Monday, February 11, 2013

50 Shades Of Green

When Pantone named Emerald Green the color of the year, I did a little happy dance because green is and always has been my favorite color.

"Green is the prime color of the world,
and that from which its loveliness arises."
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Growing up in Oregon, it seemed that the whole world was green!

I've always wanted to bring that color inside, because psychologically it has a calming effect on me, just like it does when I'm in a forest.

Which is exactly how I feel when I'm in my kitchen, ever since I painted it green.

Green is the new neutral.
It simply agrees with every other color.
I love how it pairs with red...

...and how it agrees with brown,

And how it goes with leopard.
Leopard is a color, right?

It even looks great with orange!

There are so many beautiful shades of green.  I don't think I've ever met a green it didn't like!
Green is:
 "Lively, sophisticated and prosperous."
"Harmonious, rejuvenating and balanced."
"Energizing, healing and regenerative."

Emerald, the color of the year for 2013.
Thank you Pantone!
You made me a very happy green girl!

Does green make you happy too?
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Unknown said...

I totally agree. I love green and I have a green kitchen also. But I must say your kitchen is to die for. Mine is a temporary fix until I can remodel. Thanks for a wonderful post!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your pretty kitchen, such a great green. I love green too and am adding bits here and there throughout the house. Hugs, Marty

Orlando Designs said...

I live for your kitchen. It's beautiful! The marble is to die for.... I loved following the changes

Rhonda said...

Green is my favorite color, too! I think that is why I am enthralled with your house! In fact, I discovered your blog when I googled "green sofa" -- it was love at first sight!

Stacey said...

I'm with you! Love green in every room and especially when it blends with outdoors.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I'm in love with your runner...animal prints go with everything!

Sue said...

I love green too! I have always had a green house, I think it is the perfect neutral. {and it looks fabulous at Christmas}

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh yes~ love green and your kitchen- Gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Kitchen envy!!! Beautiful. I love green too, but don't have a lot in my home. Need to rectify that. :)

Kathysue said...

Yes indeed it does, I am like you when I go into my kitchen with green cupboards and green and white striped wallpaper, it is soothing and calming and I agree, green is a neutral. I read once that all greens go together. That first image in this post is breathtaking!! Love your kitchen soooooo much and I am so happy that you went with the green cupboards, it is so YOU!!
Happy Monday,
PS thanks for stopping by my blog this morning, can you believe I am finally getting it done!!A Design Miracle for sure, lol!!

Betsy Speert said...

Of course leopard is a color!!!
isn't it in a crayola box of crayons???

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Imlove green too, I think it is the perfect neutral!!!! My last kitchen was green and I loved it and can't WAIT to be able to paint here. I am so NOT a white walls girl, but we have to wait a year:(:( I just did a post on leopard:) XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Green is definitely a part of our home too. It's not the star, but as I look around any room, there it is offering its beauty in plants, accessories, paintings, rugs, ..... the list goes one. And I love to wear kelly green or lime green or forest green or kaki green.....the list goes one h my wardrobe as well. '-)

Unknown said...

Oh those pictures are so fabulous! I WANT that sofa, chairs and table in my yard!!!

Privet and Holly said...

I spent my formative
years growing up in
the Pacific NW, so I
couldn't agree more
about all the beautiful
shades of green and
how they make me
FEEL : ) I just adore
your kitchen!!!

Happy Monday,
xo Suzanne

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Green makes me happy when I look at all the gorgeous pictures of your happy home !!!

gme said...

I love green and I've always had it in my home. It's just so easy to live with I have decorated with green in every room. Beautiful post!

Jan Hermann said...

I've always liked green too! And your kitchen is indeed beautiful!

LEOPARD PRINT - for sure, it's a color!! I love Leopard Print!! I have an entire pinterest board filled with Leopard Print!

Jan ♥

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your paintings against that beautiful wallpaper and your kitchen...oh my, gorgeous!

Melanie said...

There's a lot of colors I like - blues, purples, greens, red. I love all the shades of green that you showed us!

AndeM1 said...

i have a picture of a kitchen pulled from a magazine....probably from over 10 years ago.....I want to paint my cabinets green too....would you share your color?

Anonymous said...

Green has ALWAYS been my favorite color. I believe you are either a green lover or a blue lover... and it goes from there... warm or cool! LOVE your kitchen.

Leslie said...

Dolores, I agree! Bringing the outside in.. and growing up in Oregon I imagine you got used to all the green everywhere. Your kitchen is so pretty. Very warm and the color looks gorgeous with the soft wood.

Thanks for sharing:)


Marlis said...

I love green. My husband doesn't. Yet, I've managed to sneak it into our home. I think he died when he called on Saturday and asked what I was doing.. and I said painting the bedroom. His next question was.. what color? I said green. and I heard this huge groan come through the phone.. But now he loves it.. It's a green/taupe/greige green. So not really green, but like a cameleon changes color in different light. Now he loves it.. lives well with my sage green bedskirt, green pillows on the couch... yep. I do like it. It is a great neutral!
Kitchen is gorgeous with those drapes, the couch looks fabulous..
xo marlis

Becca Bertotti said...

I love green, too ... such a great neutral! And, yet, so many beautiful shades of it to choose from! Your kitchen is gorgeous ... truly a fabulous shade of green!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love green too.... A serene color...

Love your Kitchen ( that was your Kitchen, right?)

I hope you will stop by and enter my 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway..


Decor To Adore said...

Green is my favorite color!

Thank you SO very much for linking up your Valentine goodness!

Decor To Adore said...

Green is my favorite color!

Thank you SO very much for linking up your Valentine goodness!

hollysharon said...

I'm going with a yellow green from Benjamin Moore on our kitchen walls this year! It looks warm but also contemporary (at least on the paint chip) lol

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