Color: You are so out you are in!

So you have a hunter green sofa and your friends tell you hunter green is so “over”. Like back in 1992 or something like that. What do your friends know? And who cares, really. Don’t ask your friends! This is your home! Friends mean well, but they often have no idea what they are talking about. Especially when it comes to YOUR style (or your budget!).

And to paraphrase Gretchen Schauffler of the Devine Color phenomenon (of whom I can say “I knew her before she was famous” if I wanted to drop names–eek! She is a famous entrepreneur now, but still a fun person to get insight from): “Does the forest ever say to the trees: Hunter Green is so out? Of course not!”

There are no “out” colors. It is all in how you present them that makes the difference. In the right doses, in the right places, all colors are still “in”. Look outside! What do you see? If you live in the northwest, I bet you see green. Every possible shade of green — even hunter green. All living happily together in 2007.

So, back in your house…don’t throw that hunter green sofa out and look for a new hipper color. How about adding that “new” (a new color?) hipper color on your walls or in some pillows, a throw, or in a new footstool? Added to your hunter green, you’ll have a lively new addition to your space and your room will feel totally new and updated.

Color: You are so out you are in!

Comments

  1. I have a hunter green sofa that is very comfortable nad I love it however, I want to paint the walls in the living room…I have no idea of a good color. The carpet is a victorian white…I’m guessing a brown would go however, the tv stand and coffee tables are black…Do i need a new sofa?

  2. sheila kalil says:

    So true, so true, of all color especially hunter green. Its all in, and hunter green is like navy blue, a classic color that can never go out of style.

  3. will my daughter have to take back”that hunter green sofa has
    got to go”–gasp!!!? it is looong-just where hubby can stretch- k.

  4. There is so many variations in the hunter green family of color. Some, so called, hunter greeens border teal like colors and these may not be the fashion statement of the day, but who cares. If teamed up with tan, beige, taupe, or brown colors such as in pillows, throws, etc., then the teal-hunter, or just plain ugly green, may not look so bad. The darker forest green colors, also called hunter green, seem to withstand the test of time especially in the fall and winter months in home departments. Hunter green table cloths and dark forest towels always seem available.

  5. There are so many variations in the hunter green family of color. Some, so called, hunter greeens border teal like colors and these may not be the fashion statement of the day, but who cares. If teamed up with tan, beige, taupe, or brown colors such as in pillows, throws, etc., then the teal-hunter, or just plain ugly green, may not look so bad. The darker forest green colors, also called hunter green, seem to withstand the test of time especially in the fall and winter months in home departments. Hunter green table cloths and dark forest towels always seem available.

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