• Anna

Is green the new blue?

At Olive + Opal, we firmly believe that blue is a neutral. Yes, we know it's an accent color, but it's honestly used so frequently in design that it's starting to feel almost as neutral as well, a neutral. So if blue is now neutral, where does that leave us with a go-to accent color?

If we were calling the shots we would lobby for green to slide right into blue's spot. And with good reason. We have seen so many amazing rooms that incorporate that pop of emerald and we're dying to get more of it into our own homes and projects. Here are some examples of green looking mighty fine!

Green furniture:

I am totally obsessed with the green velvet sofa from CB2 below, but if you aren't ready to pull the trigger on a such a showstopper couch, there are plenty of other awesome accent pieces. We love these emerald and gold dining chairs, which are similar to a set we use (and love!) to stage. And this velvet bench is a really subtle way to add some color and would love amazing at the end of your bed. We purchased the bottom right accent chair from Article in blue for recent project, and while I love the blue, the green is giving me all the feels.

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Green art:

Art is another great way to get more color in your decor without having to change the whole room. The bottom left Emerald print from Crate & Barrel is huge (38" x 74") and gorgeous. We saw the print in person at the Brentwood Crate and Barrel last week and wow, it's a beautiful statement piece. You know I'm obsessed with getting more art in your houses, so keep your eye out for pieces with these emerald pops.

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Green accents:

Lamps and accent pieces are probably the easiest and least expensive way to add a pop of green. I absolutely love the pair of green snakeskin lamps from Overstock and have them in mind for my son's room makeover. And that emerald platter from CB2 would be perfect for apps at your next get together or an amazing hostess gift.

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Green just may be the color you never knew you needed. I am so excited to incorporate these beautiful emerald pieces at home and on the job. So what about you? Do you think green will ever measure up to our beloved blue?