Add green to a room and the space immediately becomes fresher, more harmonious, more alive. Take celebrity stylist Tan France’s closet for example, where verdant hues add depth and interest to the angled space.

No other color conjures the nurturing look and feel of nature quite like green. It’s no wonder that we love to surround ourselves with this comforting color. Truth is, every space looks good in green. Can’t you just imagine cooking among sophisticated sage cabinets, retreating to a tranquil mint bedroom, studying in a rich emerald library or entertaining outdoors among vibrant chartreuse accents? 

No other color is quite as versatile, either. It updates traditional, takes the edge off modern, and is equally powerful in masculine and feminine decors. It’s also fitting for both grown-up and kids’ spaces. What’s more, green plays well with other colors and is forever fashionable. Green may be today’s decorating darling, but as the following spaces prove, it never goes out of style.

Tan France's Closet
Design by Alice Lane Interiors. Photo by Lucy Call.

A sophisticated dialogue of stripes and greens defines celebrity Tan France’s striking closet designed by Jessica Bennett. “We wanted something handsome and British,” says Bennett, who papered the attic space in Cole & Son’s Carousel Stripe to give the room a tented effect. “The green here feels sophisticated, handsome and historic. I can’t imagine it any other color!” she exclaims.

Tan France's Closet
Design by Alder & Tweed. Photo by Rochelle Jahdi.

Dazzling green tiles jump start this chic, predominantly white décor. Alder & Tweed designer Morgan Veenendaal chose the playful-yet-sophisticated tile color to deliver “a fresh spirit and energy” to this contemporary space. She also used the Walker Zanger tile’s subtle wave shape to create an updated take on classic subway tile.

Design by Andrea West. Photo by Lindsay Salazar.

A young boy’s love of Star Wars sparked the use of forest green and geometrically patterned wallpaper in his bedroom. “It’s a space that can grow and transition over the years,” says interior designer Andrea West. “The tone of green is so important in this balance as it can feel young and fresh, yet also sophisticated and timeless.”

Tan France's Closet
Design by The Fox Group. Photo by Scott Davis.

Keeping things “fresh and dainty,” interior designer Cara Fox used this serene bathroom’s charming Schumacher Chickadee wallpaper to color match custom cabinetry carved and crafted by Christopher Scott Cabinetry.

Tan France's Closet
Design by Etch Interiors. Photo by Rebekah Westover.

“It all started with the fabulous emerald green chairs,” says designer Stephanie Lindsey. She used their bold color to create a connection to nature that set the stage for the St. George room’s other elements, including natural wood art and a dot-patterned rug that nods to wildlife. Patterned host chairs further the room’s outdoors-in theme while complementing the vibrant emerald green that inspired Lindsey’s overall design.


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