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Shades of Green + White
With whispery green tones and deliberately sedate patterns, this master bedroom takes a turn toward serene. Multiple shades of green blend into a symphony of quiet color. Cashmere curtain panels in clean white up the luxury quotient. The rattan bench and woven blinds add warmth and texture.
Celery + Olive + Ruby
Visually enlarge a room without resorting to the safety of white walls. The soft celery green in this living room adds color without overwhelming. Bold color appears in the accents that bring this room to life. A pair of olive green storage ottomans and green woven felt baskets add a deeper shade, while complementary crimson comes in the form of sofa pillows and ruby red geraniums that dot the shelves.
Honeydew + French Blue
Look around you for color inspiration. The green paint in this relaxing bedroom was matched to a honeydew melon. The nickel-plated bed looks fresh thanks to a beautiful French blue toile quilt. A dark wood bureau acts as nightstand and brings a bit of old-fashioned warmth to the cool color scheme.
Sage + Raspberry
In this charming dining room, walls are a quiet sage, which provides a nearly neutral background along with the white wainscoting and corner cabinets. Complementary red, with a hint of turquoise, is green¿s color companion in accents and fabrics. Panels of brightly colored fabric drape slipcovered dining chairs. At the window, coordinating green-and-raspberry striped fabric gathers with the help of contrasting fabric strips that match the chairs.
Verdigris + Charcoal + Copper
Renovating an old home can help to determine your color-scheme choices. In this gorgeous kitchen update, a monochromatic palette in Victorian green addresses the home¿s architectural roots, while charcoal-color soapstone sinks and countertops are period-appropriate choices. Decorative leading dresses glass-door cabinets in High Victorian style, while copper pots add luster and warmth.
Olive Greens + Gray + Brown + Icy Blue
Pretty bedding adds supple fluidity and pattern to the geometry of brick and beaded board in this sweet bedroom. All shades of green will work together well in decor as in nature, so you can easily mix bedding, curtains, and accents without worrying too much about matching colors. Add browns, grays, and pale blues, as in the duvet cover, for a natural blend of playful hues.
Jade + Sky Blue
Two of nature's most soothing colors, green and blue, unite in this calm and luxurious bedroom that's also easy on the eyes. The bold stripe of the draperies sets the palette and dominates the room, making the windows as important as the centrally-placed bed. Fabrics take the color scheme throughout the rest of the room, from the sumptuous green and white bedding to an inviting blue chaise.
Celadon + Mauve
Banish the blahs with paint and fabric. Walls get a double dose of green with a soft celadon color on the upper walls and a deeper shade below the chair rail. Accent pillows take the color to the furniture and floor. To counter the strong tilt toward green, a large armoire gets a pretty coating in playful pinkish-purple, a color repeated in pillow patterns and floral accents. White furniture stabilizes the rich blend of complementary contrasts.
Moss + Paprika
The secret to creating boldly colored walls that say ¿wow¿ is matching the color intensity of the walls to that of the furnishings. In this dining room, the solid moss green upholstered chairs don¿t compete with the large pattern on the walls, while the paprika-color host chairs add exclamation points of a contrasting hue. Yet the bursts of color remain harmonious in their intensity.
Fern + Rose
Pale fern-green walls in this guest room provide a serene backdrop for the inviting faux-bamboo bed in bright white. Mirrored side tables add modern glamour, and green toile bedding brings in traditional style. Because of its restful and neutral quality, the light green makes the small touches of vivid pink -- the billowing hydrangeas and stack of books -- pop.
Apple Green + Blue + Orange
An open floor plan and breezy colors give this family room an engaging look. Furniture with traditional and simple lines puts the focus on the happy hues. The islands of neutrals and muted greens get punched up with fun splashes of blue and citrus along with energetic geometric and floral patterns.
Spa Green + White + Espresso
In this opulent master bath, a soft color palette and light-reflective surfaces combine to create a bright, airy space that mimics the best spas. A curvy white tub -- the room¿s focal point -- draws the eye with its sculptural simplicity. With their sharp lines and deep espresso stain, the nearby cabinets are elegant counterpoints to the sleek tub. The pale green wallcovering creates a fresh, clean, and natural-looking backdrop for the contrast of dark and light.
Pear Green + Cranberry
A bright palette of raspberry red and pear green links this pretty sun porch reading nook with the adjacent living room and gives the traditional furnishings a fresh, modern twist. When mixing patterns, stick with unfussy prints that feature one color on a white or ivory background, and leave some big, solid places -- the rug or neutral woven blinds -- for the eye to rest.
Lime + Lemon
Add flavor to your room with color inspired by your favorite citrus fruits. Yellow walls highlighted with green draperies set the scene in this energizing dining area. A sisal rug gets jazzy with painted circles in bright yellow, while storage bins put on a happy face with green fabric. Woven seat cushions bring in a few pops of tangerine.
Sage + Blue
This quiet corner features a soft palette with just enough color to keep things interesting. Sage green walls are softened further with broad swaths of white trim. The white cushioned chaise provides a restful spot to relax in front of a breezy window. A pillow and quilted throw in sage and blue adds color and coziness. The pretty blue is echoed in a ceramic vase that holds a bouquet of frothy green and hot pink hydrangeas.
Seafoam + Ivory
To celebrate this kitchen's views, a light green-blue was chosen for cabinets. Applying paint with gently varying shades mimics the water¿s surface. The walls are washed in a glazed ivory that suggests the patina of age. Unpainted reclaimed-wood floors and exposed beams amplify the rustic and intimate appeal. The quiet colors help to soften the hardness of the soapstone sink and stone countertops. Whimsy arrives in a gamboling vine motif on the window shades.
Blue-Green + Terra-Cotta
An underused dining room can be repurposed for double-duty as a reading room. Primarily used in the evening, this space called for a dramatic color combo that would be cozy and inviting. Blue-green wallpaper incorporating a curvy vine pattern softens the masculine lines of the wood table, sideboard, and brown upholstered chairs. Curtain panels and pillows in rich terra-cotta bring contrast and warmth.
Grass Green + Tangerine
Everything in this charming room has been reinvented and jazzed up with color. The top half of the walls are painted in a fresh grass green, while the bottom half mimics wainscoting in bright white. A warm but past-its-prime dining set gets an update with a selection of green-and-white fabric seat covers. An old brass chandelier takes on a new persona with a spray of white paint. A large green gingham outlines white curtains at the windows. Tangerine-color ceramic pots add a pop of juicy color.