Going green is always a good thing – but have you ever considered using green as the main color in your home? Or maybe you’re a green fanatic. You don’t want to start splashing green paint around and then discover your passion for green didn’t quite create the effect you wanted. Well, you’re in the right place.
Today we’re releasing the second part in our series on monochromatic palettes for your mobile home. We’ll take you through the pros and cons of green, how you can pull off all those lovely greens in your own home, and end with a few color palettes to get you started. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Monochromatic palettes for your mobile home: going green
Green is easy to get right. But it’s just as easy to get wrong. If you’re not careful you might end up with a 70’s vibe that you did not intend … not that that’s necessarily bad, for those who like that look. Whether you’re a fan of retro or not, think about it: green is such a glorious color. It reminds us of bright summer grass when outside it’s cold and snowy. It brings back memories of hiking mountains, the deep, dramatic hues of spruce, and the dark green of moss.
Green rooms have a very natural, homey vibe that will especially resonate with nature lovers. There’s nothing like a walk in the woods to calm the nerves and clear the mind, so why not replicate that feeling in a small way and bring the soothing greens into your own home?
Okay, so you get it. Green is great! Now we’ll look at three ways you can pull it off like a pro.
Mastering green (in the master bedroom)
Say you want to go really subtle in the master bedroom, like this. Painting the walls a light olive color and layering different shades browns and green on the bed and on the floor can give the room a relaxing and luxurious feeling. Remember to go crazy with plants, since, well, you’re going green after all!
Living room drama
The living room is the heart of the house, and it deserves a dramatic touch. Maybe that comes in the form of expensive furniture, big bay windows … or a dramatic and tasteful touch of green. Or maybe more than just a touch! This home nails the dramatic-yet-tranquil power of green, especially in the living room. By layering light and dark shades of green, they made sure it wasn’t too dark and overwhelming. But, at the same time, they didn’t pull any punches, creating an all-green room that looks stunning in every way. Not forgetting, of course, some well-chosen plants and wall art to finish off the look.
Then again, a room completely slathered in green may not be your cup of tea. Consider balancing out the green with other colors and textures. Leather couches or chairs, touches of pale pink, bold blacks and whites all complement green very well. Give them a try in your own living room.
An inspiring (green) kitchen
Kitchens are maybe the easiest places to incorporate green and make it look great. A predominantly white kitchen with simple green cabinets really makes a statement. Gold accents are perfect paired with green. The kitchen is the best place to put gold to work in the form of faucets, lights, and cabinet hardware. Wood is also something to consider, especially if you want to create a slightly rustic, moody feel.
Green inspiration for your mobile home
Let’s check out a few color palettes to help inspire you in your search for the perfect greens for your home. If you need more inspiration, there are many ways to gather it, such as Pinterest, stock photo websites, or this website for designers.
For a bold look, here’s a view of the mountains. See how there are many different hues packed into one photo? Bright green, subtle, almost white greens, and dark pine greens that are almost black. Plus you can see here that white complements green and downplays the drama, creating a soothing vibe. Try using the same technique in your home.
The mixture of green, teal, and white in this color palette is so dreamy! This could work if you’re going for a more feminine look.
Green is good, whether you’re recycling, ditching paper plates, or decorating your home. Go green and create a relaxing and beautiful home while you’re at it! For more tips on decorating your mobile home with green (which happened to be 2019’s hottest color), check out this article.