Inspiration + Design

Green … for Saint Patty’s Day and Beyond

It’s Saint Patty’s day! And we’re all thinking green. But green is for more than shamrocks and beer. It’s a great color for interiors and you’ll see it a lot more in trend-savvy homes this year.

Green is one of the most prevalent colors in nature and can create a spectrum of emotions when added to a room. Green offers a range of shades from lively yellow greens to mellow teals. Rich pine greens can add elegant sophistication to a room while a brighter, lime green can make a simple accessory pop. Start with these three tips when decorating with greens.

1. Temper with lighter tones

Bolder greens can sometimes overwhelm a room. When you’re decorating with green consider tempering it with lighter tones like whites and creams. A light neutral floor like the Shaker Oak from Quick•Step’s Veriluxe™ collection balances the deep wall color while adding warmth to the room.

Quick•Step | Veriluxe Collection - Shaker Oak

Shaker Oak – Veriluxe™ Collection

2. It’s all about the accessories 

To add pop to a neutral setting with white or lighter walls, add touches of greens in pillows and small accessories. It will add freshness to your space. Try a chocolate or darker tone floor to add a dramatic twist.

Woodland Oak – Envique™ Collection

Woodland Oak – Envique™ Collection

3. Build off of a favorite fabric or pillow

To create a palette for your new green room, start with a favorite fabric or pillow. Choose your favorite green and a couple of other accent colors from the design. Now pull them throughout the room to tie everything together. Try a neutral brown tone floor – it should balance both lighter and darker wall colors.

Mineral Oak – Elevae Collection

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No matter what green color you like, you’ll see much more of it in the months ahead. Another thing you’ll be seeing more of this year is longer, wider plank flooring. Quick•Step is introducing a new line of laminate floors. These premium Veriluxe floors feature a truly natural look with subtle rich colors and rustic surface textures. In a variety of earthy tones, you can be sure they’ll go well with green and any other color in your palette. These very authentic floors will be available at your local Quick•Step retailer later this spring. 

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