird perched on an emerald green pitcher, as well as a print of an Audubon drawing where a swan swims through sage and minty green water under a blue sky. The one green I kept out was yellow green. It still looks like the 70s to me, and very harsh. I did pick Schumacher “Citrus Garden” pillows in lime, which has the yellow green in the fruits, but the other colors in the room pull out the dark blue and green in the leaves.

    My bedroom is very minty green I I have a mint green velvet throw which was billed as “Desert Sage.” Just got a lovely arts and crafts antique pitcher in sage green. My throw pillows are William Morris’s Strawberry Thief in slate blue, which has lots of minty/sagey leaves. Because we purchased our home from the estate of an older lady, I have 80s wallpaper throughout, including pale pink on the bedroom walls. I don’t hate it! Eventually will remove it in favor of something more neutral.

    To me, the dark green and pink is pretty but too trendy (great for an outfit, not my kitchen) and the true sage is too depressing and like the 90s. My six year old daughter’s bedroom has forest green wallpaper, and many of her accessories are millennial pink. Buying a house last decorated in the 80s has led to some fun and interesting designs as the colors are now coming back in fashion!

  • Avatar Karen says:

    I painted our half bath one of Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home colors – Silverado Sage. I don’t have a lot of green in our house but I like olive and sage.

  • Avatar Julie S says:

    Green’s my favorite color- I’m an old Millenial – though I definitely don’t like mint or many of the sages. I do like natural leafy green colors, like the color ferns are, as well as the olives that are popular now. It IS tough to find yellow-leaning mid greens in the stores and my last three green pillows were made by moi from fabric I got at Joanns, where yellow based greens still exist, and a custom fabric from Spoonflower.

  • Avatar Sonja says:

    I had a house in the mid 90’s with hunter green walls and natural fir floors that read yellow with white substantial moulding and crown moulding. Loved it but that was enough for a lifetime. Had peachy terra cotta walls in the living room. And moss green walls in the bedroom. So done with those colours.
    Funny thing is that I love pink and bright green with white but wouldn’t use those colours inside. Many years ago, IKEA had these gorgeous pillows with pink roses on a white background with beautiful minty green leaves. I am saving the pillows for the day when I have a chippy wicker outdoor seating and round table. Can’t you see it with a tablecloth and high tea set outside and the chairs backed with pink and green pillows? Surrounded by garden flowers. Fabulous!

    • Avatar Lucy says:

      Wow. Do you know how often I see a factual reference to anything Muslim in North America that is not reductionist? Hardly ever.
      Thank you for stating a historical tidbit about places and cultures beyond here without malice, bias or romanticizing.
      Long time fan of your site and consults!

  • Avatar Martha says:

    I like green in almost any flavor. I have a couch that is a little more muted green not quite a sage green though. I looked high and low for a rug with even a little bit of green in it. I did not find it. I’m not sure I would like a solid green rug. I ended up with a blue and beige and rust rug that went with the side chair. I have found wall art that has greens and blues. I like the rug but I’m not sure it totally goes.

  • Avatar Ana Maria Suarez says:

    Wow talk about coincidence! I was online looking for the elusive fresher green area rug to pull in the colors of a favorite painting when this e-mail arrive. It was validating to hear that there is a reason why I could not find much variety in green rugs.
    For the record, I am in my early sixties, and LOVE the yellow avocado color of the chairs in your picture. I also love the dreamy blueish greens in their place but Not so much the mint that is trending or the all too familiar ¨seafoam¨
    (was that the name?) of the minty green I remember from the 90s

    Maria will tell us 🙂 also if the available choices in green rugs are limited to only ¨muddy¨ palates?

  • Avatar Cindy says:

    For me, it’s the grayed greens. I had my guest room painted in Farrow & Ball Cromarty and it is my favorite room in the house.

  • Avatar Sunshine says:

    I’m an old GenX’er, born to Baby Boomers. I lived through my parents green, orange, yellow and brown decor and I still embrace MCM look that was plentiful in my auntie’s homes. Some of their furniture pieces are in fabulous shape after 70 years. Mass produced, yes, but some quality pieces remain. I’m a minimalist, so it’s easy for me to not overdo any one color, but I always navigate to green in some way. Every shade. Even mint, which shows up more in succulents. It’s like chlorophyll and symbolizes life and growth. Would I like to do more BLUE? Yes, but it’s got to have a bit of green in it, so I love Teal. I have blue jeans (skinny jeans, no apologies, I have looong legs and I went thru the bell bottom phase with so much fabric flapping at my ankles. Done, lol!) and a cobalt blue car. I like the amount of blue I have in my life.

    Quote from Wiki: “Mid-century modern (MCM) is an American design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the United States’s post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernism movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments.

    MCM is being embraced everywhere these days and has been a trend for the last 3 years or more. I wish I had a true MCM architecturally/structurally designed home, (flat roof of different levels, wall of windows bringing the outside in, open concept design) but I’ve successfully curated my interior to be a mix of what I like best from past and present. You gotta have fun and do what you LOVE with what you’ve got!

  • Avatar Alex says:

    I may be ready for minty. It looks and sounds so fresh, especially with a clear icy blue.

  • Avatar Shauna says:

    That is so interesting about green area rugs! We have recently painted two areas of our house in olive green tones. Our laundry/mudroom is done in Magnolia Home Olive Grove, which we settled on after countless samples—and one entire paint job—in a green that didn’t quite work with our blue-gray slate tiles and gray counters. The cooler, dustier olive finally worked! We loved it so much that we chose another olive-y shade, Benjamin Moore Great Barrington Green, for our master bath, and it pops with the black and white hex tile and cream wainscoting. To top everything off, we have antique white/cream trim, which turned out to be more challenging to work with than I ever imagined it could be, but your blog posts have helped tremendously. I always enjoy and learn something from your posts!

  • Avatar Michelle says:

    I love many shades of green! I just paired an emerald green headboard with minty green walls. It’s beautiful and serene.

  • Avatar Kris says:

    When I was planning my wedding 28 years ago, my cousin, who was our florist, told me … flowers come in all colors and they all have foliage in some hue of green. Green goes with everything… I’ve had many hues of green in my spaces and it seems I have often gone towards them. My current favorite paint color is Forgive Quickly. I have found it compliments and brightens many areas in our new home. Looks lovely as the light changes during the day and as the seasons change.

  • Avatar A-L says:

    Hunter/forest green was a favorite color of mine growing up, and my first study was painted hunter green. Over the last 15 years yellow-greens have filled the house and make me happy, and I foresee similar shades when we build our dream retirement house (unfortunately, far too many years away!). I also really like the color of olive green that you’ve chosen, though it’s certainly a darker color than I usually envision as olive green (and not a color that’s currently in my house…but my show up as my retirement study color). I’ve recently been searching for rugs to put down to lessen vibration/impact noise from our upper level to the lower level, and the search has not been easy. Thanks so much for pointing out the reason why!

  • Avatar Vanessa says:

    Emerald green, hands down. But I’ve had a hard time sourcing off the shelf adorable coordinating decor. There is a total of 3 rugs I found w cream and Kelly green – it’s close but I honestly don’t want a mostly white-ish rug where people will be walking when I have pets and hubby. Unless you love cleaning extra I really can’t see the practicality of white soft furnishings unless it can easily be washed/bleached.

  • Avatar Kelly Kay says:

    I continue to be the least trendy person I know. I have never liked green as a color (the 70s and 80s being my first impressions of many of the shades apparently scarred me). Now blues… I love blues.

    And I actually don’t mind greens that you see in water, if they are also with the blues, but I still only like little bits of them, not walls, cabinets, or big pieces of furniture. They just don’t make me happy.

    Possibly because I also associate them with plants, as if they need me to survive, they are not long for this world… 😀

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