Colour of the Season: Gorgeous Green

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  • Soft Green: Trending Colour For 2017 Pat McDonnell Paints
  • Farrow & Ball Arsenic Green Colour Pat McDonnell Paints

From olive to lime, emerald to jade, there are so many shades of green to choose from. With Pantone announcing Greenery as their colour of the year, we can see the emergence of this colour in interiors, furnishings and fashion. Green is a vibrant, rejuvenating colour that makes a bold statement in any space. Muted tones of green are prominent in interiors this year. Psychologically, the colour green symbolises balance, peace and harmony. Green rejuvenates and restores, giving the feeling of being connected to nature and feeling safe and secure. Certain shades of green, such as emerald, communicate luxury and elegance.

Before painting your space, you must ask yourself why does this particular tone of green resonate with you? It’s important that you’re not just choosing it because it’s on trend. It’s essential that you choose the right green shade that you love and that you can live with. In rooms with little natural light, greens with blue undertones might make the room feel cold. Too much green or an unpleasant shade may make you feel drained and stagnated so it’s important to use tester pots and colour cards before you make a big purchase.

When pairing green with other colours, you can go for the classic combinations of complementary colours such as red, which you can take into the pink tones, or you can go for a split complementary such as purple or orange. Whichever combination you choose, the key is to use colours that are in the same tonal colour group, i.e. blue or yellow based. Always use colour with purpose in your home. Ask yourself, what kind of mood and atmosphere do you want to create?

Green is the ideal colour for any room in which you would like to create an atmosphere of elegance, simplicity and refinement. Maybe you’d like to create a statement in the entry foyer or in your dining dining area. It’s also the perfect shade for a library or a reading nook green as it gives the feeling of being safe and secure. We asked our colour consultants to choose their favourite paint shades of green for you, keep reading to see what they chose!

Shades Our Colour Consultants Recommend:

Ger Cooney, a colour consultant at our Centre Park Road store in Cork recommends the following paint shades for your home:

  • Colourtrend Storehouse 
  • Dulux Moda Electric Lime
  • Dulux Signature Mid Peridot
  • Colourtrend (Historic Collection) Scullery Green
  • Colourtrend (Contemporary Collection) Store House
  • Farrow & Ball Arsenic

For more green inspiration be sure to check out our green Pinterest Board. We have a huge selection of green paint colours from many different brands including Dulux, Colourtrend and Farrow & Ball in each of our stores nationwide. Want to learn more about the latest trending colours? Book a colour consultation with one of our talented colour consultants for free today. Ensure you bring photos of your home, our colour consultants will be able to match the best shade of green to your space. What are your thoughts on this trending colour? Let us know in the comment section below!

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4 Comments

  1. Mary Dineen 10th July 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    What paint colour is in the second photo? (Kitchen cabinets) thanks

    • Orlaith @ Pat McDonnell Paints 11th July 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Hi Mary! The paint colour used is “Cooks Garden” by Colourtrend, you can pick it up in any of our seven stores nationwide!

  2. sarah 17th November 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    what paint colour is the forth photo of the hallway ? thank you.

    • pmpadmin 22nd November 2017 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah, we do not know the exact colour in this stock photograph but we have similar colours available in our stores such as Cooking Apple Green from Farrow & Ball, Whistler Green from Dulux, Book of Kells from Colourtrend and Cooks Garden from Colourtrend. We would advise coming in to one of our stores for a colour consultation to get the right colour for your home.

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