Green evokes a sense of optimism and peace due to its connection with nature. Let's dive into the color psychology of green and show you how you can incorporate this beautiful color into your home.
Throughout the past few months, my TikTok feed has been steadily feeding me content on color theory, and I'm completely geeking out over it. Color theory is the art and science of how we perceive color and the messages that colors communicate to the observer. With this in mind, I've been thinking a lot about the stories colors tell and want to hone in on my favorite color: Green!
Green is often used to paint living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and dining rooms. So, how can you bring this earthy shade into your home?
The first thing that comes to mind when I think green is nature; this is pretty fitting given that the word green originates from the Old English word "grenian," which translates to "to grow or flourish."
The color green evokes a sense of youth, renewal, and vitality. Psychologically, yellow evokes a sense of optimism, and blue brings on calmness. Since green combines the two, it's a cheerful color at its core. In addition, it evokes feelings of freshness and peace due to its connection with nature. Studies have shown that environments with green elements allow those within to feel more nurtured than harsher colors like black or red. Some studies have even suggested that being surrounded by green can improve concentration, likely because low wavelength colors promote restfulness while enhancing efficiency.
Dark green makes an impressive moody backdrop for an accent wall. In addition, it can help warm up a space with its smokey and rich tones.
While a deeper green can create a sense of elegance, a more muted tone or lighter pastel green can help foster a sense of light and airiness. I chose to bring this specific hue into my bedroom using Ettitude's bedding in a sage tone.
If you're looking for a statement moment in your home, try finding a beautiful green sofa to center the rest of your room around. You can pair your green sofa with yellow, pink, and blue decor or neutrals like beige and brown.
It's no surprise that bringing green into a home can add an earthy, grounded feel to the space. To carry the color green throughout a home, I recommend decorating with plants (either real or faux) and allowing the natural tones to bring warmth into open shelving and walls.
Go big or go home! Creating a monochromatic room will completely immerse you in a green haven. Of course, you can also use different shades of green to make this theme. For example, try pairing a sage green rug with a forest green wall.
Photo Credit: (Left) NY Post
Green is a timeless shade that pairs well with many other colors. Whether you use green as a statement in a room or dispersed throughout your home, it's sure to evoke a sense of creativity and growth.
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