Ever wondered why back stage at a music concert is called the Green Room? Actually no one know the answer to that questions – but there are a few rumours going around. One of the tales about why the ‘Green Room’ is called the green room has to do with colour therapy. The colour green is known to have a calming, balancing and anti nauseating quality.
The difficulties with Decorating in Green
I do not recommend you go about painting your whole house green. Green can be a very over whelming and dominating colour. This is the trouble with Green, it is a tricky colour.
Also, certain tones of green can become a little sickly and putrid. Most of the time it is the warmer, yellow-lime tones of green can become very over baring and glaring.
If you are keen on the colour green, then I recommend going for cooler tones of green almost with a darker navy touch to them as a very cooling and cosy colour. And if you are going to paint with green, keep to either a feature wall, or just one green room in your home – Preferably the bedroom. Defiantly not bathroom.
Green foliage from Indoor Plants
I still think that the best way to incorporate green into your interior design is to use plants. Indoor plants have made a huge comeback in the last year and are now everywhere.
Herbs, succulents and terrariums can be found in markets, shops and home wares stores. Pay attention to air plants which come in the most beautiful shapes and can be hung without soil – So clean!