With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, we’re looking at the world of design through green-colored glasses. Not only because we have leprechauns and lucky charms on our minds, but because just about everywhere we look these days, green seems to be the hue of the moment. From soft sage to vibrant emerald and everything in between, Dwayne shares his take on the trend that shows no sign of slowing down.
With approximately 300 known shades of green, it’s no wonder there’s something for everyone! Thanks to its symbolic representation of growth, new beginnings, harmony, and hope it is often consciously or subconsciously selected to invite these feelings into a space. It’s also universally associated with nature and been known to inspire taking action with its invigorating properties. Different tones take on different roles in different spaces so it’s important to consider the emotion you’re hoping to evoke when selecting the best green for your needs.
With society as a whole craving new beginnings and a return to nature, green seems to be on every trend report, Instagram moment, and collection launch that we’ve seen over the past few years. Dwayne gravitates towards the sumptuous emerald velvet upholstery and biophilic motifs, with bold accents and live plants bringing energy into a space. While he’ll always love a white or warm wood kitchen, he’s been loving the subtle sage greens applied to cabinetry of late. In fashion, we’re seeing olive, pistachio, and chartreuse dominate the spring palettes which means these of-the-moment versions are ripe for interior applications.