Dark green is one of my favorite colors – yet the green I have in my own home only comes from house plants. It’s always been a tough sell for my clients – certain greens look dated and tired to a lot of people. Clients will think nothing of painting a room dark blue, but they are extremely hesitant about using dark green. That said, this very morning I helped clients choose a darker green-gray for their exterior paint and we then moved on to some interesting greens for their living and dining rooms. Green is definitely making a comeback after being out of a lot of homeowner’s minds for almost 30 years. Some see green as being associated with greed, money, jealousy and even camouflage – I find dark green a restful, easy color with just a hint of mystery… I’m making that last part up, but I could talk myself into believing it. It does remind me of fir trees in the Rocky Mountains which always give me a little thrill.
“Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
Laura is a Denver-based Interior Designer who runs an Interior Design Studio based in sunny Colorado with a strong commitment to livable and interesting interiors. She also runs The Colorado Nest, a Denver blog about Design, Art and Life in the Mountain West.
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