Decorate With Green.....Especially At Christmas

From a meaning of colors perspective, green is also the color of growth, the color of spring, of renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of well being. Green has a very natural feel and works so well with other neutral colors. I personally believe that every room needs a touch of green even if it is a plant therefore I use green in every room I design. I love to bring the outdoors inside so I use alot of plants.

 There are so many pretty shades of green to choose from. Lime is very trendy right now (see Decorating With Lime, June ) but for this post I am focusing on more traditional shades of green. And with Christmas almost upon us I want to show what a pretty color it is to build your holiday decorations around. Consider green as the color for your next painting project.


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I love this rich shade of green

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Try using a darker color on your woodwork. This green is pretty against the grey walls.

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Gorgeous use of color and pattern.

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Pretty tree decked out in green and silver.

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Yellow based olive green walls are pretty when combined with burgundy draperies and black accessories.

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 The green accessories against the green wall is so lovely. And the light wood of the antique chest, mirror, and chairs is perfect.

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Green is a good neutral color. See how all the different colors of the books look good against green.

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Green, blue and gold is a great Christmas combination.

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Love the muted green on this pretty painted piece. And it works so well with the neutral wall.

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Hunter green is still a popular color. Keep your trim natural or paint it hunter. White is too stark and not trendy today.

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Anything planted in these gorgeous glazed containers would be fabulous.

The White House Green Room

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A wonderful example of layering textures and patterns.

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Pink and green is so pretty at Christmas. Love the apples too.

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This kitchen has walls that have been stained green. Staining is another alternative to paint.

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Green makes this area soooo relaxing!

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If you only want touches of green, this room will give you ideas on how to make it happen with fabric.

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Green entries are wonderful for immediately bringing the beauty of nature into your home.

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A tropical themed Christmas tree I designed in coral, yellow and lime.



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Coral red and green are one of my favorite color combinations........

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especially at Christmas.

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Beautiful table and the green of the antique tapestry give a perfect touch of this wonderful color to this dining room.

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I used green this Christmas for the sconces in this hall.



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And remember, green draperies make beautiful dresses if you are ever desperate for one.

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