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It’s safe to say that some of us were less than enthused following the news of Pantone’s Color of the Year. Greenery’s brilliant and near-neon finish errs towards the intimidating, especially when considered within a decor scheme. But fear not, we rounded up alternative shades of green – with a little help and inspiration from a select few who’ve done it well – to help you seamlessly incorporate the hue into your space. Take a look!

Hues Hair, Melbourne When it comes to decorating with green, we’re taking a page out of this salon’s book. The saturated shade of sage coupled with the geometric architecture of the room, as well as the tonal off-white contrast, make for one truly unique finish.


Parlor Green, Ralph Lauren Paint Grassy Fields, Benjamin Moore Hills of Ireland, Behr


Within the Parisian institution of Sinople, a retro-esque take on a celadon green comes in the form of a velvet booth paired with brilliant red dining chairs and a killer surround. Contemplating a similarily-colored sofa for the living room? Take the leap and accentuate the look with pops of red, plenty of natural greens, and warm wooden furnishings.


For those who are working with a whitewashed space, take the opportunity to opt for a daring scheme that entails accent pieces of a bold design. This hunter green credenza, with its brass base, establishes itself as the anchor of the room, complementing the dusty rose ottoman and understated surround.


Pulitzer Hotel’s Pauze, has us seriously considering velvet dining chairs in that saturated shade of emerald. Paired with lustrous brass accents and a rustic, wooden table, the look is pure elegance.

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Daroco restaurant, Paris We’re simply infatuated by the green marble tables in this Parisan eatery. Blue velvet seats, reserved for the booths that are set against an exposed brick wall, display a complementary balance of warm and cool tones. Bring the look into your home by opting for a similarly-toned accent table paired with rustic dining chairs.

Photography by INDIA HOBSON

Prefer the color in a more natural shade? We don’t blame you. Bring the outdoors in by sorting an array of potted plants within a sill or floating shelf to emulate the color in organic form.

Photography by BAR BOTANIQUE

Think of Bar Botanique‘s utterly dreamy scheme as an ode to a modern jungle. The depth of the green perfectly emulates that of the one found in nature, while the deeper cerulean reserved for the bar stools provide a much-welcomed hint of contrast. We’d designate this deep shade for an accent wall in a dining room, accenting the look with a small cluster of potted greens.

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Don’t be afraid to mix and match varying shades of green, so long as they’re roughly part of the same tonal family. In Stockholm’s ultra chic Bar Central, a medley of greens blend in effortless harmony, merged with alternate textures, patterns, and styles. A subtle shade of pink brings about a helpful contrast, while the zigzag-printed ceiling lends a playful detail to the space.


Green Jacket, Ralph Lauren Paint Vardo, Farrow & Ball

Photography by INDIA HOBSON

This dreamy vignette proves that a single color can go a long way in terms of establishing a focal point within a room. Couple a dusty shade of green wall paint with an overflowing floral arrangement and a handful of rustic furnishings for a truly captivating scene.


Green Blue, by Farrow & Ball