Green: How and where to use it within your home


elkstoner_desk_moreton_bookcase_028A colour synonymous with nature, its popularity has increased in recent years. From the rich decadent emeralds to the lighter, more whimsical sages, green is an uplifting and refreshing colour to use throughout your home. With the launch of our new accessories collection, and timeless additions to our Sage Green range, we’re sharing five ways to decorate with this most versatile and inviting of shades.



It’s seen as the epitome of modern country style. We’ve taken the soothing shade of sage green, inspired by herbal greens, for a few of our most-loved furniture pieces. A traditional larder that offers substance and style. A perfectly proportioned kitchen island with a beautiful solid oak top. And of course, for the heart of the home, a farmhouse table.

We find this subtle yet pigmented shade pairs beautifully with wood tones – oak flooring, kitchen worktops or even ceiling beams – and soft, muted palettes. White and creams with a hint of pattern, like a traditional ticking stripe or more contemporary floral, like our new fern print cushions.



If your taste lies more with a neutral colour palette, accessories offer a seasonal and inexpensive way to incorporate small pops of colour throughout your home. With its connotations to the natural world, green works particularly well in the calmer spaces – or those you wish to induce a feeling of calm into. Planters for the garden room, vases for the kitchen and cushions for the living room.


Of course, this uplifting colour happens to be all around us. Foraged foliage, sprays of greenery and the ever faithful houseplant. Incorporating elements of green in its most natural form is a wonderful way to dabble in this colour, and bring the feeling of nature inside too.


We’ve just launched our new faux flower collection – a sustainable and long lasting opportunity to have a touch of green in your home all year round.


A brilliant way to bring this shade to the forefront of your home is with paint. Whether it’s upcycling a piece of furniture – a dresser in the kitchen perhaps, or wardrobe in the bedroom – or with a featured wall, or in fact all four walls, there’s no denying the choice of colour available can feel overwhelming.

When it comes to the decision making, it’s important to use paints that are natural, healthy and eco-friendly. Edward Bulmer paints are made using the purest and safest natural ingredients – so you know exactly what you’re putting on your walls. Offering free advice to help you find your perfect colour, we thought we would share a few of our favourites from their tempting – and extensive – green palette.


Brunswick Green Deep 

A bolder and more dramatic shade, Brunswick Green Deep is a tempting option for feature walls and wood panelling.

Tea Green

Reminiscent of the lovely grey green shade of tea leaves, Tea Green works beautifully in period properties.

Eau de Nile

An inviting soft green, perfect for kitchens, Eau de Nile has a wonderful warmth to it.


11_06-672Our Fir matte velvet fabric is rich and tempting. An elegant deep shade that feels timeless in spite of its boldness. Pictured here on our sumptuous Eliot sofa, it certainly packs a statement and yet its appeal lies in its versatility. Place in a room painted in a soft off white – try Stone White from Edward Bulmer – or with a tonal colour match – like Eau de Nile. We’ve gone very dark here with near matching floors and walls, but it only serves to create a cosier atmosphere.

If we’ve encouraged you to dabble in the freshness of green, we’d love to see! Just tag us on Instagram using #cotswoldco



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