By Megan Slack published
We're all a little bit excited about green - the color of the moment whose organic hues are blessing our interiors and turning our homes into a verdant paradise.
The appeal of green is unsurprising - as its vast palette injects elements of growth and renewal across the walls of our homes, at a time when we all need it the most. From the zesty tones of lime to emerald's rich complexion - there is a green for every modern home. However, with so many shades to choose from, it is hard to know which particular green to begin with - until now.
If you're looking to go green, then start with the suggestions of some of our favorite designers, who share the natural hues they have welcomed into their own homes.
See: Best green paint for interior and exterior walls - an expert guide to making the right color choice
Eva Sonaike, Creative Director & Founder of Eva Sonaike
Nobody knows color quite like Eva Sonaike - the London-based designer who has established herself through her daring color spectrum and signature rainbow hues. So, we couldn't wait to hear all that Eva had to suggest.
'I love Lick's Green 09 (below). I am just about to paint my dressing room in this color. It is a pale green but light and refreshing at the same time. This shade feeds my senses and evokes a feeling of happiness and hope in me.'
'Lick are also launching their first outdoor paint, and I am contemplating painting our rear extension in this shade,' Eva added.
Tara Benet, Tara Benet Interior Design
New York-based designer Tara Benet has painted the Big Apple green, as she has graced luxury homes and commercial spaces across the city. Wherever she goes, however, she carries her trusted shade - Tarrytown Green by Benjamin Moore.
'Green is a great color to bring warmth to a room that may otherwise feel too neutral. Tarrytown Green by Benjamin Moore is a paint with rich tones that I often use in bedrooms and offices,' Tara shared, before suggesting colors the shade works well alongside.
See: Bedroom color ideas: 24 paint colors with impact
'It looks especially nice with warm woods and bronze metals.'
Martin Waller, Founder of Andrew Martin
In the wake of Andrew Martin's new paint collection, Founder Martin Waller suggests two shades to bring into your home - Guatemalan Jungle and Canopy (below). However, the designer offers his suggestions with a stark warning that might just surprise you.
'Having painted a room green, it may take time to accustom yourself to the look. You're likely to be horrified. People find it difficult to cope with change. Leave it for a week, and your feelings will alter. I suspect you won't hate it, and if you do, repainting isn't that difficult.'
'If you are still hesitant, start your transformation in a cloakroom or small bedroom, since richer colors work well in such spaces, despite the accepted wisdom that white paint makes a room seem larger,' Martin added.
Now we've got the green light from the experts; the only thing we need is the courage to make the change.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.
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