Love this electric shade of green called chartreuse…
Is there a way to make a bold statement with this bright green in home decor…a design statement that is brash, timeless and also possibly easy to live with? Is chartreuse too bright to use in a big way?
Well first before answering those huge important questions of the day (of course I hope you understand that I understand that in the greater scheme of things, these questions are not at all huge and if I took a step outside of my design focused world, I might even say these questions are not really even questions…LOL), I went to Wikipedia for this post to find a definition of chartreuse…here’s what the online info site had to say:
“Chartreuse is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764.”
I think this living room with a chartreuse painted fireplace and the chartreuse trimmed windows shows how a little chartreuse can go a long way to make a design impact! I like!
Would you ever be bold enough to paint a feature wall chartreuse in your own home? What do you think of this shade of green…like or not your cup of tea? What do you think of this living room…design hit or miss? Do tell.
P.S. Exciting phone call yesterday with a company in North Carolina…talking about partnering on a big design project…we’ll see…may be months and months in the making but am keeping fingers crossed!
P.P.S. It is the end of the day and I just was looking at these photos again and realized that the wall behind the bookshelves is also chartreuse. Interesting indeed!
Photo: Gilles Trillard