Summer Color Combo: Blue and Green
Ever since I was a young preppy, I have loved blue and green together. The preppy look was always a combination of navy blue and Kelly green, but today designers are giving it an update. Vibrant lime and apple green paired with turquoise or teal are a dynamic combination. Here are 10 ways to incorporate the summery pair into your decor.
1. Glean inspiration from sea glass. The glass pendant, headboard accents and brushstroke patterns on the pillows combine shades of apple green and deep watery blues in this bedroom.
2. Tie in your beach towels. If you’re like me, your beach towel collection is probably a mishmash of uncoordinated, threadbare specimens. Keep an eye out for end-of-summer sales and treat yourself to new matching ones that you can hang with pride. (Check with local animal shelters to see if they can use your old ones.) Turquoise and lime towels can enliven a wall with beachy style.
3. Let soft blue soothe in the bedroom. Use cool blue on the walls, then punch it up with bright green accents.
4. Build in white space. This room uses darker blues and greens, but it stays light thanks to the well-edited use of color.
5. Energize a room with an accent piece. A bright green slipper chair gives this navy and white palette a playful jolt.
6. Start with the basics and layer on color. A neutral base of tans, creams and browns calms popsicle pastels in lime green and aqua in this living room.
7. Take the look outside. Rich jewel tones add a sumptuous feel to this Moroccan-inspired covered patio in Texas.
8. Pair a bold hue with a softer one. Bright lime green accents give this room plenty of bold color, while the blues take a more muted backseat.
9. Go for bright stripes. Note that in this jewel box of a bathroom, they used one consistent shade of blue and then mixed in sage, moss and acid green stripes.
10. Mix patterns in blue and green. Solids, stripes, botanicals and even a giraffe pattern play nice together against the crisp, white backdrop of Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White.