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Green is the new Neutral

by / Tuesday, 03 March 2015 / Published in Blog

Neutrals are hues that go nicely with just about every color and can be mixed and matched easily. Green is often an overlooked neutral, but if you think about it, it’s everywhere in nature! Because it’s so dominant in nature it acts as the neutral – the color that every other color has to match.

Green is the new neutral in houses now, too. From walls to floors to plants and accessories, green is becoming the next big color. Benjamin Moore announced 2015 color trends and choose Guilford Green as the color of the year. Houzz.com has a great explanation of the choice of Guilford Green being the color of the year: “Paint and stain manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced its color trends for 2015, including a Color of the Year for 2015: Guilford Green. The hue was chosen by a team of color experts who traveled through Europe to explore and document things of interest they discovered — from interesting textiles and artwork to, of course, paint colors. Several themes emerged, which led them to select the winning color stories and Guilford Green as the lead hue.”

That being said, let’s take a look at how great this new neutral can look in the home:

Floors + Ceilings

Your best bet for a colored floor or ceiling is a neutral, but now that green is becoming the new neutral it is completely acceptable to use this color, as you can see in the three photos below.

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Accents

You can pretty much get away with using accents of any color if the rest of the colors match it well, but you can essentially mix this neutral green in with any other color scheme.

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Walls

Depending on how big of a statement you want to make, you can go light or dark with this color on the walls. And keep in mind that painting your wall green doesn’t mean you can’t also accessorize with it.

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Being that green is the new neutral, it’s easier than ever to incorporate it into the home. Floors, ceilings, plants and accessories – they all look great with Benjamin Moore’s color of the year.

[Please note: Unless otherwise stated, none of the above images are mine. Please click on images for attribution].

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