The oddly warm/cool green of a granny smith apple is arguably the most crisp color on the planet; it calls to mind the slightly sweet but mostly tart snap of the first bite into its namesake fruit, and therefore brings with it a rush of spring and summer memories.
Almost as addictive as verbena and gardenia, its verdant scent has been said to suppress too-active appetites while soothing the nerves — a winning combination, if you ask us. And still, there’s something enlivening about it. So, we hereby present to you a quartet of decorating schemes using this wickedly delicious hue as a central theme.
Take a bite, if you will, out of the IKEA room above; it expertly pairs the bright green hue with black and white to provide some very intelligent balance; doesn’t it just look like smart things happen in that space?
Next, there’s this sublime nursery, presented in a slightly warmer, more subdued shade but also pulled together in a chic and understated fashion with black and white, including touches of toile, polka dot and plaid:
Of course, the most natural place for such a color to take center stage is a back patio or Florida room, just outside of which an actual apple tree could ostensibly stand; even if all of your fruit comes from the farmer’s market or grocery store, it doesn’t mean you can’t pluck a little inspiration from the produce section if there aren’t any low-hanging branches within reach.
Speaking of which, the easiest way to infuse a home with apple green… is to bring home some green apples. Talk about simple… look at the pop of color a $3 bag of apples brings to this kitchen, topped off beautifully with a vase of fresh-cut stems.
So go ahead… take a bite out of the apple if you’d like. Rumor has it, it’ll even keep the doctor away, and that’s something worth decorating for indeed.