Colour of the Week: Malachite

For this week’s colour, we have decided to take inspiration from a much less traditional jewel to bring to life our interiors: Malachite. While many, including us, tend to first think of Emerald and its rich hue when talking about greens in gems, Malachite is a gorgeous banded mineral of various greens, ranging from pastel to deep teals.

Malachite & The Green Family

Roisin’s colour palette for 2017 was mostly green, and for good reason. Green is seen as a harmonic colour, associated with peace, healing, and most importantly, life. More vibrant shades tend to feel energetic and living, while more muted ones resonate with the ideals of calmness and relaxation.

As holistic designers, green has played a crucial part in many of our projects, including our own KLD HQ. It can be a pop of colour in an otherwise neutral space or bold look. Regardless, make sure the mood for the space is cohesive, and that the green harmonises with other colours throughout the space rather than clashing with them. This will give then genuinely harmonic aesthetic, especially with deeper, muted shades.


Here are some tips on how to incorporate green into your own interior design endeavors:

  • Pair muted green with other depths of the same tone to make a neutral colour palette with a twist
  • Don’t be afraid of greenery. Incorporating plants, natural or synthetic, can shift the mood of nearly any room into tranquility.
  • If wanting a more colorful but neutral palette, try pairing pale greens with pale pink tones. Red and green are complimentary colours, and their lighter shades pair perfectly together to make a calm space using colour.

Paint Options

At KLD, we use Fleetwood paints. Many of the below paint choices are from various Fleetwood Collections. Here are our favourite choices for green!

Muted shades like Hedge Green and Bok Choy work well in natural spaces, while deeper, vibrant shades like Deep Teal or Kilkenny work really well as furniture or accent colours.


Pink tones like Zephyr pair really well with muted greens, while khaki-beige hues work well to tie in a more neutral holistic aesthetic.

Note: Colours may appear differently on screen than in person. We always recommend looking at a physical paint sample prior to selecting a specific paint colour.

Get The Look – Green Dream

Green Dream


Bedding, H&M

Blankets, H&M


Colour, Dulux Hepburn Blue

Plant, Plant Life


The colour green is the colour of balance, harmony and growth creating equilibrium between the head and the heart. Green is also the colour of spring, renewal and rebirth. It renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, green restores a sense of wellbeing. Green is an emotionally positive colour, giving us the ability to love and nurture ourselves and others unconditionally. Green promotes a love of nature, and a love of family, friends, pets and the home. It is the colour of the garden lover, the home lover and the good host. On the other hand green is the colour of prosperity and abundance, of finance and material wealth. It relates to the business world, to real estate and property.

Our favourite Green DULUX range:


Dulux Highland Falls 3 (90GY46/061), Dulux Tuscan Glade 4 (70GY63/098), Emerald Delight 4 (10GG33/404)


Variations of the colour green can be used for different purposes. Pale green is the colour of new growth on plants, it indicates youthfulness and allows us to see things from a new perspective. We would recommend using Dulux Tuscan Glade 4 it on wall panelling in libraries or places where you need to concentrate and be surrounded by a non-distracting but inspiring environment.

Emerald green is an uplifting colour suggesting abundance and wealth in all its forms. Materials like marble add a luxurious touch to any environment when used as fireplaces or countertops. Use darker shades of Emerald green on your upholstery.

Generally we would recommend having lots of planting in the house and therefore using variations of greens in their most natural form.