Colour Spotlight: St Patrick's Day Green

Embracing the Essence of Nature.

Incorporating green into Scandinavian inspired interiors goes beyond mere aesthetics; it's tribute to nature's beauty and strength. It's about crafting spaces that are visually appealing and emotionally supportive, evoking the earth's splendor and nature's calming influence. Let green guide you to a home that is both seen and felt, creating a haven of tranquility, growth and rejuvenation.

In the heart of Scandinavian design lies a profound appreciation for nature, simplicity and a palette that sooths the soul and connects us to the earth. Among the hues that capture this essence most vividly is green - a colour that breathes life into spaces, infusing them with calmness, freshness and a sense of harmony that's deeply rooted in the natural landscapes of the Nordic regions.

In countries known for their long, dark winters, the inclusion of green is a reminder of the life and growth that awaits with the return of the sun. It's colour that offers a visual rest, reducing stress and inviting a sense of peace into our homes. 

Natural Elements / The Green Oasis

Start with plants - lots of them. Indoor plants like the fiddle leaf fig, snake plant or a collection of succulents not only add different shades of green but also purify the air and bring vitality into your home. Use planters made of natural materials like terracotta, wood or woven baskets to complement the Scandinavian love for organic textures.

Imagine stepping into a room where the subtle shades of green interplay with natural light, crafting a space that breathes life. From the soft hues of sage that whisper the tales of early spring leaves to the deep, rich tones of emerald that embody the dense Nordic forests, green brings a piece of the natural world into our homes. It's a colour that revitalises and restores, offering a sanctuary of peace in the bustling rhyme of everyday life. 

Green, in its myriad of shades, mirrors the vast and diverse Scandinavian outdoors - from the dark, dense forests that blanket the landscape, to the soft mossy grounds underfoot and the gentle swaying of the grass in the meadow. It's a colour that promotes balance and renewal, echoing the sustainable and eco-friendly ethos that Scandinavian design is reowned for. Incorporating green into your interiors is more than an aesthetic choice; it's a nod to the importance of nature in our lives, encouraging a lifestyle that values tranquility, mindfulness and the beauty of the natural world.

Accent Pieces

In the realm of Scandinavian inspired interiors, green doesn't have to overwhelm to make an impact. Small, thoughtful accents in green can serve as gentle nods to nature - a collection of jade green ceramics, a pair of lime green candle holders or a series of botanical prints. These elements, though minimal, can transform a space, infusing it with life and a sense of connectivity to the natural world.


Scandinavian design thrives on the beauty of simplicity and the depth of textures. Incorporating green through a variety of materials and finishes add not just colour but a tactile dimension to the space. Think of mossy greens in plush velvets, soft olive throws or the glossy leaves of indoor plants - each adding a layer of comfort and visual interest that invites touch and contemplation.

Combine green with natural materials like wood, stone and wool to enhance its connection to the natural world. Textured fabrics in green can add depth and interest to a minimalist decor.

Contrast and Balance

Pair green with neutral tones like white, beige and grey to maintain that bright, airy feel while adding depth and warmth through green accents.


True to Scandinavian values, choose sustainable and eco-friendly options where possible. This might mean selecting paints with low environmental impact, repurposing vintage green items or choosing textiles made from natural fibers.

Incorporating the colour green into Scandinavian inspired interiors is more than a design choice - it's a homage to the beauty and resilience of the natural world. It's about creating spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also emotionally nurturing, spaces that remind us of the earth's beauty and the calm, restoring presence of nature in our lives. Let the colour green by your guide to a home that is not just seem but felt, a sanctuary of peace, growth and renewal.

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Posted by Felicity Crome
16th March 2024

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