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March 13, 2022

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Go Green: How to Incorporate Green into Your Home Decor

Green is natural, soothing. It is a color associated with life, renewal, and growth. For many, it evokes thoughts of balance, prosperity, health, and wellness. Studies even show that green can restore mental clarity and inspire creativity

One of the biggest color trends for 2022, we first saw its rise in popularity with last year’s green kitchen trend, which is now carrying over into other spaces throughout the home. Wonderfully versatile, green pairs well with some of my favorite design elements, including natural materials, metal finishes, and light, ashy wood tones.

Emerging from the harsh winter months here in Denver, CO, I am more than ready to welcome the mood-boosting and restorative powers of nature into my home and interior design projects. I hope to inspire your own fresh, clean —and green—start to spring with the following tips for incorporating the color into your interior spaces.


Green paint is a great way to boldly embrace this color trend and breathe life into kitchen cabinetry, home offices, and accent walls. As a color family, green provides so many options. From lighter shades of mint and sage to darker, luxurious shades of emerald and basil, you can utilize green to brighten up a space or create a moody, dramatic sanctuary. 

Green Wainscoting Ideas
Traditionally white, I opted instead for Sherwin-Williams 6186 Dried Thyme paint to highlight the wainscoting in my son Emerson’s nursery.
Sage Green Nursery Ideas
Visit my Instagram profile highlights to take the full video tour of this room.

What I love about green is that it’s timeless. When I think of green, I think of everything from the Victorian era and turn of the century Craftsman homes to the mint greens and turquoise of the 1950s and avocado green appliances from the ‘60s and ‘70s. By selecting a classic shade of green paint from Sherwin-Williams’ Historical Colors collection, you can stay on trend without worrying whether or not your home will withstand the test of time.

Green Cabinetry in Denver, CO
The Modern-Day Lakehouse design features a warm, welcoming hue of SW 6188 Shade Grown in its mudroom.
Green Kitchen Design MD Design Co.
I used SW 6208 Pewter Green for the refinished kitchen cabinets and mudroom in my Eclectic Cottage project.
Green Wallpaper Powder Room Ideas


Another fun, high-impact option is green wallpaper. I’m always excited when a client is willing to embrace an eclectic wallpaper that can elevate a small space like a nursery, bedroom, or powder room (my personal favorite). 

Faithfully reproduced from the watercolors of architect C. F. A. Voysey, Trustworth Studios Wallpapers “Whoot” pattern comes in a classic blue-green palette that features a playful pattern of owls, owlets, foliage, and nests and is seen in my Eclectic Cottage bathroom design. 

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Stay tuned: our next two blog posts will be entirely dedicated to the Eclectic Cottage Project. Turn on notifications so you don’t miss out!


If you’d prefer to ease into green, consider slightly smaller projects like adding a green backsplash in an otherwise neutral kitchen. Green glazed tiles are also a cozy, traditional option for fireplaces. Recently used in my Eclectic Cottage Project living room, Bedrosians Tile & Stone’s Cloe 2.5″ x 8″ Ceramic Tile in Green was the perfect solution for making the client’s wood-burning fireplace the centerpiece of the home.

Green Bathroom Tiles
Cloe 5″ x 5″ Ceramic Tile in my Green with Envy Master Bath Remodel
Green Tile Fireplace Denver, CO
Cloe 2.5″ x 8″ Ceramic Tile in my Eclectic Cottage project

Currently, I’m working with Apex Homes, LLC on a spec house that will be for sale in 2023, and I am already fawning over Bert & May’s encaustic Formentera Tile in a chalky, fennel green that is handmade with all-natural pigments.

MD Design Co. Denver New Build
Bert & May’s Formentera Fennel Tile will be a prominent feature in my forthcoming project with Apex Homes, LLC.


Because rich, earthy shades of green hold the potential for creating a real “wow-factor,” something as simple as a green piece of furniture, accent rug, pillows, or lighting can easily set the tone for the rest of a room without moving away from an overall neutral palette. Soft furnishings can also function as a way to mix and match complementary shades of green to create depth.

MD Design Co. Green Decor
These Satin Green Farmhouse Dome Pendant Lights are going to provide a subtle touch of green in my Austin Rambler New Build project.


Not quite prepared to commit to a green accent wall or an all-green home office? No problem! One of the simplest ways that you can begin to play with pops of green is to literally bring the outdoors in. Thoughtfully placed houseplants can improve your indoor air quality, help reduce stress levels, and will never go out of style.

Plants As Decoration Propagation Wall
Achieve a similar look as the MD Design Co. office with this Magnetic Plant Propagation Station Wall Hanging Plain Wood and Glass.
Decorating with Plants Interior Design
Happy Happy Housplant’s plant food is amazing and is what I use to keep my greenery thriving.

Below are some of MD Design Co.’s favorite green decor to incorporate into your home.

MD Design Co. Guide to Green Decor


1. Faux Potted Maidenhair Fern | 2. Forest Stripe Dark Green Pillow Cover  | 3. Sage Linen Stripe Pillow Cover  | 4. Velvet Cotton Green Pillow Cover | 5. Millennium Lighting Warehouse Shade | 6. Booth & Williams Modern Everglades Colorstak Decorative Book | 7. Drinking Glasses | 8. Hampshire Olive Green Kids Nightstand | 9. SW-6208 Pewter Green | 10. SW-6194 Basil | 11. SW-0047 Studio Blue Green | 12. Formentera Fennel Tile  | 13. Cloe 2.5″ x 8″ Ceramic Tile in Green | 14. Makoto 2.5″ x 10″ Matte Ceramic Wall Tile in Midori Green | 15. 360 3/4″ x 3/4″ Penny Round Matte Mosaic Tile in Silver Sage | 16. Kids Jewel Wide Dark Green Dresser | 17. Zainab Hand-Woven Rug | 18. Bone Stripes on Sage Green | 19. Ace Chair

Eclectic Cottage Project build by Apex Homes (

Contributing photographer: Rae | Fine Art Photo & Films (

  1. Mo says:

    Loving the beachy feels of the Studio Blue Green and the antiquish feels of the Formentera Fennel Tile! Dreamy.

  2. […] you follow me on social media or are a regular visitor to my blog, then you know by now that the color green has played a large part in many of my recent interior design projects. From bold accent walls to […]

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