50 Shades of Green

The seasons are changing and the green of spring is on everyone’s mind. From bright summer’s shades to misty moors and even ever-present blue tinged springtime mint, whatever your choice, green’s organic beauty is a real force-of-nature for 2016.

Top pattern: Lovely Lattice WP2498; Bottom pattern: Jardin MS6448. All other images found on Pinterest.

Spring Green: Symbol of new beginnings, balance and rebirth, shades of spring green can both relax and stimulate the senses. Nothing says organic like green, so why not join the “green party” this spring? Did you know; green is the most common color in the natural world?

Top pattern: Banana Leaf AT7068; Bottom pattern: Malachite RK4503. All other images found on Pinterest.

Emerald: The emerald isle and the gem itself are iconic to a hue as saturated and intense as to conjure images of “green-eyed-monsters”. This former color of the year can dominate a space or partner well with similar colors of equal depth. Did you know; in certain cultures green is a sacred color and symbolizes eternal life?

Top pattern: Scallop EB2068; Bottom pattern: Open Trellis AP7493. All other images found on Pinterest.

Jade: So closely associated with China that it is synonymous with Asian culture, beautiful gemstone jade comes in a glowing range of shadings.  Jade is associated with wisdom, balance, peace, and this year; hot new trends. Did you know; the Chinese consider jade to be crystallized moonlight?

Top pattern: Franco YS9319; Bottom pattern: Aquarella ST6027. All other images found on Pinterest.

Mint: A green thumb will grow garden-fresh mint, but the new mint movement takes this spring standard pastel to its retro roots for an edgy new look worthy of a second glance. Did you know: menthol is the main ingredient which gives this common herb its flavor and aroma?

We’re giving this organic primary color the “green light” for spring, and we beg to differ; it’s easy being green!

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