Interior Trend: Emerald Green

Deep, vibrant, opulent and regal, this colour is sure to add show-stopping drama to a space.

By Intern | 12 January 2017

Create an on-trend interior scheme with emerald green, whether it’s a quick update or a total revamp.

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Deep, vibrant, opulent and regal, this colour is sure to add show-stopping drama to a space. It sits on a spectrum of dark, moody hues and evokes dense, evergreen forest, classic British racing cars and luxurious velvets. It has been a popular interior choice since the early nineteenth century, when a new paint dye was made by mixing verdigris with arsenic.

The pigment became an overnight success, making its way into paint, wallpaper and upholstery fabrics across Europe, despite being highly toxic. While they’re thankfully no longer poisonous, walls painted in emerald green still lend a sense of opulence, especially when paired with other jewel tones, such as amethyst, sapphire blue and ruby red.

Get the look

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Dark accents
Stick to a palette of limited hues, pairing emerald walls with accessories in sophisticated black and grey to add a sense of drama.

Luxury texture
Create a tactile scheme with key pieces; the above lush velvet Cenova sofa in forest green, £3,572, contrasts beautifully with the Neat shag-pile rug, £849,
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Pick a print
Use large-scale, botanical wallpaper in tonal colours to add impact. Try
Cole & Son’s Palm Jungle 1003, £78 per 10m roll, for a similar look to the above.