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Have a green home

india Updated: Mar 20, 2010 01:28 IST
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HomeThe colour green for the house works not only because it represents environment but also because it is a colour of balance and harmony. It even signifies growth, renewal and health. Interior designers share tips on how one can make one’s home look ‘green smart’.

Paint your home green

Green works well with soft subtle colours but if used in excess, it can overpower them — so getting the correct balance is important.

Lighter shades of green are good when combined with other pastel hues especially for walls/fabrics etc.

Green colour can be used in combination with other colours like shades of yellow and orange to impart trendy and bright look to the interiors. Keeping green plants at home can make up for even the most expensive of decor products.

Use deep green on the sofas with chenille or velvet, and team up with light coloured curtains.

Compliment green colour in the room with accessories that are silver in colour and use a bit of mirrors and crystals.

Mix different shades of green with different colours to avoid monotonous look. Pastel or lemon green would gel with yellow; deep green with peach and emerald with burgundy red.

Inputs from Anjaelika Kriplani, Renaissance Homez; Ashwani Narula, Bench Craft; and interior designer Monica Kamal