In the world of colour psychology, green plays well with everyone, which makes it one of the “safest” colours to use in interior design and home staging. Being one of the most dominant colours in nature, green has proven to have positive impact on our thinking and health (source).
With hundreds of different hues, green can evoke powerful emotions ranging from freshness, hope and health, associated with the lighter shades, all the way to growth, stability, and prosperity in the darker greens.
Green in Interior Design
Believe it or not, green has not always been a popular choice in interior design. Making its debut in 1775 as the new & fancy wall colour in royal mansions, the admiration for green was short-lived, after the discovery of its toxic paint composition made of arsenic and lead.
Even though green appeared on illustrations and fabric patterns, people steered away from using it in their interiors altogether until the mid-1900’s, brought on by the explosion of pop art.
In the recent years, this colour has enjoyed a renewed sense of popularity. The phrase “being green” is associated with environmental awareness and sustainability, prompting a rising number of architects take interest in Biophilic Design.
Greenery was declared a Pantone Colour of the year in 2017 and it has become prevalent at the start of the pandemic, with more and more people equipping their households with plants.