In honor of Saint Patricks day this Friday I'm going all out this week with a blog post each day about green interiors. No not environmentally friendly interiors (which I should do a post on eventually) but interiors that have major green elements in them. Today we start with green walls, I'm going with the more bold green for this week. Muted and pastel greens are always a huge design element but I want to go bold and show how beautiful the Kelly's, the Forest's, the Fern's, the Jungle's, the Moss's and of coarse the SHAMROCK GREEN'S!!!! So lets jump in because I personally am very excited about this weeks posts!
By the way the first photo is from Jenny Komenda of Juniper Studio or Little Green Notebook which is a must read blog. This photo has been a favorite of mine FOREVER!! I love Jenny's fun style in all her designs, but she also is a major DIYer like myself and posts a lot of articles about stuff she does around her own home so its full of awesome ideas. Once I buy my own place you better believe I'll be posting lots of DIY articles but for now lets keep talking about some awesome green rooms!!!
Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore's Bavarian Forest.
First off we have a room I shared to Instagram a few weeks back and inspired me to do these posts. What you are seeing above is an article in Architecture Digest of fashion designer Marc Jacobs New York townhouse he shares with his bull terrier Naville. This is probably one of my favorite shades of green for walls. I painted my kitchen wall in my Chicago apartment a similar green and it was the star of the whole place. I'm also loving the way the green is accented against the creams and brown tones ini the room. The simplicity of the bedding really adds to the room and that mirrored wall adds to the modernism of the room.
Paint Colour: Unknown
Above is a green thats a bit more bright and the perfect colour for a fun boys room. It was designed by Whaling City Cottage. It has a very modern taste to a english styled room. The bedding and bed frame really accent all the vintage art int he gallery wall and it all compliments each other very well. A great way to pull off colours this bright is to add the white recessed panel molding really helps calm down the effect. I really cant get over how great the artwork compliments the green and just makes this a perfect little boys room.
Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore's Bunker Hill Green
This really spoke to me, I love the traditional elements here but its still so fresh and modern at the same time (which is totally my style). Everything works in this room, to the shape of the mirror (I can only see a bit but its enough for me to tell its spot on) to the vanity, and the artwork and the cement tiles (which I'm so obsessed with right now and I feel the cement tiles are here to stay). This is a room I want to see more of and I had a hard time finding more photos as it was a photo the designer Kate Marker of Kate Marker Interiors took of her own bathroom. She mention in a Instagram post of the photo that she is so glad she took the risk and I'm glad she took it too because it's paid off big time. Benjamin Moore even used this photo for its "New 2017 paint colour trends".
Paint Colour: Benjamin Moore's Vintage Vouge
Here this green is a bit more muted but since they have covered everything in the muted green it really speaks as a bold colour choice. I also love the simplicity of the molding and architecture details, with of coarse all that green! Its very very traditional space, something right out of the 1800's but they brought it to the 21st century with the bold paint choice. It's spot on and great way to show you can stay traditional with a fun flare.
Paint Colour: Farrow and Ball's Calke Green
The last image I wanted to show was this green ceiling. I cant find the original source so I have no idea what paint colour is here or who designed the space but its been pinned to my Pinterest for a few years because its just perfect. Its everything to me, its bold and a pop of colour you for sure were not expecting which I think is always a great design choice. I would love to create a similar pop on a ceiling for a client if they let me if not I might need to do it to my own place someday.
Jess Goodwin is an interior designer located out of Northern New Jersey, but does work all over the United States. She has a huge passion for interior design and architecture and all things design related to be honest. She's been working in the industry for over ten years now and been designing her whole life, thats not an exaggeration.