Bring in the greens of summer – fresh interior design tips for 2023

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Bring in the greens of summer – fresh interior design tips for 2023

First it was grey, then blue, then viva magenta was all the rage.

Now with summer well and truly on the horizon, the cool greens of summer have arrived.

Those considering renovating, remodelling or simply updating their new or period homes with a touch of green here and there could find the refreshing colour is just the right seasonal choice.

From cushions and throws to paint, wallpaper, rugs and home accessories – and of course lush house plants – clean greens of all shades and hues could bring summer right into the home.

Recent research from eco paint specialists Victory Colours shows that consumer interest in green interiors has soared this spring as people prepare to make summer changes and enhancements.

Using data from Pinterest, Victory Colours found searches for the term “green interiors” peaked earlier this month – reaching an all-time high of 100 index points.

Victoria Yardley, managing director of Victory Colours, said: “Homeowners are getting braver and bolder when it comes to incorporating colour into their homes and green is the go-to hue.

“And it’s no surprise. Green has the most incredible calming impact and thanks to its connotations with nature, fans of all things biophilic are embracing all shades of green, from cooling sage through to deep emeralds.”

Also popular are refreshing limes, dark forests and soft olives.

And for those who are a little nervous of how to incorporate green into their existing interior schemes, Victoria has an ideal solution.

“The ceiling is often referred to as the ‘fifth wall’ and in fact, these are often great blank canvases in which to really sell your interior style.

“If you’re somewhat in the neutral camp, try adding a pastel green to the ceiling to create a calming serene atmosphere from the top down