Green - The Colour of Life
Here’s why we are loving green! Green is the color of life, renewal, safety, and growth - which right now, the world needs a lot of. The color green is understood to be the most restful and relaxing color for the human eye to view. It’s also though to have great healing power - a perfect example being our NZ greenstone or Pounamu. It’s energy is well known to aid anxiety and relieve stress and holds spiritual significance. Being a natural colour, green is a top choice in interior design as an ideal background or backdrop because we as humans are so used to seeing it everywhere in outdoor environments.
With the recent worldwide happenings surrounding the C word, we felt a touch of green would be a great way to liven up our space and bring relaxation in a time of uncertainty and fear, for both staff and customers. We had a chat with our friends at Resene and came away with a pot of their beautiful Zuchini Green which we applied to a feature wall in the front of our Ponsonby store. No regrets - we love it, and we reckon everyone else will too! In fact, we know one of our favourite interior stylists Amber Armitage is already on the same page as us, as she recently posted a picture of this amazing green themed setup she worked on including our light pendants. You could say the green has been stylist approved!
When it comes to decor and interiors a bold deep green such as emerald or a classic forest green can feel dramatic in a space yet down to earth at the same time. Pair it with black, white and metallic accents for a high contrast, high impact space. There are a huge range of hues that compliment a medium to dark green piece of furniture or feature wall. Colours such as tan, camel, mustard, brass or other metallic accents are a great job to harsh contrast. Furniture such as rattan or warm light woods compliment green perfectly. Neutrals that work best are creams, greys and blacks.
Thinking about adding some green to your own space? We have put together a few of our green favourites to help you out: