Colour Feature Sunday – Dark Green

Dark green is a colour that has been known to go in and out of style over the years…but this new version of deep greens is timeless. Many people have been obsessing over Benjamin Moore’s colour 686 Crisp Romaine because it can work in traditional, transitional and modern spaces. Dark green stands for balance, nature, spring, and rebirth. It’s the symbol of prosperity, freshness, and progress.

What happens to your body in the presence of green? Your pituitary gland is stimulated. Your muscles are more relaxed. It’s also been shown to improve reading ability and creativity.

The colour green is the colour of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety.

Dark green is also commonly associated with money. Traditionally associated with finances, banking, ambition, and wall street. Green is soothing, relaxing, and youthful.

The paint colour featured here is 686 Crisp Romain by Benjamin Moore

Colour Feature ~ Hunter Green

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Hunter Green promotes harmony and creates restful rooms in the home. This deep green is associated with growth, safety, and helps to create a cozy environment. It is a natural and ideal backdrop in our homes because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere. Paint your bedroom in a matte hunter green, juxtaposed by crisp white accessories.

Green is at the centre of the colour spectrum and our eye requires no adjustment to it, therefore green is a colour of balance. Green has a fun sense of hope, adventure, and renewal to it, as well as self-control and compassion.

It is associated to renewal and hope, growth and rebirth. It reminds me of spring, the season when all of the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth and life after the cold winter months.

The paint colour featured here is 2050-10 Salamander by @benjaminmoore

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A note from Colour Expert & Interior Designer Meg Quasim

“We are all looking for some balance in our life and a deep green does just that. Open your heart to green and use it at whichever level makes you feel comfortable. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, make yours green to begin with.”

Meg Quasim

2054-20 Beau Green

This color is part of Benjamin Moore’s Color Preview Collection. This collection contains bold hues and saturated deeps. The brand has also released its Color Trends 2019, a palette of hues, ranging from neutrals to rich blues and greens, that all complement each other. Whether you choose to go bold in an entryway by pairing gray with navy or use the gray shade with a mix of other neutrals in a living room, the curated palette is sure to spark paint ideas.

The soft power of brass fixtures and honeyed wood finds serenity against a bold backdrop of Beau Green 2054-20 and Hale Navy HC-154, each from our Color Trends 2019 palette. #ColorTrends2019
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An accent wall in brilliant Beau Green 2054-20, from our Color Trends 2019 palette, delivers a touch of glamour when paired with gleaming metallics. #ColorTrends2019

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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For The Love Of Emerald Green & White…

It’s a bold and modern combination, with so many options for any room. 

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Offices don’t need to be drab. Give your workspace a quirky spin with a dark accent wall, like Fiddlehead Green 2041-20, and modern furniture. CLICK HERE for source

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Give your bookcase personality with a pop of color like Deep Jungle 595 behind Simply White OC-117 shelves.  CLICK HERE for source.

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Feel free to relax in this cozy home in Simply White OC-117. CLICK HERE for source.

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Patterns and dark colors are the perfect match for a space cozy enough for a catnap. Walls are in Hunter Green 2041-10. CLICK HERE for source.

 

Emerald Dining

Elevate your style by adding a dark hue to your dining room!

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From paint, to furniture, accessories and drapes here are some ways to bring it into your home via the dining room!

 

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CEILING

Don’t forget that walls aren’t the only surface to paint, use your ceiling as the feature wall. It’s dramatic yet elegant. This ceiling is painted in similar tone to Benjamin Moore’s 2045-10 Green Bay.  The walls are in a similar to Benjamin Moore’s OC-26 Silver Satin

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FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES

Not ready to paint the walls or prefer lighter tones, try to introduce your accent colours in chairs, art work, vases, area rugs or drapes.

 

 

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Kelly green

The name kelly green for the color originated in Ireland. The name derives from the fact that the surname Kelly, as well as the color green, are both popular in Ireland. The first recorded use of the term kelly green as a color name in English was in 1917.  Kelly green is most associated with the color you see on St. Patrick’s Day decorations. It is a medium, bright green color. It is usually considered a spring color, so you will see it more at that time.

a814abd7c0b0bfcec45447c43758036dPAINTED FURNITURE  such a great way to add a punch of colour to your room

GUEST BEDROOM paint colour, Benjamin Moore.  Appalachian Trail 633

PLAY ROOM paint colour, Benjamin Moore.  Cedar Green 2034-40

BEDROOM Benjamin Moore: walls Rosemary Green 2029-30, ceiling Sesame CC-638 

LIVING ROOM Benjamin Moore: walls Cedar Green 2034-40, bookcase Marlboro Blue HC-153 

KIDS BEDROOM Benjamin Moore: walls Courtyard Green 546 (set by Dwell Studio)