To say we’re obsessed with interior design is an understatement. If we’re not selecting furniture for a new project or giving our own homes a seasonal update, we’re most definitely gleaning design inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram. All of this so-called “field research” has led to a slight obsession with one particular color ahead of spring 2019: Moss Green.
We know florals and earth tones are the “it” colors for spring, nothing ground breaking- but give us a moment of your time. Not only is this earthy hue evocative of springtime and all of its inherent symbolism, we love that it adds a subtle pop of color to a space without being overwhelming. Green will always be a color that can be used in every single room especially when it is used in the right tones.
It appears that we’re not the only ones with green tones on the brain. PPG Paint named “Night Watch,” a deep shade of green, their official color of the year for 2019, while a Pinterest trend report highlighted emerald as one of the top engagement ring stones of the year, Domino reports.
Meanwhile, the fashion set has been preoccupied with green for months now, and if the street style and runways at New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, and Milan Fashion Week were any indication, the trend isn’t going anywhere.
In the home, we recommend pairing moss green with whites and greys, in addition to gold accessories, marble, and natural materials like rattan and wood. Keep scrolling for six low-lift ways to incorporate the trendy hue into your space this season, and keep an eye out for the Bobby Berk x A.R.T. Furniture collection, debuting this fall, for a few brand-new pieces in the earthy color. You didn’t think that we could talk about the trend without actually implementing it ourselves did you?
Get out your paint brushes
If you’re looking for a long-term commitment to moss green, why not go for a statement wall or colored kitchen cabinetry? We’d argue that this is the perfect paint color for minimalists looking to add a touch of color to their space—it’s just bold enough to add interest, but will still blend in with an otherwise pared-back interior. We love the look of Farrow & Ball’s Ball Green. To keep it from feeling too bold and colorful pair it back by using neutral furnishings and textiles to calm the earthy hue.
Bring The Outdoors InSIDE
No room is complete without a bit of organic greenery, and while you might not be ready for a moss green bed, every room is ready for a bit of life. For something more low-lift, opt for on-tone plants like eucalyptus, succulents, spider plants, staghorn ferns, and air plants. Retailers like West Elm, Magnolia Home, and CB2 now offer incredibly lifelike faux botanicals if you’re not quite ready to become a plant parent. Maybe we should even do a faux plant roundup?
Introduce on-tone textiles
Arguably the easiest way to hop on a color trend is to buy throw pillows, blankets, or towels in the hue of the moment. We love Target’s take on the earthy color with their velvet lumbar pillow from Project 62, while The Citizenry’s Egyptian cotton bath towels offer a slightly more minty take on the trend. The best thing about textiles is that they can easily be swapped out when you are ready for a change.
Wallpaper is one of the most transformative things that you can do to a room. Not to mention there are so many patterns that you can choose from. If you’re scared to permanently do anything to your walls then grab a temporary solution like those from tempaper. They are peel and stick and can easily be done in an afternoon. If you’re ready to go bold there are some really fun botanicals out there on the market now that don’t feel too overdone, but if you lean more subtle then you can still get the look with a solid or a grasscloth wallpaper which will give you a little bit of texture.
Commit with moss green furniture
Rather than peppering moss green textiles and accessories throughout your space, make a long-term investment with furniture. Don’t be scared – it’s a bold move that can transform the look of your room and create a conversation piece. Our Olafur sofa, which is coming out this fall – yes we are just as excited as you about the Bobby Berk for A.R.T. collection – is the perfect moss green addition to any space. We’d recommend pairing it with coffee table in a natural material like wood or marble and adding a pop of metallic next to it with a brass floor lamp.
LIGHT IT UP
Your first thought when trying to work green into your home might not be through the lighting, but adding a little touch of the color up near the ceiling will bring your eye up and also create a statement in the moss green tone. If pendants don’t work for you then it can also be worked in through table and floor lamps as well as through a green fabric shade. The subtle hint of green in an all white room is an interesting statement that brings the color into your space without having to feel like the hue has taken over.