The Rue Style Report: The Greens from Mint to Kelly

Green Color Story

Moss, mint, lime sorbet. We’ve got a style crush on the color green, especially when it comes to decorating the home. This is a hue that borrows from nature and has a penchant for recharging and refreshing tired eyes. It’s a little bit of luck, a little bit of envy, and a whole lot of life.

For inspiration, we consulted with our sharp-as-a-whip stylists for easy tips to bring green (from pistachio to forest) to the domestic space.

1. Opt for Neutral
“I like chartreuse accents in a neutral home. They look great with minky beiges.”
– Brittany C.

2. Paint Inside the Box
“Paint the inside of a cabinet Kelly Green – it works with every other shade of green and will add a pop of color to the room.”
– Alexandra R.

3. Go Small (or Big)
“I love the color green! How about decorating a mantle with different green objects like small vases, frames, candle pillars, plants, and even a stack of books covered in pretty green paper? I also like the idea of a really bold light fixture, globe, or chandelier in a daring green!”
– Maureen D.

4. Get in the Kitchen
“Personally, I get sick of color really quickly in my home, so I’ve integrated green mostly in my kitchen. I have a couple aloe plants, and green apples and limes usually in a big bowl on the kitchen table.”
– Lauren D.

5. Look at the Ground
“I think a great pop of color can be used on the floor of a room, such as a rug, or floor pillows.”
– Evan C.

Our The Rue Style Report: The Greens from Mint to Kelly Boutique opens Friday, August 5, 2011 at 11AM ET.


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