Friday, March 11, 2011

Green is the color of the month

March is here there is so much going on. First of all, Mardi Gras is going on as we speak, St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, right before the first day of Spring. With these holidays, you are sure to see the color green every where you look - green beads for Mardi Gras, green beer for St. Patrick’s Day and - of course - green grass for Spring. AND in case, you didn’t know the birthstone for March is “Aquamarine” (a greenish-blue color). So - GREEN IS the color for March. Bringing green into home design can work in any room and with any home furnishings.

In the Kitchen
Whether you have dark, rich cherry-wood or light, cream-colored cabinets, green is a beautiful accent to any kitchen. A soft, sage green wall compliments rich, wine red décor for a perfectly delicious treat. When your preference is a bright, airy space for your kitchen, opting for sea-green and/or aqua tone paired with bright coral or yellow make for a beautifully sea-worthy eatery.

In the Entry Way
Green in a foyer can be a nice transition between outside and in. Using different tones of green can accentuate the space. Maybe a light shade on the walls paired with dark green home accessories, such as a hanging lamp, glass vessels, or sconces. Of course, adding live, fresh is a great way to bring the outside in and welcomes your guest - as soon as they in the door.

In the Living Room
A dark, rich green adds sophistication and style to a living space to provide a cozy place to cuddle up and read a book or watch TV. Embellished edges and small streaks of contrasting color give a room weight when the palette is soft shades of ivy, sage, and grass green. Some of afraid to add dark colors with dark furniture, but intense green throw pillows against a rich brown leather sofa more than holds its own. Together, the two hues can enhance each other, evoking the beauty of a forest.

In the Bedroom
A master bedroom should be a serene oasis where the worries of the day melt away. Having the subtlety of sea-grass colored walls paired with crisp, white bedding and plush, soft green pillows makes for a refreshing and natural color scheme for a bedroom design.

In the Bathroom
And of course, who doesn’t want their own personal spa retreat just a few steps away? In a master bathroom, a soothing light green wall and soft, pastel towels rolled up on white furniture invites you right in. Adding delicious smelling candles and some beautiful potted (green) plants makes your bath a completely calming atmosphere that acts as your own personal sanctuary and getaway. Adding artwork and home furnishings can make any bathroom a retreat.

If you ever need help figuring out which “green” is right for you, contact J Douglas anytime for a personal Home Design Consultation.

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