Decorating with Color

| May 14, 2009 | 1 Comment

I read some amazing tips from the Country Living website that will instantly refresh your decor by trying out a few new color shades.  Given that most of our readers are apartment renters, these tips will accommodate those with limitations!

I will be splitting up these ideas into five blog postings, one blog for each color. These will provide specific details with each color palette for creative decorating tips. What’s on today’s agenda? The color green!

Pair pale green with other pastel shades for a retro look.  Fun details like a trendy lampshade and a wall display of plates add character and charm!

A neutral couch can be given a tropical feel with botanical-print pillows and broad-leaf potted plants.

Apple green paired with white makes for a cheery and inviting room.  It also happens to be a very big trend in home decorating!Green Plants in Decor

Don’t forget to include nature! You can add beautiful potted plants to complement any space (see photo)!

In a white, airy dining room, a green tile area rug will help ground the space. Dark wood furniture would also balance the bright white elements.

Another great color combination is green with aqua! A green furniture item, such as a couch or chair, partnered with cool aqua creates a fun but relaxing room. A geometric area rug with those colors can help bring the combination together.

Kelly green linen curtains enhance the elegance of old world furniture and provide a touch of color. White pillows with green patterns would also dress up a room as well as add flair for the otherwise traditional space.

Green sofas give a garden air to a space filled with pale neutrals. Light, bright colors are good candidates for airy spaces with tall ceilings and ample windows. This is actually how I’ve decorated my place; paired with beach accents it’s a very calming environment.

Green HutchThe same feeling can be accomplished in your kitchen! Vintage dishware in icy blue, watery aqua and shades of green throughout a space creates an environment that is inviting to guests and calming for the cook. Place those dishes and other décor items inside a green hutch, shown on the left, and you’ve created a fabulous focal point!

Source: Country Living and Better Homes & Gardens

Category: Apartment Organization, Decorating, Entertaining, & Dining

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  1. cleanstar says:

    Your are very right about the right colors to choose. Whenever someone asks me for the suggestion of wall colors, I tell them to keep it a neutral color. This way they can add decor and accents with any color that they like. I love your pictures here, and apartments aren’t any different than homes when it comes to decorating. Keep up the good work.

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