At MHM Professional Staging, we love using color to turn an ordinary house into a buyer’s dream home. Each month, our designers share a color that inspires their designs. This month, our trending color is Greens from Sherwin Williams (SW 6748). It’s quite fitting for December since its one of the core Christmas colors. As a jewel tone, it can add richness and depth to any room. It’s a gender-neutral color that is attractive to most eyes.
About the Hue
Green is often associated with nature so it makes sense that it’s considered the most restful and relaxing color for humans to view. It is also associated with life, renewal, and growth. It’s a soothing color known to help ease anxiety, nervousness, and depression. It can bring a sense of hope. Depending on how you use Greens, it can create a look that is elegant and luxe.
How and When to Use Greens
Use as Pops of Color
Greens is best used in pops of color since it has a low LRV, or light reflecting value, of 10. This means the color doesn’t reflect much light. You should always consider how much light a room gets before deciding how much of it to paint. We don’t recommend using it for a whole room since it will make the room appear smaller. Avoid this color if you’re planning to sell your home soon since it can be difficult to paint over. You can make a bigger impact by using this color as a strong accent like adding in green curtains or throw pillows. For another strong look, add green anchor pieces like furniture into a mostly neutral room.
Mix in Metallics
As a jewel tone, Greens looks amazing with shiny metallics like gold and brass. The shine on the metals really makes the green pop. These metals also add warmth to your space. Mixed with the green, they give off regal vibes that can make you feel like royalty.
Accent Greens with Plants
Make your space extra lush by accenting Greens with plants (live or faux). This will add an extra level of interest by adding texture. The calming effects of green paired with the plants will turn your space into an oasis.
Greens works well with many other colors. It looks especially stunning with blacks and whites. Create a more stylish setting by placing pops of green against a black and white pattern. For instance, place a green velvet couch on a black and white checkered floor. There’s something about green velvet that creates a luxurious feel. Greens also look beautiful with rich caramel colors and natural wood tones. Pair a green living room wall with a caramel-colored leather couch for a chic, elevated look.
Since Greens is a darker shade, pair it with colors like White Mint (SW 6441) and Pure White (SW 7005). These shades will balance it out and create contrast. Greens also mixes well like with other jewel tones like Vigorous Violet (SW 6838).
Create the Perfect Holiday Color Palette with Greens
For the holidays, we’ve put together a holiday color palette to inspire you and put you in a festive mood. We paired the Sherwin Williams “Greens” with an “Enticing Red”, light gold, and reddish-brown. You can use this as a guideline for decorating for the holidays, setting up a tablescape, or wrapping presents. Happy holidays to you and yours!
Book a Color Consultation
Color can turn an ordinary house into an extraordinary home. As professional designers, we can help you determine which shades will work best for your home—inside and out. Contact us to book a color consultation with one of our talented designers today.