Green shades in your living room design

Pair green walls with Millennial pink furniture

Pink and green should always be seen! As opposite pigment son the colour wheel, these two colours are the perfect compliment to one and another. This green living room features stunning pink velvet accent chairs, beautifully offset against the chalky green colour on the walls. The brass highlights, from the chair legs and the wire coffee table, also add a touch of glam.

Use green in oh-so-subtle ways

A little greenery can go a long way to capturing the optimism of spring in your home. Start by introducing it through fabrics (or wallpaper) and prints featuring frond and fern motifs that create a graceful, romantic look. Furniture in natural wood and elegant metal complete the look.

Unify furniture and walls in one green tone

Paint fitted furniture the same shade of green as the walls, to create a continuation of space. Rather than highlight the frame of bench seating this room has cleverly integrated it into the wall so it’s seamless and less imposing. The pretty pink cushions then become the hero of this welcoming seating area.

Start with a statement green sofa

Grey may go with anything and blush pink may be pretty, but if you’re looking for a siren of a sofa that begs you to sit in it, then we suggest you be brave and plump for deep green. This dark hue will draw you in and encourage you to sit and relax – no excuses!

For a snug setting, go equally dark on the walls – either with a matching green or an equally dark inky blue. Metallic accents bring flashes of brightness so the look is never gloomy.

Try a trend-proof pattern

Nothing can date a room like an of-the-moment motif, so it’s wise to keep it classic. A blurred Ikat or elegant fretwork like this is great at setting off interesting furniture, and is easy to mix with other patterns, provided you stick to a shared colour palette.

Mellow out with forest green

In a bright space, painting the walls in a flat matt forest green colour will dial down the glare. It also promotes a mellower mood that’s perfect for a room you just want to relax in at the end of a long day. Cocooning the winter and cooling in summer, it looks great balanced with equal amounts of flannel grey.

Yellow is the perfect accent colour here – just occasional hits prevent deep greens feeling too dark and gloomy.

Encapsulate relaxed country style

A room with country house decor is the perfect home for a Chesterfield-style sofa. Keep it classic with wool-upholstered armchairs, tartan and lots of natural wood for timeless rustic chic.

Choose masculine colours and heritage patterns as they’ll stop the look becoming dated or a bit twee. Designed in 1871, this branch-print wallpaper adds subtle detail without dominating the room.

Try deep green with copper

Go glam and team sumptuous fabrics and papers in forest green with high-shine copper highlights for a luxurious feel. Copper is a great accent for a living room as it’s glam, but has a warm tone that makes a space feel cosy.

Bring the outdoors in with modern botanical style

Breathe life into a white decorating scheme with mixed shades of green and displays of real (or fake) plants. Our tip is to layer several shades of green for lush contrast – here, the blinds and a throw have been edged in a fresh lime fabric that stands out against the sofa’s deeper hue.

Combine teal green and tobacco for a classic, confident look

Deep teal green has the unusual quality of making a room feel cosy and enveloping in winter, but cool and shady in summer. Bring it to life with woods and leathers that have an orangey undertone for a pairing that’s direct from nature. Add a shot or two of indigo blue and whether you create a room that’s rustic or glamorous – or somewhere in between – this colour mix will exude quiet confidence.