Rich and luxurious, yet calming and cosy, forest green is certainly a colour of many sides. We explore this eye-catching shade and explain how to style it in your home…
About the colour forest green
The words ‘forest green’ immediately evoke an impression of rich foliage; thick bushes, tall trees and low canopies of branches and leaves, protecting the creatures and vegetation that lay below. With these images in mind, it’s unsurprising that forest green is often associated with the environment, utilised for brands and designs that are related to the earth and its ecosystems.
But there’s more to forest green than its namesake. Much like its lighter counterparts, this tone can be linked to harmony, energy, money and ambition, along with some sinister connections of jealousy and greed. Its similarities with emerald gemstones also makes forest green a colour of extravagance and royalty. It’s safe to say that forest green is both a complex and versatile colour!
How to use forest green in your home
As chic as black and classic as navy, forest green can work tremendously well on its own. It’s worth noting that forest green tones can vary from leafy greens through to deeper shades of emerald. All have suprisingly soft undertones, which make them adaptable team-mates for a range of different looks and trends. In countryside homes, forest green is an excellent choice for achieving a natural feeling and bringing the outdoors inside, whilst maintaining a traditional look. Meanwhile, in contemporary spaces, forest green is a great way to inject luxury. Those who enjoy the mid-century look can also use forest green effectively, especially when used with ochre and deep, rich browns.
The colour pairs well with a range of shades, including reds, yellows and beiges. Teaming it with blush pinks and metallics will create a more 1920s style, while a fuchsia pink combination is ideal for a bold modern statement. You could also work forest green alongside acidic tones of yellow and green; the deep forest elements will help to ground the overall look, making for a balanced effect.
One of the most effective fabrics for forest green is velvet, which emphasises its richness.
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