We have an innate connection to the natural world – it significantly affects our health and well-being. The addition of indoor plants has even been proven to reduce stress, blood pressure and heart rate – as well as adding texture and interest – meaning they will forever be a must-have feature for styling our homes.
But it doesn’t have to stop there. We associate the colour green with nature and freshness, having a sense of balance and restoration. This makes it the ideal colour for the kitchen – it has the power to promote healthy eating and energy. Whether you go for a bright, refreshing green, or a deeper, statement shade, they are all welcome in the home.
Warmer greens will always give a more luxurious and sophisticated feel. Deep olives, and earthy tones such as ‘Toad’ by Little Greene look beautiful alongside burnished brass hardware and natural solid wood features. This rich aesthetic works especially well for a boot room or utility – it even hides those muddy boots!
Now let’s talk about our favourite shade of 2019/2020 – the beautiful ‘Studio Green’ from Farrow & Ball. The darker you can afford to go with the cabinet colour, the greater statement you can make! Pair this again with aged brass hardware and accessories for a contemporary yet timeless look; and a contrasting light worktop to reflect the natural light, brightening the room.
It is also possible to introduce these hues whilst keeping the scheme light and neutral. Little Greene’s family of ‘Pearl Colour’ shades are lovely example of green-based greys, and would work brilliantly for kitchen wall or cabinet colours for a fresh, organic feel.