We get it—green is terrifying. It's bold and wild and the wrong shade makes anyone standing near it look sickly. But it can also look seriously chic when it's used strategically. From an emerald green kitchen to a bath with lime stripes, there's a palette for everyone. Take a look at the spaces that follow if you need convincing (or just want some leafy inspiration).
Here's definitive proof that green can work in a kitchen. And we're not talking the sage trend of the late '90s. It's unexpected, sure, but once you try it, you'll want to spend every minute in this room.
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This jewel-toned color makes a room feel like a Caribbean oasis when paired with brighter hues. Potted plants and warm wood tones take this to the next level.
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This fern wallpaper provides a lush backdrop for modern accents, such as the curlicue table and black and white print.
A golden-toned forest green is so cozy with rich, patterned textiles.
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Imagine falling asleep in a room that feels like you're hiding in a treehouse. How fun!
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A pale green transitions between the kitchen and dining area of this "Jungalow," working surprisingly well with the Moroccan clay tile backsplash.
The yellow-green forest painting really pops against the mellow walls in the bedroom of this East Hampton home. The bold pattern and warm colors of the Indonesian quilt keep things from looking too matchy-matchy.
This chic mudroom was made to feel more like a garden room, with the floral and bird patterned wallpaper and a high-gloss light green paint.
In this mountain home, curtain-shaded bunks in green were inspired by Pullman train cars. Red plaid bedding creates contrast.
This gorgeous wallpaper emulates greenery growing on a trellis, and adds an airy touch to the living room.
Used horizontally on slanted walls, the powder room's bottle green stripe wallpaper makes a serious statement in a small space.
This shade of green is funky, but also fits with the lush, green landscape outside in this Alabama home. The color repeats in patterned wallpaper in the adjacent dining room.
Lime green tiles stripe a California pool bath from floor to ceiling, giving the space a modern, unified look. To avoid breaking up the continuity, the shower wall was frosted only in the middle.
Green is easy to work with if you use different levels of intensity. This breakfast room's chairs pull out a bolder, more saturated version of the green on the walls in this New York home.
Bright green walls give a formal Houston dining room a fresh, modern feeling. Chairs covered in a rich blue add contrast (not to mention elegance).
The color scheme in the living room of this New York house was inspired by the outdoors. Green grass cloth on the walls brings freshness into the family room.
A kelly green hallway announces a fun home ahead, as do the complementary vivid choices of blue, orange, and brass.