In the middle of this endless pandemic, I felt a great need for peace (who hasn’t, right?). Automatically, I painted shades of green in my living room. It’s good to have darker tones around areas you need or plan to look at for a long time, such as television.
Below, a dark grayish-green to give that relaxed TV view.
At the top, a very light water green gives light and doesn’t leave my room too “closed.” I was happy with the result, which brought me a feeling of tranquility and peace. That’s what these shades of green do to me. But there is an endless amount of shades of green (and any other color) available to use in our homes, and each one of them gives us very different sensations.
Besides, of course, each has “his story” with colors: What gives me a feeling is that it can give you another one! The countless shades and, above all, the life story of people with colors are always more important than general statements about colors. But since I don’t know its history, I can only talk about the generic, which studies say most people feel with shades of green.
So let’s see:
Shades of green in the room
Shades of delicate green in the (almost) monochromatic room
Living room with green bookcase and blacklight sofa
It’s likely that most people who look at this photo “feel” that shade of green on the shelf as delicate, light, refreshing. Some will think it’s a “dull green that looks good in a child’s room,” but the black details help compose a not “childish” environment. The pillows and decorative details add the necessary vivacity to brighten the environment, see?
Greenroom with light green sofa
See the variety of shades of green in this other monochromatic room.
Most part (wall), an almost grayish blue-green, gives the mood more serious, less refreshing, and cozier than the previous example. Mixing tones is more accessible because almost all of them are “dirty” (greyed out) like the tone on the wall. This creates harmony and unity. The simple decor reduces the seriousness of the wall and relaxes the atmosphere, along with the light tones of wood and beige—a simple environment, but with personality.
Light green and blue room with green sofa
In this last, almost monochromatic example, the intention of bringing the green from the outside in, in a fresher, relaxed, or even colder way, is clear: Notice the practically blue floor. The internal tones are more excellent than the greens of plants, “lowering” the room’s temperature. The only “warmer” and stronger tone given by the sofa draws attention due to the contrast.
Shades of green in the dramatic room
Room with black wall and green velvet sofa
The green velvet of this sofa, the other greens in the decor, and this black wall create many impacts. The living room is dramatic and has luxurious touches with golden accents. It pleases those who like to expose their strong personality in the decor. Others may find it all too exaggerated.
Green room with wood
In this room, there is drama, brought by the almost black wall and the dark greens, but the decor is bare, even with golden details. The wood in shades of honey and the white of various objects “lighten” and creates strong contrasts, “lighting up” this cozy room.
Focal point in shades of green in the room
Focal point room using greens
A different idea, the painting on the wall, like a painting, uses two shades of green: a vivid one and a grayish olive which helps in the impression of depth emphasized by the dark blue. The brown of the sofa and the pieces and floor in light wood balance the palette, “soothing” the impact of the painting and warming the environment.
Neutral green kitchen and wood
Here a wall in the kitchen is a beautiful shade of bright, dark green, which creates the focal point of this entire area in neutral tones. I missed green in the rest of the environment, so there was more interaction between colors, balance, and unity.
Sharing environments with shades of green in the room
Sharing room with colors
We even think there are two photos, but it is the excellent use of colors to divide environments. The green of the living area, along with the rug that covers it does this very well. Using colors to divide small rooms doesn’t take up any space.
Visually modifying the dimensions with shades of green in the room
Room in green, white wood, and gray
The high ceilings are camouflaged here by the delicate green that doesn’t reach the top. Even discreet color draws attention down, and we forget that the room is three or more meters high.
Room decorated with sofa and green wall
The same happens in this photo, with a more closed green that, together with the decoration, gives a nostalgic vintage air to the room. In the two rooms, several greens were very well used and spread out in the environments.
Plants give shades of green in the room
Wood and brick room with plants
The terracotta, the color of the bricks, is an excellent company for the greens that fill this welcoming room.
Furniture in shades of green
Pink room with green sofa
Rose and green look good, yeah! See that the sofa’s green is intense and the pink is delicate. This choice makes a difference in the color palette.
Living room with green and wood rack
The honey-toned wood is an excellent pairing for the green of the furniture, together creating a beautiful focal point.
Cheerful and open shades of green or gray and closed?
Green dining room with light wood
I love this room full of light, which mixes a cheerful, open green and pale wood. The dark chairs add the necessary contrast that makes the color palette adorable with the perfect addition of blues.
Dark green dining room with rattan chairs
A closed green and grayish (almost brown) is excellent for a more severe or formal room. It gives sophistication and doesn’t tire the look for the industrial style (which mixes with more classic items in this room).
And now, which green are you going to use in your living room?