Youthful Color Scheme
Celery + Chocolate Brown
Take a cue from this playroom and use a soft green hue as a substitute for a standard neutral. The celery green walls lend a barely-there backdrop for a rich chocolate brown sofa and playful patterned throw pillows. Light green trim around the large sofa cushion ties the scheme together.
Country Garden Color Scheme
Leaf + Poppy + Weathered Browns
Color brings refinement to this rustic living room to create an overall look that's quaint yet classy. Light leafy green on the walls sets the precedent for the colors used on the fabrics. All of the room's green hues stick within the same color family to maintain an air of refinement. Also inspired by the garden, poppy red adds vibrant punch to the space, while wood tones draw the room back to its rustic origins.
Classy Color Scheme
Kelly + Linen + Ebony
In this entryway, basic black and white gets a jolt of preppy green to create a look that's traditional yet up-to-date. The green-on-white lattice print on the walls sits above classic white board-and-batten wainscoting. Black accents do for this space what a little black dress does for a wardrobe: provide a timeless, never-fails foundation that will always impress.
Refreshing Color Scheme
Wintergreen + Teal + Pink
With blue undertones, this wintergreen living room leans to the cool side of green. Teal chairs and accessories further the cool vibe, while pops of pink and yellow and warm brass finishes keep the look cheery.
Bold Color Scheme
Apple Green + Turquoise
From the snappy wall color to the patterned chair cushions, this dining room is drenched with style. The striking apple green wall color creates a bold style statement. The color works its way into the chair backs as well, where accents of turquoise mellow the look-at-me hue.
Eclectic Color Scheme
Pear Green + Red
A canvas of pear green walls lends a cheerful backdrop for oodles of bold red accents in this living room. An eclectic mix of furniture gives the room a casual, collected look. The sofa and chairs feature neutral-color fabrics, which tone down the look of the bold green walls and red accessories.
Beachy Color Scheme
Celery + Aqua + Chocolate Brown
Snappy celery green walls paired with splashes of bold aqua and rich chocolate brown make a nod to this home's beachfront location. A long, narrow painting on the wall behind the sofa serves as the color inspiration for the patterned throw pillows, which feature hues reminiscent of the wall color. Hefty doses of dark brown throughout the living room mellow the bold greens and blues.
Vintage Color Scheme
Mint Green + Pink
Soft pastels make this master bedroom a dreamy retreat. Mint green curtains and bed linens pop against crisp white-painted walls. Splashes of pink throughout the space lend contrast and give the bedroom feminine flair.
Nature-Inspired Color Scheme
Sage + Leafy Greens
This living room embraces the outdoors with a tone-on-tone color scheme composed of sage and other leafy greens. An array of textures and whimsical nature-inspired patterns prevents the palette from looking one-note. A large area rug boasting a playful feather motif also breaks up the green scheme by incorporating splashes of analagous colors like yellow and orange.
Daring Color Scheme
Lime Green + Navy + White
A bold palette of navy blue, lime green, and white helps this bedroom strike a balance between traditional and modern. Painting just the upper portion of the walls green ensures the two colors have equal presence. Hefty doses of white throughout the bedroom tone down the two statement-making hues.
Complementary Color Scheme
Pistachio + Wine Red
Custom-painted cabinetry gives this kitchen a stamp of personality. The weathered pistachio green hue of the cabinets expertly coordinates with wine-red accents -- such as the window treatments and undersink skirt -- and brass hardware. The colors and finishes work together to give this brand-new kitchen vintage character.
Serene Color Scheme
Honeydew + French Blue
Look around you for color inspiration; the green paint in this relaxing bedroom was matched to a honeydew melon. The nickel-finish bed looks fresh thanks to a beautiful French blue toile quilt. A dark wood bureau acts as a nightstand and brings a bit of old-fashioned warmth to the cool color scheme.
Welcoming Color Scheme
Sage + Raspberry
In this charming dining room, walls are a quiet sage color, 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.
Rich Color Scheme
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.
Simple Color Scheme
Moss + Paprika
The secret to creating bold walls that say "wow" is matching their color intensity 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.
Restful Color Scheme
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.
Engaging Color Scheme
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.
Relaxing Color Scheme
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-color 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.
Dramatic Color Scheme
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's 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.