Knowing how each colour works in the pallet scheme as well as what psychological effects it has on us is vital for every interior designer. In this blog post we will analyse and discuss colour green in the interior. This colour sits between blue and yellow in the colour wheel.
Although it is a secondary colour in the colour wheel as it is created by the two primary colours, colour green is the most common colour in the nature. It appears in almost every landscape and therefore pairs perfectly with any colour.
Green as every colour we have looked at so far is associated with many different things, some more negative than others. On one side green is associated with restfulness, security, fertility, harmony and sophistication. However, it also connotes jealousy, inexperience and greed. Traditionally green is also associated with money and finances.
Green colour has a healing power as for the human eye it is one of the most restful and relaxing colours to view. Because it’s the colour that we see day in and day out, we have become accustomed to it therefore it is the ideal colour for background or backdrop.
However, one has to be careful when using green on walls and fabrics as it can look very fake in comparison to the garden greens outside the window. In nature there is not just one hue of green. Even a small blade of grass would contain more than one hue. Therefore one way of utilising green would be to combine multiple hues of green in the interior.
The blue in green colour in a living rooms encourages the guests and members of the household to relax and unwind and the touch of yellow provides enough warmth to stimulate comfort and togetherness. Greens association with fertility makes it a good choice for a bedroom.
You don’t necessarily need to use green as the main colour of the interior as simple accessories or textiles in green will work nicely with other interior colours and pieces without overpowering lighter and more pastel colours.