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Green with Envy.

Mint Green Kitchen via BHG

Green with Envy.

Natural Fern Green Bathroom via BHG

Green with Envy.

Moss Green Kitchen via BHG

Green with Envy.

Kelly Green Curtains via BHG

I think I like every shade of green. Except, green with envy. That I don’t like as much.

Do you like green?

I know not everyone does. Take it from Kermit, it’s not that easy being green.

37 Comments

  1. Grace

    I do love green – next to blue it is my second favourite colour. I love most shades of green, but I don’t like pukey yellowy-greeny-brown colours. I’m more of a pure green type person. I love the inspiration photos you found, especially the first one.

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  2. MarySue

    I am finding myself drawn to green more and more… never used to like it really. But I love every one of those pics you posted. I just feel kind of… happy looking at them! I’ve been planning to paint my white-cabinets-with-black-countertops kitchen a warm buttery yellow since we moved in, but lately have been considering green instead. So I guess you could say green is *growing* on me ;-)

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    • Melissa

      Ha! We are definitely in the same groove. Great photos you found too! LOVE GREEN!

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  3. Karen

    I love the green! We just painted the feature walls in our home a lovely soft sage green, and it looks so restful now. I haven’t blogged about it yet, but i will soon. I love the first kitchen too. Very drool-able:)God bless x

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  4. Megan

    I am totally in love with green! Love this post Melissa!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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  5. Jen

    I don’t really use it in my hom that much. I do like all pics above except for the bathroom shade. I’m much more of a blue and grey and yellow and lots of whites and cream person.

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  6. Sallie

    Green is my favorite color since childhood. Yay, GREEN! It’s the first color mentioned in the Bible, too! (Genesis 1:30)

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  7. Lisa

    Hi Melissa, I love green and it’s my favorite color. I’m currently writing a post about shades of green for later this month. The title? “Green with Envy”. Well, that was my title-lol. Must re-think it now.

    I think it just means great minds think alike.

    Hope you have a great day.

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    • Melissa

      Well, I’m not the first one to use Green with Envy :-) … or, it isn’t easy being green, for that matter! Ha!! :-)

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  8. NanaDoll

    I love the first image–the watery greens, the textures. Really restful and inspiring at the same time. Beautiful!

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  9. Kim

    No green here, with the exception of a table cloth. I had a green kitchen in my last house and loved it. In this house we went with blue/grey with red accents. Loving that. This house just doesn’t seem to have a green vibe. But, I did find a lovely bright green old window that I am going to incorporate somewhere in the house.

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  10. Barb - The Empty Nest Mom

    Yep – I love me some green. I used to think it was maybe a knee jerk after growing up in a home decorated so heavily in blues – but, no, I just really love green. It’s peaceful and fresh. Love these photos.

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  11. Sandra

    Melissa- I love all of your pics for this post- I adore the updated farmhouse look. Green freshens a room …so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  12. Pine Tree Home

    I was a green girl when I first got married and carried the green theme into almost every room. I wavered and moved on to yellow and blue tones, but now I am back. Kelly green curtains. Love them. Sage green beachy walls. They are making a come back in my home. Paired with Red, Orange and Turquoise- they are now fun.

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  13. Diane

    I LOVE the green kitchens….something so refreshing about each of them. Funny, I would never say that green is one of my colors…but I lean towards earthy shades of green all the time, I have a green coat, and my favorite dress when I was a little girl was chartreuse green with white polka dots. And…there’s nothing better than soft green grass under bare feet and a walk through a woods filled with budding green in the spring. Yay for your post & green!

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  14. missy june

    I love green! I have a shade in our home called “Silent Fog” and it is used to highlight and in two bedrooms … very relaxing.

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  15. Susanne

    Hmmm.. I’ll be the “naysayer”. Green has never been among my top colors. Very hard to dress on St. Patrick’s day…lol. Interestingly, enough the photo of the kitchen with all of the bright white, makes the green passable. I never thought I’d say that. I recently read on article that when there is alot of wood in a room i.e. the bathroom shown here, green is a preferred color to use on the walls…never yellow. I have to admit that it appears to work. Just a reminder that minds need to be kept open. We are having a sunny day here in New England and may it pass across the entire country. Bye for now!

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  16. laxsupermom

    I love green! One of the first things we did to this home was paint it’s exterior green. I’ve also used various greens in 4 rooms in our home. Green can say earthy and rustic, or it can go bright and happy and springtime renewal. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Midwest Magnolia - Melissa Lewis

    Yes, yes, YES! I love green:) I just got some new green curtains( ugh, actually tablecloths) from Target. I can’t wait to get pictures of them. That green bathroom is absolutely fabulous!!!

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  18. mary timmers

    Green is one of those universal colors–just look outside. It goes with everything when done in the right shade and intensity. It can be very fresh and invigorating!

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  19. Michele

    I love green!! I like all the inspiration photos, particularly the moss green kitchen. mmmmm.

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  20. Linda Stoll

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that blue/green/teal/seaglass color in the kitchen! It’s a color I never get tired of … it’s in my dining room, office, bedroom, and bath at home. And on my blog and logo at work!

    Restful, peaceful, calm.

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  21. KATHYSUE

    Love love love green, it is one of the main colors in my home. Just look at my kitchen, green cupboard, green and white striped wallpaper, yes indeed I do love green. Great minds think alike. My last post was on GREEN!!!Did you see the new Spring Wisteria catalog, it has some great green pieces. That is what I did my post on. Happy Monday,
    Kathysue

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  22. michelle starling

    I love green and who wouldn’t want one of those green rooms? I love that bathroom.

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  23. Mrs C

    I do love green! Painted most of the interior of our house green, Crocodile Tears green is our green. We’ve had so many compliments on it. Our white trim looks great w/ it! It also works w/ browns and black. It’s very similar to the natural fern green above, just a little lighter in color.

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  24. Lisa

    I love green! I’m so glad the world is now seeing it as the neutral it is (unless its a really crazy shade). I probably love turquoise slightly more than green, but it’s a close second. I also love yellow – but can’t wear it and don’t normally decorate with it. Love those pics :)

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  25. Shabby Chic decor

    Thanks for the post, Green fits in every space you just have to choose the right shade and intensity. I’m Loving mint green this month!

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  26. Mimi

    I absolutely love green! It’s my favorite color ever. I wear it. I accessorize with it, but I’m very particular about painting with it. It must be a certain shade and pretty pale in color. Sages and pale olives are my favorites.

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  27. jennybc

    love green! I love how fresh it looks, how warm it can look and how it pops against white. i could use shades of green everywhere…my husband even commented on it.

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  28. Yronelle

    Well I have to admit that my favorite color is green and in fact, most of things at home are green…

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  29. Marilyn

    I love green and enjoyed the photos your chose–and Kermit puts a smile on my face!

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  30. Bernadette

    LOVE those Kelly Green curtains with the matchstick bamboo blinds. Gives me some ideas for an updated window treatment around these parts.

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  31. Lynn

    I’ve got a St. Patrick’s Day birthday so it’s a forgone conclusion that green is up there as a favorite color. Those are some pretty nice rooms but I’m a sucker for a farmhouse sink. I love the subtle green that is there just enough to make things cozy.

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  32. susan

    I don’t know how I missed this one, but I love green. As a designer said in HB or their 500 Paint Colors book, it is a true neutral. I plan green n every room except the bathroom & kitchen & that’s a feng shui thing I read somewhere & can’t shake it. Has to do with the room directions&waste water & chi. Sigh. Anyway look outside ;) it goes with everything, and depending on shade goes from perky to soothing. Gotta love that!

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