What’s on-trend about green?
Shades of green were huge in many of the runway collections for 2012 and they’re showing up all over, from fashion and accessories to cosmetics – yes – green nail polish. That, of course, means we’re going to see lots of green in decor too. This month, green is especially significant as the world focuses on Durban and the outcome of the COP17 climate change conference. Green has never been more important.
Are you a “green” person?
Green is nature’s healing colour. It provides balance and harmony and has come to symbolise health, growth and vitality. People who love green often have a strong social conscience, and are always willing to help people even if it is at their own expense. They tend to be dependable, diplomatic and sensitive, and to strive for balance, harmony and stability in their lives.
Is green right for you?
In decor, soft greens are soothing and calming, both physically and mentally. Green helps people to feel connected to nature. The relaxing qualities of green make it a great stress reliever – when feeling stressed, one instinctively goes for a walk in the garden or park. Green also has wonderful healing qualities, though dirty and acid greens tend not to have these same qualities.
Is it right for your room?
Depending on the shade used, green can be used in any room in the house. Soft greens have a calming and relaxing feel and are great for bedrooms. Deeper shades work well in dining rooms and family rooms. Green is also becoming a fashionable colour for furniture. If a colour scheme is not working well, the addition of green plants can often make the whole scheme suddenly appear balanced.
Which colours make it work better?
The complementary colour to green is red. However, as can be seen in nature, green goes well with all colours. It is considered a “natural” shade in nature and goes beautifully with neutrals as well as fuchsia pinks and purples.
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