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Color Inspiration: Dark, Moody Greens
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Color Inspiration: Dark, Moody Greens
I know it’s only August, but we’ve already started seeing predictions for 2019 colors of the year. Personally, I love to see what everyone thinks will be the “it” color. PPG Paints has already issued their prediction and I’m not at all sad about it! Their 2019 color of the year is “Night Watch,” a dark green they describe as a “rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green allowing spaces to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature.”
I’ve always been drawn to jewel tones, but there’s something especially intriguing to me about dark green colors. I find them to be very versatile — dramatic, but casual; glamorous, but down to earth. For me, dark green is kind of a juxtaposition in and of itself — maybe because it balances the rich opulence of the tone with its natural link to the great outdoors. Either way you look at it, I’ve always wanted to find a room to paint dark green and I love to see how others use this shade in various spaces of the home.
So to celebrate the beginning of “color of the year” season, I thought it would be cool to share a few of my favorite dark green inspiration photos.
Dark Green in the Kitchen
Lately, more dramatic colors have been making their way into the kitchen, as opposed to the standard neutrals. This dark green kitchen by Studio McGee has completely stolen my heart and run away with it. Like, I want to get my paint sprayer out and update alllll of my kitchen cabinets! Isn’t this stunning? The deep green color is so rich and elegant, but it’s also fresh and bright thanks to the white backsplash, counters and sink. Speaking of which, this color would be a great complement to Sinkology’s fireclay sinks!
In using a dark green color, I could see myself getting carried away and wanting to paint all. the. things. That said, I’m all in favor of an oversaturated room in this decadent color, like this gorgeous living room found on Carole King’s Dear Designer’s Blog. The walls, the chair, the paneling, even the plates propped up on the ledge (except for that cute little white cup!) are all dark green. While some might think saturated rooms are overdoing it a little, they can actually have a calming effect because the consistent color makes it easier for your eyes to roll across all the details of a space.
Love this color, but feel like you can’t quite commit to painting an entire room? Why not try bringing in dark green accents? The most affordable way to do this is through paint, so you could try painting one wall in a room, like this living room from Apartment Therapy. If you’re looking for a more tangible pop of green, think about adding a fun sofa or chair. A quick online search will turn up dark green chairs and sofas in a variety of sizes, like this one from Made.com. Its rich color and velvety fabric is an instant invitation to sit down and get comfortable!
Dark Green and Copper = Natural BFFs
Maybe it’s because of their shared tie to nature, or maybe it’s because dark green and the warm metallic tones of copper play off of one another so well. Whatever it is, dark green and copper are a match made in heaven! Exhibit A: this dark green bathroom featuring a copper bathtub. This whole space is warm and sumptuous…the perfect relaxing retreat after a long day! Check out Sinkology’s copper tubs if you’re looking to emulate this look in your own home. I also love the look of these clustered copper pendants in this green-on-green-on-green living room. I came across this photo on Pinterest, but wasn’t able to find a source…so share it if you know it, please. The mastermind behind this space needs credit!
So what do you think of PPG Paints’ 2019 Color of the Year? How would you use dark green in your home? Share your inspiration photos (or photos of how you’ve used this color in your home!) with us on Instagram by tagging @Sinkology and #SinkologyatHome.