Written on May 14, 2012 at 10:00 pm , by Kate
Isn’t it funny how colors go in and out of fashion over the years? One year it’s turquoise that’s all the rage and the next year it’s orange. This year there’s one other color that’s appearing everywhere from shelter magazines to home decor and that color is Kelly green.
Kelly green isn’t a trend in my book, it’s a classic. The name hails from Ireland and according to Wikipedia, “derives from the fact that the surname Kelly as well as the color green are popular” in that country. Kelly green is a bold accent color and very chic when used in textiles from window panels to pillows. It pairs well with browns or blues, but nothing makes Kelly green pop more than a background of crisp white! Then add some gold accessories for some major style points.
Kelly green as a color can lean masculine since it is commonly associated with some sports teams, but is easily tempered when paired with pale pinks or peaches or even fellow playful greens.
Verdant and bold, Kelly green is one that is one color that always gets noticed! If you’re a fan of Kelly green, here are a few household accessories to add a punch of this green to your spaces.
From top left: Kelly Green Mosaic Tile, Mosaic Tile Supply, $4.60 per sheet; Vincenza wallpaper, York Wallcoverings; Figueroa Lamp, Apt2B, $38; Green Ikat Dinnerware, C Wonder, $12; Agate Plates, Vivre, $60; Money Finial, Chic Shop LA. $65; Dagmar Pillow, Hus&Hem, 29£; Privet House Napkin, Set of 4, Target; $16; Ruffle Flower Knob, The Cross Design, $10; Green Domino Pillow, Pop O Color, $45; Kelly green pouf, Imports from Marrakesh, $225; Emerald Vase, Terrain, $200; Luck Side Table, CB2, $149; Ming Side Chair, Crate+Barrel, $199; Reed Clover Chair, CB2, $100; Clover Bookcase, CB2, $199; 8’ x 10’ Kelly green Zig Zag rug, Dwell Studio, $715
Are you a fan of Kelly green, or is there another shade of green that you prefer?