This brilliant blue-green color was extremely popular in the mid-1800s. Because it was cheap to manufacture, it was not only used as an artist paint, but as a household paint and was widely used for patterned wallpaper. Unfortunately, the paint was made with poisonous arsenic. This made damp rooms, where the arsenic would be turned into a gas by the mod living in the wallpaper paste, a death trap. Napoleon’s death in exile on St. Helena was possibly hastened by his exposure to the Emerald green wallpaper in his favorite room.
Top of the morning to you on this beautiful and most appropriate day to shine the St. Patrick’s Day spotlight on the color green. May good luck and great design and decor inspire you today and everyday!
I am excited for the debut of the green Ball American Heritage Collection jars. With spring decor inspiration flowing, these most definitely will be on the gotta have it list. Fresh and green takes on a whole new meaning.
Glamour is served and served well in this Kelly Wearstler designed kitchen in the home of Cameron Diaz. Lacquered in a custom green paint, the look perfectly proves the point that not all kitchens are meant for white cabinets.
Interiors that incorporate the color green as the main palette choice or as a well appointed accent color will invariably catch the eye. Reason? The color green associates a natural beauty with a tangible balance. It’s a color that easily flows from space to space, shade to shade with the base elements of classic design and decor.