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TREND ALERT: THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWERS OF DARK GREEN

Looking for a colour that will instantly revamp your space? The deep, elegant tones of on-trend dark green are a perfect choice

Article first published on Houzz
Amanda Pollard, Houzz Contributor
Lead image: Williams House by Bon Atelier Limited

Whether the look is moody and elegant or soft and subtle, dark green can create a dramatic effect in a room – and it’s also one of this season’s most fashionable colours. Check out these interiors that show how this traditional shade can make a real impact in a contemporary space.

Teddy Edwards Brooklands
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Add style to your kitchen
This deep green kitchen has a lovely old-world elegance. The shade highlights the classic design of the cabinetry by creating deep shadows in the panels.

Green and brown are often found together in the natural world, so it’s a good idea to team the two colours together. The deep hue looks beautiful next to the light wood and natural materials.

London Fields House
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Pep up white units
This plain white kitchen has been given some character with emerald green metro tiles. The glossy surface brings out the various green hues of the tiles. The room would have looked good with any other colour, but the deep green has added something really special.

London Fields House
Photo by Brian O’Tuama ArchitectsBrowse traditional living room photos

Team with turquoise
Dark green works well in a living room as it can give the space a cosy feel. However, to avoid it becoming too sombre, add some bright colour to the mix.

The turquoise velvet armchair here adds just enough contrast to the sage green walls.

Eclectic Living Room
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Say it with a sofa
Deep green is such a strong colour that you don’t need to paint a whole wall. This sumptuous velvet sofa is bold enough to completely transform the white room, and the avant-garde lights and painting add to the effect.

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Champion a chair
Grey walls and a simple white floor are given a quirky twist here with a dark green metal chair. Despite its unassuming size, the colour of the chair is strong enough to turn it into a design statement.

Cormar Carpets
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Create a soft ambience
This contemporary space looks wonderful with a dark green wall. The natural light from the large glazed door brings out the paler tones of the paint. By teaming the walls with a colour scheme of lime green, brown and grey, the dark green becomes soft and muted.

Williams House
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Max out the marble
This decadent space showcases luxurious marble along the work surface and splashback. Dark green is the perfect colour to sit next to it and show it off to maximum effect.

The dramatic contrast between light and dark looks great and the deep green tones bring out the veins in the marble.

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Feature some wallpaper
The horizontal stripes of trees on this beautiful wallpaper contain a range of green hues. It’s a subtle way to introduce dark green without painting the whole wall in a solid block.

Scandinavian Dining Room
Photo by Snell David LTDBrowse contemporary dining room photos

Pair with Scandi style
The graceful lines of these Wishbone dining chairs look stunning against the olive green wall behind. Green is the perfect colour to warm up the minimal space and bring out the natural tones in the wooden furniture, and it links beautifully with the garden beyond.

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