Color Inspiration: Green Scheme

Yesterday's question of dated decor made us think about color trends that have resurfaced, but in more sophisticated applications. We still may cringe when we see rooms dominated by chartreuse wall-to-wall carpeting; however, in smaller doses, bold varieties of greens have made a come back that's soothing and upbeat at the same time. When used with reservation, it looks equally suited to updated traditional as to hipster modern...

FIRST ROW
1 Acid green barstools lend an edge while still allowing the overall feeling of crisp perfection to reign in this clean trad kitchen.
2 I love the unexpected bold green interiors of the kitchen cabinets. Like the first picture, they add a little spice to the dominate white scheme.
3 Bold stripes and door frames transform the traditional porch into a place of whimsy.
4 The chartreuse throw at the end of the bed brings the whole room to life.
5 Apple green chairs create a bold focal point in an otherwise laid-back, understated color scheme.

SECOND ROW
6 Without the lime green accent this kitchen I think this kitchen would appear too cold, but the small punch enlivens the space.
7 As in nature, a variety of greens adds interest in a neutral setting.
8 Take away the apple greens and this bedroom may read as purely cottage coastal, but the bold dose of green provides a modern touch.

(Images: 1: LeeAnn Thornton, 2: House Beautiful, 3,7: Leah Moss, 4: James Merrell, 5, 6: Living etc., 8: AtHome)

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