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.