6 gorgeous ways to work green into your decorating scheme

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  • Whether it’s a zesty pop of lime, luxurious wash of emerald or soothing lichen palette, discover 6 easy ways to try a green scheme at home

    1. Go for a soft, neutral tone for a calming effect

    Choose a grey-toned shade of lichen green and use it sparingly for a soothing, country-inspired scheme. Add crisp white accents, delicate fern prints and wild blooms to give the scheme a fresh, springtime feel.

    For a relaxed shade of green, try the Vert de Terre Estate Emulsion, £39.50 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball

    2. Pep it up with zingy lime

    If you’re looking to give your scheme an instant lift, try adding a zesty hit of lime to your palette. Here, cool blue and fresh white tones are perfectly complimented by lime’s citrusy tones – make it a permanent feature by choosing a wallpaper with a hint of vibrant green, or choose temporary accessories, such as cushions, vases and footstools, for an easy-to-change alternative.

    Pippin wallpaper, £41 per roll, Sanderson range, Wallpaperdirect

    3. Make it modern with striking emerald

    This fabulous shade of emerald proves that green can look super-modern, too. Graphic prints and striking black accents add to the contemporary feel, while occasional fern motifs offer a nod to the botanical trend.

    Stockholm three-seater sofa in Sandbacka green, £1,000, Ikea

    4. Keep it cool with a distressed finish

    Distressed paintwork and exposed woodwork give this industrial-style space a vibrant, eclectic feel. A tropical shade of green is the star of the show – you could recreate this idea at home by painting a reclaimed room divider in a similar shade.

    For similar wall paint, try the Green Parrot 1 matt emulsion, £24.49 for 2.5ltr, Paint Mixing range, Dulux

    5. Be brave with a super-luxe look

    Feeling brave? Layer multiple shades of green, teal and aqua for an unmissable green scheme.With its luxurious velvet textures, satin accessories and full-scale artwork, this room is full of decadent hotel style.

    For a similar chair, try the velvet chair tub in Aqua, £445, Oliver Bonas

    6. Use copper accents for a cool colour pairing

    Bring a dramatic green scheme to life with cool copper accents – be it a super-reflective table, plush velvet chair or shimmering mirrors, this luxurious amber tone is emerald green’s perfect companion.

    For similar mirrors, try the copper hexagonal mirror, £39.95 each, MiaFleur

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