Spinach, Celery, Olive, Avocado, Lime…
I think it is no small coincidence that green is the colour of some of our most nutritious foods. Just as we need lots of these nutritional powerhouses in our diets, adding a healthy serving of greens to your home’s interior can help boost your well-being when the days are short and cold and the landscape is gray and bleak.
This winter, I am on a campaign to encourage you to banish the winter blahs by adding more good colour to your environment.
We Found: Seven Easy Ways To Add Green To Your Home
The colour of new growth, green is optimistic and life-affirming.
And there is a reason why we never tire of looking at a green landscape: Green is easy on the eyes. In her book All About Colour, Janice Lindsay says “…our eyes can relax when they look at green because the wavelength is the perfect length to fit our eyeball. It lands smack on the retina without any focusing effort or adjustment.”
Green might be nature’s perfect neutral. All greens work well together and pretty much every colour looks good against greens. How perfect is that little touch of purple in the iris buds above?
If a soft and subdued palette speaks to you, nature is ready to show you how to achieve it. Take inspiration from a favourite vacation spot or your own back yard.
Soothing Green Room
Don’t you think this living room could have taken its inspiration from the luscious succulents above?
Nature can also inspire a lively and energetic colour scheme for your room. Consider your favourite summer flowers (I happen to love zinnias)…
…and translate them into a vibrant and cheerful room like this.
Vibrant Green Living Room
Want to join me in my campaign to beat the winter blahs with colour?
Like my Facebook page to see a new inspirational photo each day. Join the conversation by liking, commenting and sharing posts, and by chiming in to tell us how you are adding colour to your world this winter. Use the hashtags #goodcolour, #winterneedscolour and #cravecolour.
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Are you ready to bring more of green’s life-affirming properties into your home?
I can help you turn your inspiration into reality.