Green is one of the easiest colours to decorate with and is perfect for creating a laid-back, soothing atmosphere. No matter what shade you prefer, this calming colour is sure to make a gentle statement in your living room.
A little greenery goes a long way in a room and perfectly captures the optimism of summer all year round. Even a deeper, moody green acts as a neutral backdrop for wooden furniture items. For more inspiration, read on for our naturally brilliant green living room ideas and leave feeling green with envy.
Why decorate in green and grey?
A refreshing colour palette and versatile hues, green and grey come in many different shades from dark, moody greys to bright and cheerful limes, and will complement many other colours in your living room.
Green and grey living room ideas
1. Transform your room by painting your walls in a bright green colour
Remember to never be afraid of a splash of colour. Whether you prefer a glossy or matte finish, a bright shade is a great way to add a pop of colour to your living space. Paint all four walls of your home or add a feature painted wall behind your TV to create a stand out look.
2. Contrast your wall colour with a luxurious green velvet sofa
To make a real statement finish in your living room, paint your walls a bold bright colour and match with a luxe green sofa or armchair to add a subtle contrast to lighter and darker shades.
3. CHEER UP A ROOM WITH A GREY WOVEN SOFA
Pick a vibrant wall colour that will add vibrancy to your room morning and night and make your small space feel larger to the eye. Pair with a can’t-go-wrong grey woven sofa to add texture and style to a room.
4. CHOOSE A COOL GREEN COLOUR FOR AN ELEGANT LOOK
A bold colour choice doesn’t have to mean an attention-grabbing hue. This modern living room benefits from the cool green shades on the wall and brightens up a smart, formal scheme. Wooden furnishings add to the uplifting and natural aesthetic.
5. GO FOR A TWO-TONE CONTEMPORARY FINISH
For a bolder look, introduce green into your living room with another bold shade. Our tip is to paint one half of your wall green and the other half in a complementary colour palette.
6. DECORATE WITH PLANTS TO ADD A NATURAL FEEL TO THE ROOM
Plants are one of the easiest ways to add green accents to your home. Not only do they look great, they also help to reduce pollutants and encourage cleaner, healthier air.
Complementing green and grey with wood
Reflective of the natural environment, it’s no surprise that fresh shades of green and grey look great alongside natural materials such as wood, rattan and bamboo.
To achieve a biophilic aesthetic – which is all about bringing outdoor elements inside – combine green hues with natural furniture items such as wooden shelving units, coffee tables and side tables to create a calming, relaxed atmosphere. Wooden dining chairs are a great way to introduce a wooden element into your dining space, and work just as well alongside a wooden dining table as they do with a contrasting industrial style.
Dark and wooden furniture tends to lend a formal look to a room, so choose tones that match your furniture with ease, whilst ensuring it adds touches of warmth and texture.
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