2019 has been a year for lifestyle changes. Throughout the spring and summer, many people have reexamined the ways their lives affect the world around them. There has been a great emphasis on making changes that facilitate a healthier environment, including clean and sustainable business and manufacturing practices.
We shouldn’t be surprised when our interior design aesthetics reflect the concerns that are on our minds. And with all this focus on a better stewardship of the earth’s resources, it’s no wonder that the hottest color of this coming season is green. Rich, peaceful, earthy. It’s a nod to our hopes for the future well-being of our planet.
There are so many ways to add new colors to an existing space, giving it an updated, trendy look that fits the season. Let’s take a look at a few of our best ideas for using this season’s hottest color throughout your home.
Keep it affordable with pillows and throws
One of the simplest ways to add color to any space is to change out your pillows and throws. This allows you to keep up with the trends without spending a ton of money replacing out-of-style furniture from last season. Choose neutral colors for your core look. Then you’ll have no problem changing out little things here and there to stay looking fresh and up-to-date.
This idea would also work well with chair or bench cushions. Imagine throwing a splash of color into your kitchen area with some green cushions for the breakfast nook.
Go bold with green wallpaper
If you are really looking to do something more than a simple pillow exchange, you could always go with wallpaper. It’s a bold look, but it’s hot right now. And wallpaper has come a long, long way since the days of geese and pink hearts. Many designs available now are downright gorgeous.
You could use your wallpaper to create an accent wall in your living room. Or if you’re really feeling it, you could wallpaper an entire room. We love the look of a carefully crafted, wallpapered bathroom.
Make a statement with bright accent furniture
Accent pieces in a rich, deep, or earthy green are a great way to add a punch of this season’s hottest color into your space. This is such a fun one because there are so many options to choose from.
Painting a piece of furniture is a great DIY project that will add instant life to any room. Dressers, bookcases, or even your dining room table if you’re feeling really bold, are all awesome ways to incorporate green into your home.
Adding a pair of green accent chairs would be a fantastic way to brighten up your living room. A green headboard could be an amazing statement in your bedroom. Like we said, there are just so many options to choose from. You can really go crazy with this one and do whatever makes you smile.
Commit to green with new tile
If you’re really open to committing to this color choice long-term, going green for your kitchen backsplash or bathroom tile is one way to go. While it’s incredibly bold, it will keep your house looking colorful and vibrant for years to come. And if you love it, go for it!
Use plants to add vibrancy and color
What does green better than nature itself? Bringing plants into your home is easily the simplest way to add that green everybody is dying for this fall. Plants come in different shades of green, too. So no matter what shade you’re trying to bring in, there’s a plant out there for you.
This could look like a couple small plants here and there. Or you could really go wild and stuff plants in every nook and cranny. As a bonus, many plants are purifiers, improving the air quality of your home. Beautiful and healthy!
Find green light fixtures for something really special and different
If unique is what you’re going for, why not try getting yourself some green light fixtures? Pendant lights look fabulous over a kitchen island or bartop. And a green lamp would look great just about anywhere. Another trick to try is trading out your current lampshades for green ones. Less expensive, and easy to change back when the mood strikes.
Love your fresh space!
And there you go! Incorporating new colors into your home can be such a fun project. Just make sure you’re doing it because you truly love it. Remember, you are the one who has to live in it. Now there’s nothing left but to show your fresh space to your friends and family! And if you’re interested in keeping up with the trends, then you’ll also love our article on design details to watch out for in 2020.