15 Interesting Ways to Use the Color Green

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today's blog will be a little color inspiration based on the holiday. I scoured Pinterest for 15 unique ways to use the color green! Get ready for some bold color! 


1. Green Staircase Runner

I would have never thought of using green carpet, but this is just stunning. And the polka dot wallpaper is on point! (From Brit + Co and Joanna Henderson)


2. Green Ombre Cake

This cake is so beautiful, you might not want to eat it. However, I would still eat it! (From I Am Baker)


3. Emerald Green Pants 

Yes, that is Gwyneth Paltrow, so of course her outfit is cute. But I am loving the green pants! (From Lindex Modern Preppy)


4. Green Architectural Accents

Painting the insides of the shelves and the molding around the drawers is so clever. It is fun and sophisticated all at the same time! (From Amie Corlie Interiors)


5. Green Agate Coasters

Well aren't these beautiful! You can even choose between gold and silver plating around the edges. They sell for $60 on Etsy. (From LilpengeeGems)


6. Green Book Display

If you have a lot of green-ish books, then you really need to do this! The monochromatic bookcase is so pleasing to the eye. AND GUESS WHAT?! Books By the Foot sells groupings of green books, just like this image. So if you want this look but don't have enough books, check out their site. (From Books By the Foot)


7. Green Velvet Sofa

This sofa is so chic and retro all at the same time! I love how they paired the green velvet with the natural green plants and floral pillows! (From A Cup of Jo)


8. Green OPI Nail Polish

After seeing this picture, I drove to the store to buy this color! Unfortunately, I didn't find this exact shade, but I found another green that I'm excited to try! Below is Jade by OPI. (From StyleCraze)


9. Green Crinkle Cookies

Mom always said to eat your greens! These green cookies are perfect for baking with kids! (From Pack Momma)


10. Green Accented Wallpaper (with a perfectly accented green bike!)

The birds and clouds on this wallpaper make it so cheery and whimsical! I'm thinking this would be perfect for a playroom, nursery or a powder room! (From Hygge & West)


11. Green Flats

There is nothing like adding a pop of color with your shoes, and these beauties are only $19.99! (From Lulu's)


12. Green Matcha Doughnuts

I'll be honest, I don't have a clue what "Matcha" actually is. Ha! But these doughnuts are beautiful! Go to Bon Appetit to find the recipe! Maybe you'll learn what is Matcha! (From Bon Appetit)

P.S. Just looked up the word Matcha. For those who are like me and didn't know, it is powdered green tea.


13. A Cute Green Grasshopper Stapler

If this doesn't make you smile, then I don't know what will! The little cutie is only $4.95 at Anthropologie! (From Anthropologie)


14. Green Rug in Children's Playroom

I love the pairing of the green chalkboard with the dark grey walls and green rug! It all works so well together! (From Birch Tree Decal)


15. Going Kelly Green with Painted Furniture

This French Country chair has new life with a green coat of paint! Check out the before and after pictures on the Rain on a Tin Roof blog!  (From Rain on a Tin Roof)

Hope you enjoyed a little green inspiration! For more ideas, check out our "Color Inspiration" board on Pinterest!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Emily Kirby