Emerald City – Why I’m Crushing on Dark Greens

Lately I can’t seem to get enough of inky, dreamy emerald green.  It’s sophisticated and glamorous with white trim and fabulous art.

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Jewel tones like emerald and jade can’t help but read dramatic in a glossy or lacquered finish.   

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Recent Kipps Bay Showhouse – library by Jamie Drake

Maybe I’m loving it because it feels a bit Dorothy Draper – a nod to the late 40’s, maybe even the early 60’s.  Gee, maybe it feels a bit like my other favorite Drapers:  Don and Betty!

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 Hotel Lobby decorated by Dorothy Draper

I like teally-green and jewel tones paired with lighter greens, light blues, even reds or yellows.green library Emerald City   Why Im Crushing on Dark Greens

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Emerald, jade, or kelly green are strong enough colors to act as a neutral – much the way we’ve seen navy doing lately.

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As a Nashville Color Consultant, I’ve been using lots of inky blues in the backs of bookcases – but I’m totally crushing on the emerald green backs of the bookcases featured on Young House Love.

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I helped a client choose a fabulous dark green for their family room last week, not dissimilar to the color on the walls below.  What a striking backdrop for black and white photography or art.

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If you haven’t yet, follow me on Pinterest to see what other colors are turning my head these days!

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Comments

  1. Hi Kristie,
    I’ve hardly ever met a color I didn’t like! Being a person who loathes painting, I stick to lighter, neutral paint tones and accessorize with color. I also heard a designer say a few years ago, that colors that aren’t found in nature are the trendy ones we’ll tire of faster. What do you think?

    • Barbara,
      That may be true about colors not found in nature. I certainly wouldn’t paint an open floor plan space in that dark of a green! But I love the idea of it in a dining room or library – or even a sunroom with tons of natural light.

  2. I have been crushing on those bookcases from Young House Love for so long — I just can’t look at that photo enough times! :-)

  3. Beautiful color! I especially love that first picture. Gorgeous! The greens are getting stronger, don’t you agree?

  4. Emma Walker says:

    I have been reading your blog all night and love everything! I am looking for a paint color for my office at work, we have to use Sherwin Williams and I am wanting a rich dark green. I love the top 2 colors and would even be ok with something a little less blue/teal and a little more olive. Do you have any suggestions?

  5. jo flynn says:

    Hi there

    What colour and company is this green please?

    Many thanks

    Jo

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