4 Ways to Make Your Home a Green Oasis


This year, we chose a deep green called Grand Manan Black (6161-83) for our Colour of the Year. Half-warm, half-cool, green is always a sure bet for enhancing your interior—and the possibilities are endless!

Think of green and you’ll picture leafy trees, rolling hills or delicious Granny Smith apples. It’s the colour that instantly evokes nature. The product of a cool hue, blue, mixed with a warm one, yellow, green is the colour of balance. It symbolizes life, growth and harmony and has calming properties that inspire trust.

For more info >> Grand Manan Black: The 2019 SICO Colour of the Year

We invited four influencers to introduce this relaxing colour into their homes. Check out how they chose to style it!

Forest green for the kids’ room

Little kids are bursting with creativity … and energy! Instagrammer and mother of three Britt Havens (@BrittHavens) wanted to keep her kids’ space neutral ... but her little ones wanted colour. To find a happy balance, she opted for a half-wall technique, giving the space an airy look. Pairing green with a secondary colour creates an eye-catching contrast that livens up the room. Britt chose a refreshing classic, Boreal Forest green (6167-83), for a calm ambiance that’s still great for playtime.

Grey-tinted green for a Bohemian living room

Green is a colour that looks great with modern materials as well as rustic ones. Here, Toronto Instagrammer Lynda McKeen (@TheMcKeens) chose Bombay Cat (6203-73), a deep green tinged with grey, for her living room accent wall. This painting technique highlights the gold decor and wooden details around the room while creating an impactful visual effect.

>> For more info: Go Boldly Forward with Darker Colours

Soft green for the nursery

The nursery should be a cozy, comforting space where your newborn will—hopefully—drift straight off into a peaceful slumber. For her firstborn, designer and decorator Kirsten Diane Haeber (@Kirsten.Diane) chose the soft colour Peaceful Green (6166-21), which totally suits its name. When used on textured walls or moulding, this colour creates the illusion of depth, making rooms look bigger.

Aqua for the office

You spend a big chunk of your day in the office. Why not make it an oasis of creativity that reflects your personality? Designer, typographist and SICO influencer Belinda Lee (@BelindaLoveLee) opted for a calming, timeless muted aqua that’s almost grey—she calls it #grlue—to create her tranquil workspace. This original tone is perfect for pairing with natural fibres.

Which of these rooms most inspires you?