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As an ASID Interior Designer specializing in residential interior design, I simply love using the color green. Why? To sum it up in a single word, “versatility”.  Like a great black dress, the color green can be dressed up or dressed down and can be paired with so many colors.  Best of all, there are so many shades and tones of greens to choose from.  One of my favorite shades of green to use is the color of Jalapeno pepper.  What I love about this rich shade is that its deep yellow undertones not only creates a bright, warm interior, but also looks so amazing with a myriad of  colors, from pure white to eggplant and other citrus colors such as orange and yellow.  The color green , also adds a level of sophistication to an interior especially when paired with other strong neutrals like white, black, and chocolate brown.

How to incorporate green into your décor

From painting an accent wall, to incorporating green into accessories such as artwork and toss pillows, there are a large number of options.  I really love using bold rich green tones as a wall color and one of my favorite shades is Fresh Cut Grass (color 064-6) by eco-friendly paint company Mythic Paint.  As their exclusive Brand Ambassador, I can also tell you that their colors go on silky and smooth and truly add luster to a room.  Not ready to take the plunge? Well why not use bursts of rich green in your accent pieces such as artwork and accessories (such as toss pillows or bedding).  While colors like yellow and amethyst work well with green, so do colors like blue, charcoal gray , as well as pure white, black and chocolate cocoa brown.

Why is green the new neutral?

I believe green is one of the few colors that is on trend, without being trendy.  It is really a standard color that stands the test of time.  Shades such as Hunter Green are often associated with traditional interiors, while shades such as dill pickle (which I’ve used in children’s rooms) and even chartreuse add a modern edge.

Chartreuse and chocolate is an elegant and timeless color combination!  Interior Design by Cathy Hobbs, ASID (www.cathyhobbs.com)

Jalapeno pepper looks incredible with black and white!  Interior Design by Cathy Hobbs, ASID (www.cathyhobbs.com)

Shades of green such as dill pickle can be subtle yet powerful! Interior Design by Cathy Hobbs, ASID (www.cathyhobbs.com)

Don’t be afraid to go bold! Interior Design by Cathy Hobbs, ASID (www.cathyhobbs.com)

When it comes to kids rooms, why not have a little fun with it! And think green! Interior Design by Cathy Hobbs, ASID (www.cathyhobbs.com)

Interested in more ideas? The popular on-line decor site SheKnows.com, shared with it’s 4 million unique monthly visitors for green decor.