“He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals. ” – Oscar Wilde

Fresh, lively and always in style, green will make your home come alive. Even in abundance, this colour palette is calming. Mix pale greens, splashes of lime and shades of emerald.

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another. Nature and letters seem to have a natural antipathy; bring them together and they tear each other to pieces. – Virginia Woolf

Slight variations and tonal differences of shades of green can be used throughout a room using fabrics, carpets and paints. It works best to temper strong greens with milder hues,  like lime with a beautiful olive green.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. – Doug Larson

For more colour advice, hear from Anne Roselt, Plascon’s colour manager, about the Colour trends forecasted for 2015.

First Published in Elle Decoration Issue 86.