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.
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.