Green With Envy

Be one with nature with Shadow Leaves, Shadow Silk and Mineral.

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SHADOW LEAVES

Step in to nature with Genon’s Shadow Leaves. This large-scale, meandering, almost translucent, leaf print rests atop its coordinate, Shadow Silk. Make a memorable organic statement in public areas, feature walls, and more. Summer Rain, Snow Beauty and Black Pearl are some of the 10 colors shared with the contrasting silk.
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SHADOW SILK

Accenting horizontal colors craft a decorative, yet refined, woven look in Genon’s Shadow Silk. These organic banded hues, across 25 colorways, create a dramatic silk and coordinate with Shadow Leaves.
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MINERAL

Inspired by nature’s rock formations, Genon’s Mineral showcases the mined qualities of textured stone, with 18 hues that range from plaster-like to jewel tone combinations.
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winter mint…

ac3a6b2c3e98b18de8c76dea5ebad619This tone is the perfect backdrop to neutral tones.

7e855ddb3e7a6d406e8aec89bb1208f5We love this elegant wallpaper in tone on tone shades of green/blue.

a7d9c9a55ee8be6d411e06596cd3544bThe walls and millwork painted out in blue/green gives this space a modern feel.

9c423f63a38576a244c6d564b686ec93Another way to bring in this fantastic wintery mind is in accessories such as these pillows.

d81ab665b09b86124cac67eb7e205a79This teal like tones is more green than blue, giving it a rich luxurious look and feel.

Dark On The Ceiling?

Did you grow up believing that ceilings had to be white — or, at the very least, a paler version of the wall color.

Dark ceilings, even black ones…can hide a multitude of sins, call attention to something you want to emphasize or instill a touch of drama.

Here are some reasons to consider painting your ceiling black.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.38.22 AMTo add drama. Take away the furnishings and finishes in this room, and you’ve got a pretty humble plasterboard box. The black ceiling adds architectural interest where none existed and makes the space feel far more interesting.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.16 AMTo draw attention to a view. Sure, this view would be beautiful even if the ceiling were white. But notice how the black surface draws your eyes toward the vista, kind of like a red carpet unfurling in front of you?

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.02 AMTo define an area. It can be hard distinguishing one space from another within an open floor plan. A black ceiling can do the trick, without the hassle of room dividers or area rugs.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.45 AMTo conceal a mess. It can be tough to hide all the ductwork in a basement ceiling. Covering it with drywall can rob you of precious headroom (not to mention money). An inexpensive solution is to paint the whole thing black. It won’t eliminate the problem entirely, but it’ll make the mechanics far less prominent without lowering the ceiling’s height.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.16 AMTo make a ceiling look taller. Sounds like a contradiction, right? But when you can’t see the boundaries of a room, it can appear bigger. This is especially true if you paint the tops of the walls black as well.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.26.59 AMTo emphasize trim. Got some awesome millwork? Make it pop by painting the surrounding surfaces black.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.26.50 AMTo echo other elements in the room. If there’s a lot of black elsewhere in the room, a black ceiling can tie things together and create a unified look.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.07 AMTo make a ceiling look lower. High ceilings always sound good. But in reality, they can make a space feel cold and imposing. Black paint will make the ceiling feel lower without sacrificing space.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.28.09 AMBecause the walls are black. If you’re going to take the plunge and paint your walls black, do you really want to wimp out on the ceiling? The bedroom here is dramatic and supremely sexy, but it wouldn’t have worked half as well without the black ceiling.

The same holds true for this bath. Since bathrooms are self-contained spaces, and people don’t usually spend a great deal of time in them, they’re an excellent place to try something a little bit daring.

Screen Shot 2014-03-26 at 10.27.36 AMBecause the rest of the room is black and white. Chaplin, houndstooth, The New Yorker — some things just look better in black and white. In this case the black ceiling is a nice echo of the black floor, and the stringent motif makes the few touches of color pop.