Super greens

Green is good for you. Not just the veggies, I’m talking lush green interiors. 
 
Nature’s very own green brings balance and harmony to your space. Gorgeous green
offers a classic counterpoint to any other colour as it does in your garden.
Houseplants are back in a big way (the more the merrier) reconnecting us with nature and making even the most urban environment feel naturally happier. 
 
When I moved house (20 years ago!) I inherited a utility room in bottle green. I wasn’t a fan
– it looked dense and overpowering. Now had it been a glorious emerald green with loads
of luscious plants and cacti it might be another story…

Choose your green with purpose and think about where you want it to go, make yourself
a moodboard for inspiration. Grab some tester pots to make sure the greens work in the
space you’re changing. I usually paint a piece of cardboard so I can walk around with it
into different corners of my room to fully see the effect.

The tropical trend is still very much in vogue, so this Summer, (it is coming…honestly…)
veg out… relax, refresh and revitalise inside and out.
 
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Here’s my moodboard choices this week. Some inspirational (like my hosta and primrose)
and some great products too:
 
1. Deep green with deep blue a sumptuous duo, refined and elegant. 
2. Bright emerald green with white and black - fun and smart.
 
3. Cacti wallpaper - fun and flamboyant - express yourself.
 
4. Green mix with purple tones for grown up relaxed living.
 
5. Chartreuse flock a vibrant contemporary geometric.
 
6. A striking contemporary, vinyl textured paper
 
7. Green with pops of sunny pink. Bold and fabulous.
 
 

Blue is the colour

I'm looking out of my office window at the most glorious blue sky. It's so uplifting to see some sunshine at last.

Blue is an all time favourite of mine, the colour of sea, sky, and (apparently) the colour of sincerity and inspiration. Trustworthy blue is used in many corporate logos. Think Visa, American Express, BMW, Facebook, Twitter...

If you're thinking of decorating with blue, the tone is the key so make sure you buy tester pots to double check you're happy with the feeling you are trying to create.

Cooler blues (without any red) can feel distant and cool, so use with care. Fresher blues can work really well in a bedroom (calming, lovely to wake up to) and it does make a small space look bigger! It makes bathrooms crisp, fresh and clean.

The colours on my big blue mood board are all on the warmer side of the spectrum, welcoming on a front door, assured in a library and a natural backdrop to your kitchen.

Share your photos with us on social. We really want to see your blues! 

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1. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/designers-guild/prussian/121615

2. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/designers-guild/borage-flower-blue/120922

3. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/little-greene/tivoli/90611

4. https://www.designerpaint.com/products/albany/kentucky-blue/8173