Join our newsletter Name: Your Email Address Contact me with news and offers from other Future brands Thank you for signing up to Realhomes. Whether you are after a bold color to be the focus of your space, or the perfect green to paint all four walls, we have you covered... 'Not only will green help impart the mood of relaxation, but it will create a lovely link to the outdoors.'
Pair with lighter woods, too, and even touches of black as you see in this bedroom to ground all those pale hues.
A deep teal paint creates such an atmospheric inviting bedroom, and paired with a blush pink? 'If you want to create an intimate and cozy bedroom idea, emerald green packs a full, but at the same time, understated punch of color.
It can transport you to the cool tiled floors of Marrakesh or to the traditional drawing room of a late 18th Century Georgian mansion, and it's being used more and more in interiors today.' 'Try decorating on both the walls and the ceiling for a fully immersive experience, this will help blur the boundaries of a room with limited space too.' Unapologetic in its 'more is more' motto, the multiple designs by Mind the Gap (opens in new tab) are for the interior extroverts in us.
By picking up pieces from secondhand retailers on Ebay (opens in new tab), flea markets, and garage sales, you can create an authentic look that no one else will have.
We love how this super light green looks paired with the dark wood in this bedroom, it's the perfect contrast and gives the room a clear focal point. It's rich, sophisticated and there are plenty of shades so if dark and dramatic, like this fabulous green bedroom, isn't for you opt for a lighter take.
Whatever shade you choose, olive works best paired with lighter, brighter hues just to lift that slightly subdued undertone so paint your woodwork white or choose white bedroom accessories if decorating with this increasingly popular green. Oooh love a moody grey green – it's the perfect tone for more traditional rooms that need a bit of a modern edge.
Used to highlight a wall paneling idea or over woodwork, it instantly gives a cooler feel to a space. A vibrant teal still brings in those calming vibes that green bedrooms are associated with but is ideal if you want a bold color. The softness of the pink works perfectly to tone down the contrast of the green and the yellow so the scheme is still daring but isn't too overwhelming for a bedroom either. Add a feature wall idea of deep blue/green to create a more subtly green bedroom.
Better still, it's a great match for splashes of warm hues like deep yellows, oranges, and pinks. 'One thing I would always avoid is anything too saturated in a bedroom,' says paint and color expert Annie Sloan (opens in new tab).
It might be a cliché but green does lend itself to nature-inspired prints – leaves, flowers, woodland motifs – and you will find so many options to suit your style from large banana leaf prints to small, more traditional patterns as you can see in this lovely bedroom. 'I love this look in a bedroom as it feels soft and subtle whilst looking fresh and optimistic.
The key to preventing the room from feeling too... saccharine is to bring in some darker accent colors too, as you can see in this green bedroom with the drawer unit. If you are renting so can't go painting your walls, or even if you want to keep your bedroom neutral and just add in green as a pop of color plants are the way to go.
Combine them with textured bed pillows that have a lighter shade and blues like indigo, and add balance with a white side table. This clever idea creates a focal point above the bed using a green and blue retro print design.
The colors are then carried on through to the bedding, the blue tones perfectly with the green and they’re a good pairing to consider if you don’t want an all-green scheme. Always have the darker shade on the bottom as it grounds the scheme and the lighter color on top – this is also a good trick for making a ceiling feel higher.
Black works well as an accent color but using it sparingly so it stays secondary rather than stands out too much. A tongue and groove or DIY shiplap wall is such a versatile design feature and it can be painted to give a room a quick update.
Make sure you add a similar shade to your bed so the color isn’t just kept on the walls – bring it into the room too. A great design tip is to paint your radiator the same color too, it will blend in and not become an eye-sore. Then opt for many – yes really, you can mix 4-5 shades together very successfully as shown here in this cozy-looking bedroom featuring MissPrint’s Skylark (opens in new tab)wallpaper.
It is all about bringing the outside in, with the intention of helping us focus on wellbeing, mindfulness, and feeling calmer.’ The white adds contrast and keeps the look balanced, team with earthy shades of ochre and oatmeal for a cozy feel. It might be that the thought of an all green scheme sends a shiver down your spine – that’s okay, you can go for the minimalist accent feature instead.
An olive green bed in a white room will create an instant focal point that will be eye-catching without being overbearing. Add in earthy textures like an upholstered headboard and rattan side table and look for patterned rugs, blankets and bed pillows.
Not for the faint-hearted, but fabulous nonetheless, this small-scale green wallpaper design is for those who adore pattern.
Then, pick up the green shade with a woven blanket, this will tie the look together, and choose a design that has a larger scale pattern than the wallpaper.
There’s something beautiful about muted tones of color, and this tropical-inspired green bedroom shows you how to do it perfectly. The starting point is oatmeal and white – a blank canvas as you will that you can change up easily with cushions and artwork.
This green gray wallpaper has a graphic design that you may not consider normally, but here, in this fresh white bedroom idea it works a treat. Find a gray that has a slight green/khaki undertone such as Mist from our Smoke palette or balance the green with a warm natural shade such as Driftwood.
Gray is excellent for grounding your color scheme and will help to neutralize whatever green you place alongside it,’ says Simon Temprell, interior design manager at Neptune (opens in new tab).
Make sure to look for a gray with warm undertones to complement the green and give an inviting feeling to the room.
To avoid a two-toned look it’s important to layer the colors and textures by introducing soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, and rugs in complementary shades for a scheme that feels refined and stylish,’ say Jen and Mar, founders of Interior Fox (opens in new tab). You can warm up sage green with dusty pink, soft apricot, or even a powdery blue.
Keep your complimentary colors soft and subtle so that they sit comfortably with the subdued sage hue.’ You can go super subtle and extra serene with a pale sage or very modern and vampy (but still relaxing) with a very deep shade.
While that's somewhat true, we're more in favor of putting a green olive in our martinis, mint in our Mojitos, and lots of lime in our margaritas.
For a calming effect opt for lighter colors offset by natural finishes, or for a more sumptuous scheme choose much darker shades.
We find that darker hues add more shadows and different tones when the light hits and make the perfect backdrop for brass accents.' Yes, they are contrasting colors but if you want less of a bold look just pick toned-down shades and more muted hues.