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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Celebration of Spring - Decorating in Green

Using Green Accessories in Decorating source
In honor of spring, I visited my pinterest board (decorating - greens) and spend some time surfing the internet looking at the rich variety of advice on using green in decorating. I learned that 15% of us claim that green is our favorite color - which seems understated to me. But while I love it, it is probably my third favorite after red and blue, so this may make sense.

I found some things I already knew about why green is popular (color of nature, sooothing, etc.) but found this interesting summary of why green is such a great color - in general.

Source - My Pinterest Board
Green is the color of envy, luck, inexperience and, until recently (in the U.S. at least), money. It is also the color of life, health, nature, balance, and harmony - and the representative of the global movement to protect our environment.
Green is the easiest color on the eye and is calming and refreshing. People waiting to appear on TV talk shows sit in a "green room" because the color is relaxing. In the Middle Ages, brides wore green to symbolize fertility. 

Green is considered a healing color and has multiple health benefits. Those working in a green (as in color, although the ecological meaning is also true) environment experience fewer health problems than those in non-green surroundings. Green is also said to bring peace of mind and to balance circulation and breathing.
Researchers have also found that green can even improve reading ability! (Some students may find that laying a transparent green film over a page can increase reading ability and skill.)
The human eye sees more shades of green than any other color. (No wonder it is so popular in home decorating palettes!) From bright lime to subtle sage there is a shade of green to suit every taste and a tasteful way to add your favorite green hues to your home. source
How great is that!  I have several rooms in my home that are predominantly green and have always wanted a green and white kitchen. Here are some great green decorating images ending with a composite of green chairs in my current Wydeven Designs inventory - available on eBay, Etsy or One Kings Lane.  Enjoy!
Love this setting (although not the under-rug/floor) - Source - Country Living - Decorating with Green.
Love the combination of greens with turquoise here - so fresh - same source as above.
Very spring-like color and so soothing - source. 
What a great sofa - I would call this a minty-apple green - source
Ah, an emerald green velvet chair - hot 2013 color - source
More emerald green - love that chair - source 
That is a lot of green - source
I love this peaceful setting and such a nice chaise lounge - source
Here is a photo from a great article in Better Homes and Garden link to article 

Well - that was fun!  What do you think if green in decorating? Are you in the 15% that favor green above all other colors?

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