Using green in interiors: you’ll be green with envy

Using green in interiors: you’ll be green with envy

With St. Patrick’s Day coming, I thought it would be neat to focus on the colour green. There are many ways to use green in your interiors. While you can use green with your fixed elements, there are ways to add this colour that are not so permanent.

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Fixed Elements

So what is a fixed element? Fixed elements are things in your home that are not easy to change out. Think cabinets, flooring, counters and tile. While these can always be ripped out and changed, there is typically a higher price tag (and mess) that is associated with fixed elements. That being said, there are some great ways that you can be using green in interiors.


Green cabinetry is slowing becoming more and more popular. Whether it’s a deep green or a soft green, a great green (along with the rest of the elements added) can really make a space pop!

Using green in interiors
Kristie Barnett, with The Decorologist, used Benjamin Moore Garden Cucumber 644 for the lower cabinets in this stunning makeover.

This bathroom, designed by Veronica Solomon, Casa Vilora Interiors, shows how a deep green, paired with gold fixtures, can be so sexy!

This gorgeous kitchen, by Shannon Ggem, Ggem Design, shows us how a lite and airy mint green can make a space feel.

Using green in interiors
We will be using a deep blue-green for an upcoming laundry room project | Designer Sheri Bruneau


You can be using green in interiors with tile. Ohhh…the green tile…I adore! While my favourite colour is yellow, there are some serious green tiles that may make you green with envy!

Using green in interiors
This backsplash tile, from Mercury Mosaics, is amazing. I tried to source the designer for this space but was unsuccessful. If you know who the designer is, I’d love to find out!

Light green tiles, paired with teak wood, gives the feeling of …ahhhh | Image source Architectseat

This subtle, light green backsplash pairs so nicely with the white cabinetry. Again, I can not find the designer who created this gorgeous space | Image source


Using green in interiors can be easily added by decorating with this colour. It is a little easier to change out if you are worried you will tire of this colour. What is great about decorating with green is that it can be done with a splash or a major jolt.

Using green in interiors
These great chairs are a great addition for my clients main floor Living Room | Designer Sheri Bruneau

Another great design by my friend, by Shannon Ggem, with Ggem Design.

Gorgeous green dining room chairs make this room feel like spring. Designed by Sharpe Development & Design | Photographer: Carmel Brantley

Adding a bit of green to an space can really freshen things up | Jennifer Moreau Designs

Wall Colour

From the deep green to a soft green, there is bound to be a shade that may appeal to you. And let’s not forget about the deep blue-green colours that also exist. Some of my favourite wall colours fall into this category.

Using green in interiors
Benjamin Moore Louisburg Green HC-113

Sherwin Williams Pewter Green 6208

Remodelaholic – Benjamin Moore Guilford Green HC-116

Inchyra Blue by Farrow & Ball |Designer Emily Henderson | photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

Green with Envy

When it comes to this colour, I often associate it with blue. Blue and green are my favourite combinations while yellow is still my favourite stand alone colour.

When looking at using green in interiors, my clients tend to be open to adding in this colour into their space(s). Whether it is with accessories or fixed elements, green doesn’t seem to turn people off.

What are your thoughts on the colour green?

Wanting to add some green to your space?

Sometimes, it just takes one or two items to bring a space together and round it all off. Below are some accessories that you may find can be additions for your space in your home.

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