November 3, 2014

Color: Hemlock Green

I first heard the term “hemlock green” last spring, in reference to Pantone’s color palette for spring 2014.   This green walks a wonderful line between mint green and sage green, with a decidedly gray undertone… much like the hemlock foliage itself.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - thelittlehermitage.tumblr.com
Found on thelittlehermitage.tumblr.com

Once you study the color, you’ll see it everywhere — in fashion, jewelry, decor, and nature.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - blog.hgtv.com
Found on blog.hgtv.com

While it is considered a pastel, hemlock green is soft enough to read as a neutral in interiors, or can serve as a cool accent color in your home decor.  So how do you inject hemlock green into your home’s decor?

Paint is the most cost effective way to add this color to a room.  After all, a can of paint is less than $40 and can be easily changed down the line if desired.   Hemlock green paint makes a statement on a front door, a piece of furniture, walls, or cabinetry.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor -  decorpad.com
Found on decorpad.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - versastyledesign.com
Found on versastyledesign.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - countryliving.com
Found on countryliving.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - thisoldhouse.com
Found on thisoldhouse.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - thisoldhouse.com
Found on thisoldhouse.com

With hemlock green being such a popular color for weddings last spring, it’s easy to find in fabrics, too.    These would make colorful accent pillows, window treatments, or are perfect for an upholstered piece, too.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - onlinefabricstore.net
Found on onlinefabricstore.net
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - onlinefabricstore.net
Found on onlinefabricstore.net

It’s always easy to inject a certain color into your decor through accessories, especially if you’re not willing to commit to upholstery or paint.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - etsy.com
Found on etsy.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - artfire.com
Found on artfire.com

It’s worth noting that many brass and copper items achieve a wonderful verdigris as they age and weather… striking the perfect shade of hemlock green.

Look for hemlock green in art work for your walls…

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - etsy.com
Found on etsy.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - etsy.com
Found on etsy.com

Seascapes especially will usually have hemlock green among the many shades of blue and green in the color of the ocean.

While you might not want a solid hemlock green rug, many beautiful patterned rugs will have hemlock green.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - samsclub.com
Found on samsclub.com

And while we normally think of spring when it comes to pastels, this lovely shade of gray-green reminds me of evergreens, which makes it the perfect fresh color for your holiday decor this year.

Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - thelittlecorner.tumblr.com
Found on thelittlecorner.tumblr.com
Mohawk - Homescapes - Hemlock - Green - Home - Decor - fleaingfrance.tumblr.com
Found on fleaingfrance.tumblr.com

So do tell, are you bold enough to try a fresh pastel in your holiday decorating this year??

Find more DIY and home decor inspiration on my blog, Decor & More.

 

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