Color Crush: Walk On The Wild Side With Chartreuse
Design editor Kai Ethier shares which hue she’s crushing on right now.
A rich fusion of yellow and lime, chartreuse is a vivacious color that takes its name from a French liqueur. It’s no wonder the iconic Panton chair is offered in this nearly neon hue — it’s just as fun as it is fresh. Slightly more mod than retro, chartreuse promises rooms a kinetic vibrancy and youthful feel.
Cool tones and earthy textures neutralize chartreuse’s high-voltage quality in this globally inspired bedroom. Investing in seasonal yellowy-green accessories is worthwhile; you can always store this comforter when summer slips away.
A pair of vibrant green chairs are a highlight in the neutral palette of this arts and crafts home, juicing up a classic mid-century shape.
In this high-fashion principal bedroom, a green rolled arm bench is the perfect place to perch while getting ready in the morning.
Designer Sheila Bridges‘ eclectic Harlem, New York, dining room proves more is more when it comes to injecting this color du jour. From the walls to the wainscotting to the neoclassical chairs, a deeper-hued iteration of chartreuse functions as a chic backdrop for animated accents.
A luxurious tufted banquette commands attention in designer Joel Bray’s gutted-to-gorgeous Victorian home. This statement chartreuse piece is not for the faint of heart.
For a more muted version of this electric hue, gallery director Gaëtane Verna opted for a colorful couch in her living room to stand up to the eye-catching art.