Emerald was named a top trendy color overall for 2013; here you’ll learn some other reasons to include green in your home.
This room has a spring green with a complementary pink in a similar tint and saturation to create a refreshing and playful look.
A research team led by University of Munich psychologist Stephanie Lichtenfeld in 2011 reported that a glimpse of green appears to encourage “the type of pure, open (mental) processing required to do well on creativity tasks. … Green facilitates creativity performance but has no influence on analytical performance.”
So if you want to get your creative juices flowing, you might introduce a shot of green into your work area.
The association of green with growth and freshness, and its ability to facilitate creativity, makes it perfect for cooking up amazing meals in a kitchen.
If reading is your guilty pleasure, a creativity-inducing green space could be the perfect spot for curling up. I love how this forest-green fitted bookshelf unit is lifted by the subtle sage-green sofa.
This soft green makes for an excellent setting for an end-of-day soak. The neutral tones look elegant here with a splash of red — green’s complement on thecolor wheel.
Modern night-vision goggles use a green tint for good reason: It’s the color that the human eye is most sensitive to.
Used here green seems to tie the interior to the backdrop of the garden beyond and is a welcome splash of color in an otherwise monochromatic scheme.