Hot New Greens for Fall Decorating

Several shades of green have arisen at the hottest colors for fall. One interesting green showing up on the runways is a cross between pine green and army green — a dark green with a brown inside. Along with the people at Pantone, a business that creates color management methods for designers, are touting two greens for autumn: Ultramarine Green (a dark jade) and Bright Chartreuse.

If you are a fan of the color green, then keep reading for inspirational pictures and suggestions about how best to incorporate these hip hues into your house.

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Jennifer Ott Design

This year’s popular greens, clockwise from top left: a vibrant chartreuse, Nervy Hue SW6917 from Sherwin-Williams; a army/evergreen color, Woodland Park KM3352-5 from Kelly-Moore; a subdued chartreuse, Adobe Sun 082-5 from Mythic Paint; and a hue similar to Pantone’s Ultramarine Green, Ming Jade 2043-20 from Benjamin Moore.

TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design

Bright Greens

Chartreuse plays nicely with light neutrals like the whites, grays and timber tones shown here in this gorgeous, contemporary kitchen and dining room. As a bonus, colorful finish materials — like backsplash tile — and bold-hued furniture and accessories can pick up the slack when you lack wall area for artwork.

Bright chartreuse is a great option when working with contemporary architecture. Clean lines and simple forms can take large swaths of bold color.

NOA Architecture Planning Interiors

One of my favorite ways to use color in a residence is to paint the interiors of wall niches. If you want more neutral interiors, you could keep the wall color white, beige or gray then inject a bit of bold color just inside the market for a fun little pop.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

Include a vibrant green hue on your bathroom for a fun, young vibe — perfect for the kids’ bathroom or a powder room in a contemporary house. This is one of my favorite colours, but for all those worried about growing tired of this kind of glowing hue on a vanity, consider adding the color via easily changed out accessories.

Texas Construction Company

If chartreuse green is too lively to your interiors, consider finding ways to use it outside. The lighter, brighter, and more spacious the distance is, the less intense the chartreuse will appear.

Robin Amorello, CKD CAPS – Atmoscaper Design

Here, chartreuse is used to highlight fascinating exterior architectural components. Additionally, it is a great color for front door or window trim. To maintain the look somewhat subtle, pair it with neutral hues, like the steely blue and wood tones here. Utilize the vibrant colours on things you wish to really stand out, and utilize the darker, longer neutral hues for anything you would rather blend in the background.

Raymond Jungles, Inc..

Chartreuse also works nicely as a background color for the garden. It pairs nicely with the cooler greens on your landscape and will help soften hardscaping, like this concrete wall.

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Jade green creates a soothing, sophisticated vibe at a bathroom. This cool blue-green colour evokes a spa much from home and close to the water — the supreme destressing color.

Andrea Schumacher Interiors

Ultramarine green works with traditional, contemporary and all design styles in between. This kitchen features a nice balance of neutral and bold colours.

Witt Construction


The wall shade in this year’s warm walnut hue, is a handsome take on impartial green. The rich color makes this area ready to host autumn gatherings.

Daniel M Martin, Architect LLC

Army green — a hot green with lots of brown inside — reads like a neutral, perfect for the exterior of a house.

Camber Construction

Army green can also work well in your exterior trim. This green shade works nicely with the timber shingles, but you might also pair it using brick, rock or other neutral-hued siding. It’s a rather dark hue, so if you would like contrast between the siding and trim colours, choose a lighter colour for the siding.

Diane Bennett Bedford

Green Accessories

You do not have to paint your walls a vibrant colour to get a nice dose of color in a space. Instead, collect and exhibit decorative accessories on your favorite colour. They’re much easier and cheaper to change out than wall furniture or paint.


Nucha Vase – $14.95

If you like chartreuse but can’t invest a great deal of time or cash to bring it in your house, choose one of those fantastic, well-priced accessories available in the favorite color, like this vase from CB2.


Bernhard Chair, Chrome Plated, Kavat Green-Yellow – $149

The cheaper an item is, the more I tend to be more adventurous with color. All these chartreuse chairs from Ikea are a relatively cheap way to inject fun color into a casual dining space.


Julius Grass Twin Sleeper Sofa – $999

When investing in furniture, try to locate pieces that can perform double duty, like this combo loveseat/twin sleeper in fashionable chartreuse.

West Elm

Aydin Rug

This gorgeous rug from West Elm comes with a rich pattern in this year’s hip green hues.

Sundance Catalog

Texas Spinning Stool – $225

I can view this charming stool functioning in a variety of interiors — from a conventional antique-filled house into an industrial loft space.

Picture Frames

I really like the organic, asymmetrical type of those vases and that they have a nice patinated finish in our featured colours.

Barn Light Electric Co

Mig Retro Steel Pendant Light – $149

Do not overlook lighting as a way to present an interesting shape or form, as well as color, into your house. This cool decorative necklace would look fantastic lined up at a set of three or two over a kitchen island.

Inform us What is your favorite green hue? How have you utilized it in or around your property?

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