Decorate With Green for Some of the Luck O’ the Irish
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh!
My general manager says that means ‘Happy St Patrick’s Day’ in Irish and she managed to pronounce it right, so I’ll believe her.
Although Home Painters Toronto has plenty of experience with Eco-friendly paint, that’s not the type of green painting we’re talking about. It’s St. Patrick’s Day! So in honor of the Irish holiday, here are some fun ways to paint using the colour green. Green can be energizing and youthful, or it can be calming and balanced, depending on how you use it.
Green Painted Furniture:
If you’re not sold on changing your wall colour, you can still infuse some new life into a room with painted furniture. Whether you paint an up-cycled wooden pallet coffee table or kitchen chairs, the change in furniture colour is sure to give the room a fresh look.
Green Colour In the Kitchen:
You can use green colour as an accent colour for a back splash. Either painted tile, back-painted glass, or just a small accent wall done with a semi-gloss finish. Green paint works really well on wooden surfaces as well, so you could also decide to paint your cabinetry green.
People always focus on painting the interiors of their home, but why not spruce up your exterior with a bold green look. Painting your garage door or front door green will pick up the green hues in your yard, and will make your lawn look even greener. This look is especially nice if your home has a brick exterior, the green acting as a bold pop against the masonry.
Just be careful while you’re painting – in Irish folklore, it’s bad luck to stand in a doorway for too long!
Painted Floor or Ceiling:
Again, if you’re against painting the walls, then either a painted floor or ceiling is great for a surprising touch in a small space. You can reflect the green colour in accent pieces throughout the room, and pair with a neutral wall colour for optimum effect. Since green is a colour that promotes creativity, this would be especially nice in a home office or study.
In the Bedroom:
Whether you want to relax or wake yourself up in the morning, there’s a shade of green for that. Make use of an accent wall either plain or patterned and add green furniture accents like a lamp or throw pillow to pull the room together. If you want even more green options you can always colour match to a comforter or pillowcase, and then paint your bed’s headboard or side table the matching colour.
Green is a very vibrant, healthy colour and there is such a range of hues, from bright lime green to a muted olive to a light mint green. At Home Painters Toronto we have 25 years of experience in professional colour consultation, call us for a free quote or for more tips and tricks on how you could use the colour green in your home. call us now at 416 494 9095 or email us at Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com if you want to renew the look of your home, from adding an accent colour to an entire home renovation project.