Colour Lab: Zesty Lime Green

Having showed up time and time again on the catwalks of London Fashion Week last September, we are now seeing an abundance of lime green making its way into the high street stores – both in terms of clothing, accessories and interiors too.

Not a colour for the faint-hearted, lime green is bold, extrovert and eye-catching, and here we explore how to add this zesty colour into your home, whether you want to dabble with a splash of lime or go green to the max for Summer 2016!

Lime green themed bedroom

Let’s paint the walls green

Having an interior feature wall in your bedroom, lounge or kitchen remains a trend that looks set to stay around for quite some time. The idea of having one wall to splash out and be creative with is popular with many households and it gives you a real opportunity to add a touch of your personality to the room. If you are considering a feature wall in your home, then this would be the perfect opportunity to add a lick of lime green paint, should you be brave enough to try it!

Lime green looks lovely and fresh against bright white, so consider this for the rest of the room, otherwise try teaming with a pale grey if you want to create a space which is a little warmer.

Green for the floors

If you don’t fancy green for the walls, then you might want to consider green flooring as an alternative option. A lime green carpet could look great in a light and airy home office or kids room, while green vinyl flooring could add a touch of fruity fun to your bathroom.

Vinyl is a much more cost effective solution to green tiles or mosaics, as well as being easy to install and very low maintenance once in place. Team with a clean-lined, modern white bathroom suite and some geometric patterned towels and flannels for a cool and contemporary look.

Lime green themed bathroom

The green touches

If the idea of green walls or green floors is still making you feel a little nervous, then you can always play it safe and invest in a few key soft furnishings to bring your home up-to-date with the latest colour palette.

Adding a touch of lime green in the kitchen would be a good place to start, so look out for tea towels, table cloths, napkins and candle holders that will all add some citrus zing and ensure your kitchen is ready for some summer entertaining.

Remember that you don’t always have to go for block colour green either – there are plenty of patterned accessories out there, which combine the lime with other summertime colours such as yellows, whites and blues. Colour-fade is also a nice print option, especially on blinds and bed linen, where you can have some lime green fading out into a white background, making it a bit less daunting than a full colour option.

Order free samples today to test out different shades of green and various flooring styles for your home before you commit to buy.