Forget navy paint, green is the colour trend we can't wait to try on our walls

How to give your home a summer lift with the colour of the moment

After three months cooped up inside, we could all do with a good dose of green scenery. But why leave the green outside? Green interiors are proving huge at the minute.

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Over the last three months, colour experts at Lick Home (opens in new tab) have noted green has the surprise colour trend to come out of lockdown. They have seen a growing interest in the brand's green shades.

'Green is the one topping Lick's colour charts at the moment – our Green 01 shade in particular,' says Tash Bradley, colour expert at Lick Home. 'Customers are looking for the cocooning, soothing effect of this shade - just when we all need it most in our lives.'

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Buy now: Green 01, 2.5l, £38, Lick Home (opens in new tab)

You can definitely say that again. The green colour trend was anticipated by Dulux with their Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn. Dulux said that the soft green hue was selected as a peaceful, comforting antidote to a technology-driven world.

Dulux couldn't have got it more right. While we can't exclusively blame technology fatigue for the rollercoaster that has been 2020, one thing is for sure – we could all do with a bit of comforting.

'Perfect for the bedroom (opens in new tab), it's earthiness brings the outside in, distracting us from our phones and devices in the process and helping us reconnect,' adds Tash.

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If you are keen to add a splash of comforting green to your home Tash recommends pairing it with a soft pink. 'We are seeing a particular interest in pairing greens with soft, dusky pinks. It's a clever combination that flatters any space, and introduces a subtle 'grown-up' playfulness.'

However, if you're not ready to commit to repainting your walls, you can introduce the trend into your home through accessories.

'Naturally injecting green colours into a room can easily be done with the addition of foliage and plants,' explains Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy England (opens in new tab). 'Make use of your garden and experiment using fresh green leaves to instantly add a mood-boosting brightness to your room.'

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'Get creative and add your fresh pickings to glass bottles and create an eye-catching feature.'

You can also give your existing bedroom a summer refresh with a change in bedding. Opt for on-trend botanical bedding, or keep it simple with pale green sheets.

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It's been a tough year so far, why not treat yourself to something green?

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.