Green interiors

From emerald to sage, green brings instant calm to any living space. Trudi Brewer shares some lush inspiration.

Grassy shades, natural textures and a shot of metallic defines the on-trend look for summer interiors. And at the centre of this look is green. In emerald, mint and turquoise paired with woodgrain, seagrass and copper this nature-inspired shade is offset by luxury fabrics such as velvet and crisp white linen. Here's some interior inspiration for your home

Top row: Santona fresh mint cushion $42 from Adairs. Bauen Bamboo silk & cotton rug $1,990 from Citta Design. Contrast light shade $159 from Citta Design. Horizontal cut emerald vase $113 from Republic Home.

Second row: Jacquard towel in light cactus from $20 from Citta Design. Georg Jensen Alfredo Glass Vase $247 from Smith & Caughey's. Hemingwaydesign for Royal Doulton, $80 from Smith & Caughey's. Deserter tall green chest, $2,095 from Republic Home.

Top tips. 

The colour of nature is green and once in your home it's like bringing the outdoors in. As a shade, it’s calming to live with, and elegant to live in. But at the same time, it's bang on trend, and works best teamed with complementary neutrals such as grey, pink, beige and white.

It's the perfect colour for expanding the feeling of space in a room. Used as a highlight on skirting boards, painted in stripes or as a feature wall it adds a peaceful statement to any living space.  

Just like in nature, green looks brilliant with unexpected contrasts, such as purple, orange or even pink.  

If you don't have the bottle to paint walls with the colour green, plants, cushions, throws, candles and glassware, are all inexpensive ways of introducing green.