In colors ranging from lime to mint, see pictures of 10 of our favorite green living room designs.
For Jane Scott Hodges, owner of Leontine Linens, a 19th-century home became a showcase of her unique personal style. The 1869 Greek Revival home was decorated by Gwen Driscoll and features a mix of antiques, modern furniture — and plenty of color.
A rich acid green glaze gives the living room in a Long Island home by Catherine Brown Paterson a vivacious quality.
The bright green lacquered walls in this Houston home by Celerie Kemble and Lindsey Herod add garden-inspired elegance.
Designer Sam Allen went in a bold direction in his Connecticut apartment — starting with the pea green walls. "I love green and purple together," he says. "It's very Palm Beach."
Designer Fawn Galli used a custom green paint in a New York living room in order to bring in a touch of nature. Instead of going for a leaf green, Fawn used a soft mint. "I don't think a color should be too saturated or strong on a wall," she says.
For the living room of her East Hampton, New York cottage, Natipernavigare contributing editor Frances Schultz chose a palette of sea-grass greens. Tom Samet, a decorator and friend, suggested adding an extra inner panel to beef up the curtains. Sofa in striped cotton by Kravet.
"I tried to use some serious furniture shapes and a few antiques in the living room of this house, but I wanted to have fun with the fabrics and color," designer Ashley Whittaker says of this Long Island home. A custom sofa is covered in a Brunschwig & Fils avocado linen. The painting above the sofa is by Sally Michel. Slipper chairs are covered in Vizcaya in Celery by AM Collections.
For a Palm Beach sunroom, designer Allison Paladino had the walls glazed bright green to capture the light and painted the woodwork white to tone it down. "The sunroom is gutsy, but the room is actually quite relaxing because I restricted the palette to green and white to create calm," she says. "If I'd added another color the room would be jarring." Flicks Reed's St. Denis Lounge Chairs and ottomans are covered in Woodland Fern, and Baker Slipper chairs are covered in Monterey in Citron Green; both fabrics from Brunschwig & Fils. Ferncroft needlepoint rug from Jack Walsh Carpets. Wall painting by Fernando Tonarely.
In the family room of a Palm Beach house, designer Allison Paladino painted the walls Benjamin Moore's Lewiville Green — the color of "a very ripe avocado." Club chairs from Lee Industries are covered in Summer Hill's Rio. Bamboo desk and stool from Randall Tysinger Antiques. Painting from T. Botero Galleries.
Inspired by what he calls the "cool, unapproachable beauty" of Grace Kelly, who once lived in this early 1950s New York building, designer Jamie Drake decorated a two-bedroom apartment with a green palette reflecting her Irish heritage. The walls are painted in Summer Lime and the trim in Mayonnaise, both by Benjamin Moore. The Chloe sofa is from Drake's furniture collection for Lewis Mittman and its Babe's Tweed covering is from his fabric collection for Schumacher. Drake also designed the cocktail table and pouf.
For the living room of a traditional New York apartment, designer Todd Klein chose a light, cool green. "If you think of a house as having seasons, the living room is spring," Klein says. Graphic black-and-white fabrics from China Seas — Macoco Reverse on the sofa and Potalla Background on the pillow — "add a touch of youthfulness and whimsy." Walls are Vreeland Mint and trim is White, both in Brilliant, by Fine Paints of Europe.
Upholstered pieces with high, dramatic backs give character to this Alabama house's living room by owners Richard Norris and Mark Leslie. The colors and patterns of artist David Braly's painted screens pull in garden views. The mirror hanging on the screen is 18th-century French.
For the living room of this New York house, designer Pat Healing chose a color scheme inspired by the outdoors. On the walls, green grass cloth, Arrowroot by Phillip Jeffries, brings garden freshness into the family room. "Garden colors are the happiest," Healing says. "Green is a big part of that."
Choosing a color palette of natural greens and blues, designer Steven Gambrel connected this Long Island space to the area's landscape. He says, "I tried to take what was given to me via the environment — very pale, atmospheric blues and greens, or as I sometimes say, sky into water into tree." Gambrel's Glover sofa is covered horizontally in John Robshaw's Gent's Stripe. Walls are painted Cedar Green by Benjamin Moore.