Photo Gallery: 13 Serene Green Rooms
Get into the Irish spirit with these green spaces.
Frame a pretty wallpaper with wood trim for an inexpensive upgrade to your space.
Delicate spring green blossoms create a breezy atmosphere in this vintage-looking entrance. A colour palette inspired by the outdoors is sure to refresh any room, especially when paired with warm wood floors.
For a rainbow of inspiration, see our Colourful Spring Rooms gallery.
Inspired by the tropical locale, the owners of this Dominican Republic retreat, Monica and Michael Belcourt, chose an eye-opening shade of leaf green for the sleek Italian cabinets.
The pair love to cook with family and friends and dreamed of a dramatic modern kitchen that would be fun, functional and big enough to accommodate multiple chefs. “The minute you walk in, you’re energized to cook,” says Monica.
This creamy neutral palette and open space are perfect for family life and entertaining.
Though designer Colette van den Thillart wouldn’t have chosen black granite for the countertops, she admits the kitchen is highly functional.
See more of Colette van den Thillart’s London Home in our photo gallery.
Paint the inside of your cupboards in a coordinating colour.
A footed cabinet in a row of green Georgian cupboards creates the impression of a piece of furniture. Glass-fronted uppers allow the homeowner to display china and glassware. A marble countertop and backsplash and hurricane lantern offer elegance.
Contemporary lines with a splash of springtime colour.
Chairs with high-gloss green plastic backs complement this space’s sleek look and are easy to clean — making them ideal for children. A porcelain mosaic tiled wall breaks up the abundance of stainless steel and glossy white cabinetry in the kitchen.
See more Modern & Contemporary Kitchens in our photo gallery.
Kelly green livens up this gritty urban space.
This open, industrial loft has kitchen cabinets that do double-duty. Bright green livens up the raw space like an accent wall, while providing plenty of storage. Simple hardware and a bare light fixture keep the look modern, while a metallic floral wallpapered panel on the ceiling softens the space. Polished concrete flooring and mismatched wood chairs add an earthy, organic element.
Classic trim becomes an understated detail when painted.
Smoky green paint lends an earthy feel to this elegant dining room, and transforms the substantial trim into a more subtle textural feature. Framed bird prints suit the natural colour palette perfectly.
Cover dining chairs in an earthy tone for a less formal look.
Louis XV-style chairs have a more relaxed appearance with aqua-green cotton slipcovers, while white wood paneled walls, an elegant sideboard and dark hardwood flooring add a sense of refinement.
A wall of glass opens the dining area to the terrace in this comfortable and inviting dining room.
A bright green accent wall gives the room a fresh, outdoorsy feel and picks up the trellis pattern of the throw cushions in the living room. A large armoire is perfect for storage, and a cascading chandelier adds sparkle and a touch of glamour.
For more lighting options, see our Statement Lighting photo gallery.
Green velvet upholstery adds refinement to mixed pieces in this sitting area.
A spray-painted wicker dresser becomes a smart, sophisticated sideboard. Silvery wallpaper with a subtle wicker pattern plays up the theme.
Get how-to instructions on transforming a dresser into a sideboard in our July 2008 issue.
Dramatic walls look regal in this home office.
In Michael Angus‘ Toronto apartment, a rich green hue covers the walls for a masculine, luxurious look. A ceiling-height gallery wall — including paintings by Angus’s nieces — helps break up the dark colour. In keeping with the rest of his home, the room is decorated with an old world aesthetic, featuring an antique wood desk with worn leather chair.
Try this fresh hue in a graphic pattern for a bold hit of colour and texture.
While there are more shades of green than any other colour in the spectrum, classic kelly green is a particularly pretty choice for interiors, where it mingles effortlessly with everything from brights to whites. In this bedroom, painting trim the same verdant hue as the wallpaper’s graphic trellis pattern produces a more decorated look, while strategic hits of black add urban polish.
See more rooms with colourful painted trims in our photo gallery.
Create an old-world atmosphere with patterned bedding, ambient lighting, matching side tables and art in mirrored frames.
A ceiling mounted canopy — made of the same fabric as the bed skirt — adds height and dramatic flair to this elegant bedroom.