How to Use Emerald Green in Your Home

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and to honor this festive occasion we thought — you’d love to see how to use the rich emerald green that represents the “luck of the Irish” in your home decor.

While emerald green was named Pantone’s color of the year back in 2013, you’ve probably noticed it everywhere and easily accessible out on store shelves. This cool color trend can create a tranquil feeling in your space.

The color emerald represents wealth, prosperity and luxury, so why not add this color to a room? In fact, we’ve started using this rich, elegant hue in our home staging designs.

On the Wall

Start by introducing this color in artwork, notice the large deep green statement piece hanging over the couch. By using this wall art we brought in a pop of color that reflects the greenery from outside without being overbearing to a home buyer’s eye, while touring the property.

Want a bolder look? Consider painting an accent wall in an emerald hue to create a statement for a room’s focal point to flank on.

This home that we staged, “sold” in 48 hours after listing.

This home that we staged, “sold” in 48 hours after listing.

Statement Furniture

Not only does this color showcase well when styled solo, but emerald green also work wonders when layered and mixed together inside a room. Here is a living room we recently staged and we fell in love with this velvet green bench. We styled the room based around this piece — using a rug with a similar hue, adding banana leaf printed pillows, a green glass candleholder and a plant.

This staged property is a traditional monochromatic design with green being the fresh, modern twist.

This staged property is a traditional monochromatic design with green being the fresh, modern twist.

Interchangeable Accessories

While many other jewel tones mix well with emerald green in particular deep blues and shimmery gold, our team loves to pair this color with gray. By mixing the green and softer grays we effortlessly balance luxury with comfort.

In this model home the green directed the buyer’s eye to the large living space by using this artwork and strategically placing the same color pillows in this neutral setting.

A neutral model unit that need some life to spark buyer interest.

A neutral model unit that need some life to spark buyer interest.

An Organic Sprinkle

Of course Mother Nature allows us to naturally place this hue in our home using plants. So, if you’re still on the fence about this bold color — trying adding plant photography, artwork or using the real thing (if you have a green thumb) to play with this color in a room. Take a cue from this photo below showcasing how we created this idea in a recent staging.

This fireplace showed off its softer side when plants were added to the decor.

This fireplace showed off its softer side when plants were added to the decor.

From artwork to furniture, accessories to bedding you can add emerald green to just about any room of your home. So, how will you use this hue in your space? Tell us below.

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