I LIKE this color.
Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that I only like white.
Friends old and new—this isn't white! I am here to tell you that there is one color that stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away every time I see it. I am reminding myself to incorporate it in my interior world next time I decorate. (since you like what I like, you will probably like it too)
Deep, dark green. Make no mistake, it is not hunter green or forest green (aka: tired and dated). This green is a color that almost can't be named. If you aren't looking, you will miss it—as it is highly impacted by light and time of day. This color is alive, people, I promise you.
A mix of green, yellow, black, and blue...
I have always noticed it since I was in my early twenties and began my love of nature. But it's not a nature-y color in the normal sense. It happens when things are changing. When it's time for Day to say hello to Night. (think: "Hi Night, I've been good, you've got it from here?") You can also sometimes find it in the vivid reflections of the trees on the water. This is a special time when the water is so calm that it has the ability to take in all the mix of colors that make up deep, dark green and reflect it back to those who are willing to look.
The above pictures were taken when I was lucky enough to be a part of a crew motoring a sailboat from Connecticut to Vermont. It took us 5 days on a 36 ft sailboat, up the Hudson River and through the locks to meet up with Lake Champlain. It was an amazing trip in all aspects and it was a time I can remember getting a heavy dose of deep, dark green.
Some of you may be giving me the sideways glance about using deep, dark green in your home...
Rest assured...look at the masters like Michelangelo, Vermeer, Rembrandt, DaVinci, Turner (and the list goes on)...they use this color in a lot of their paintings and let's face it...these guys know color.
Now, I have been on a mission to find this color in every day objects but it is extremely challenging to find. So far, I have only found this sweater, ha! (TJX for the win.)
But the good news is you can find it in paint colors! And so, if you are interested in going dark in your home, I have put together some images to inspire you below. You will see that some are more blue/green and some are more yellow/green. Choose what you like, as I like them all.
Happy deep, dark greening!