Shout-out to St. Patty's Day: Decorating with Green | RC Willey Blog

Shout-out to St. Patty's Day: Decorating with Green

Posted by Andie on March 16, 2012

With St. Patrick's Day coming up this weekend, I thought it only appropriate that we talk about the color green.  While it might not be your signature wardrobe color, there are so many pretty shades and tints of greens out there that it's hard not to find at least one that you like, especially when it comes to home decor. 

 

 

 

Last fall I enrolled in a color theory class at the business college nearby just for the fun of it.  It was absolutely fascinating. Did you know that colors can and do have a very real emotional effect on us?  It turns out, green is one of the most fabulous, complex colors on the color wheel.

 

 

via pinterest

 

In design, green often symbolizes balance, stability, renewal, growth, nature and wealth.  Depending on the amount of blue and yellow that make up a hue of green, it can be warm or cool.  

 

Greens can carry the traits of blue or yellow, which can be problematic/interesting because they are so fundamentally different.  Blue typically represents authority, efficiency, productivity, complex thinking, and tends to have a calming, soothing effect (it's actually been proven to lower blood pressure).  On the other hand, yellow represents excitement, happiness, cheerfulness and sheer energy!  Marry the two of these colors and you've got a lot of emotional possibilities!

 

Whether you prefer soothing or vibrant, you're sure to find a green that fits the bill!  From kelly to olive, to emerald to lime, you can make just about any green look fantastic in your home!  Here's some of my favorite examples........

 

 

Olive Green

 

via apartment therapy

 

 

Kelly Green

 

via apartment therapy

 

 

Sage Green

 

via martha stewart

 

 

Sea Foam Green

 

via the decorista

 

 

Lime Green

 

via apartment therapy

 

 

Forest Green

 

via apartment therapy

 

 

Teal

 

via apartment therapy

 

 

Mint Green

 

via hillary thomas designs

 

 

Avacado

 

via pinterest

 

 

Emerald Green

 

via steve gambrel

 

 

Moss Green

 

via padstyle

 

 

Turquoise

 

 

 

Which color of green would you use to decorate your home?

 

 

 

 

FYI.... Congrats to our Vacation Getaway winner this week, Dustin, from Las Vegas!

 

 

Congrats Dustin!  Sign up now for your chance to win next Friday if you haven't already!

 

 

 

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