Lime green can help you achieve a wide variety of looks, from subtle and romantic to bold and funky, but it always brings a breath of freshness and energy. Wondering how you can tap into this potential?
By virtue of its ties to nature, green is associated with balance and harmony. In the chromotherapeutic approach, it has a soothing influence upon both mind and body, curing all sorts of imbalances and harmonizing functions of vital organs. The same goes for interior decoration. Green is supposed to brings peace, relaxation, hope, and comfort. However, there’s a lot more to green than that. Add a splash of vibrant lime to your apartment and you will unveil the other face of the color – energy, dynamism and life force.
As far as decorating with lime green goes, it is easier than you might expect. It’s kind of against logic that such a bold color is not tricky to match, but in fact it is so versatile that it coordinates well with almost any other color you can think of and fits into a lot of color schemes. Let’s not forget that lime green has more than one definition – it can be bright and flashy or light and very subtle. Different styles can be achieved depending on the shade you choose and how you pair it.
DECORATING WITH LIME GREEN
For a natural, soothing effect, pair less saturated shades of lime green with light blue, beige, milk chocolate brown and pale grey. If you find such combinations a little too bland, add bright yellow accents to liven the whole up.
It’s blue and green again, but what a dramatic difference. Pairing vibrant lime with azure or turquoise and accentuating the match with white will give your space a funky, invigorating look, reminiscent of a Caribbean vacation.
If you’re ready for a bold transformation and intend to use lime as a main color in your scheme, go ahead! Just make sure you know exactly what effect you are wishing for. If you want a clean, modern look, balance lime with plenty of white. This way you will prevent green from overwhelming the space and keep the look fresh.
Balancing lime green with white is not a rule of thumb. If you want your space to scream creativity and boldness, combine vibrant lime with hot pink, bright yellow, azure, deep purple and a touch of white.
Feel like being a little playful and romantic? Light green, pale pink and white will go a long way in helping you manifest that spirit. This color scheme works perfect for shabby chic and modern vintage designs.
Lime green is also a good base for vintage transformations. Pair it with red, sunflower yellow, honey and chocolate browns to achieve a look that is rooted in the past, but brimming with modern energy.
Finally, think of lime green accents if you feel your apartment is dull or in urgent need of a style-update. A dash of bold color here and there will help you redefine any room, even if you are working with a small budget. Try using lime green plates, throw pillows or candle holders, repaint bed frame, dining chairs or even a bathtub. Yes, it’s that easy!
Source: Design Sponge