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

Follow Friday: Sincerely RoxyJStyle

Back with another #FollowFriday, and today I am interviewing a Charleston friend! Rachel is one of the most fashionable ladies I know, and I will admit that I wish she would come style me every day! :) But I think her best feature is her giant heart! She is so genuine and kind to others. Recently, Rachel started a fashion/lifestyle Instagram account. Continue reading to learn more about Rachel's passion, and check out her account for a little outfit inspiration! {@Sincerely_RoxyJStyle}

Instagram Account: Sincerely_RoxyJStyle
Main Topic: Fashion
Location Base: Charleston, SC

TDC: Briefly tell us about @Sincerely_RoxyJStyle? What do you hope to share with followers?
Rachel: I created @sincerely_RoxyJStyle in June of 2015. I am pretty new at this and didn't know how creating a fashion/lifestyle Instagram account would go. But I knew I wanted to create something that would allow me to share and express my thoughts, encouragement, faith, parenting, fashion, lifestyle, and whatever else came in my mind that day! My hope for my followers is that they will be inspired not just by the clothes I wear but everything in between! 

Left: Peplum top from Forever 21; plum color pants from Forever 21; heels from Banana Republic.  Right: Shirt dress from Tobi (when you #shoptobi for the first time you get 50% off first order); heels from Banana Republic. Photos by @MelissaGriffinPhotography.

TDC: What led you to start the fashion Instagram account? 
Rachel: I definitely have a love for fashion, and I'm often asked where my clothing pieces come from. So I got inspired to start my own account that would allow me to share with others some of my favorite finds! I love trying new things and seeing unique outfits come together! I only want to post something that reflects my own style.

TDC: Can you share with us one of your favorite fashion trends this winter?
Rachel: One of my favorite fashion trends for this winter is the knit crewneck sweater. It is soft, and it comes in classic neutral colors.

Left: Shirt from Teal; jacket from Forever 21; Necklace from 3littlebeads; skinny jean from Banana Republic; booties from Teal.  Right: Blazer from Charlotte Russe; pocket book from Old Navy; necklace from Banana Republic; V-neck blouse from Banana Republic; jeans from Buckle; high-heels from Target.  Photos by @MelissaGriffinPhotography.

TDC: Booties are everywhere! What tips can you give us for pulling off booties with dresses, skirts, and pants?
Rachel: Yes, booties are everywhere, and last year it was the biggest yet! Textured leggings look great when pulling off booties with dresses and skirts. Here are some ankle booties tips: 

  • Do- roll looser fitting pants hit above your boot
  • Do- wear them with midi and pencil skirts
  • Do- tuck tight fitting skinny jeans or roll a little 
  • Do- wear black booties with opaque black tights to elongate the legs. 
  • Do- with them with a maxi, but ensure some legs is showing (through a slit, or the hem should hit a bit above the boot)
  • Don't- tuck looser fitting pants into your boots
  • Don't- wear them with too-short mini skirt 
  • Don't- wear sky-high booties to the office
  • Don't- wear colored booties with opaque black tights--it will create the "stumpy legs" effect.
  • Don't- be self conscious! Ankle booties add an extra dose of style to any outfits. Play around and have fun with it!

Fringe Shirt from Banana Republic. (This shirt is so fun to dance and twirl around! Fringe style has been trending for a few seasons now; it's a swingy trim and will stay for a while!)  Leather leggings from Forever 21; boots from Target. Photos by @MelissaGriffinPhotography.

TDC: What clothing piece in your closet would you consider a staple item?
Rachel: My white tank, denim skinny jeans, booties, leggings, or a "throw on maxi dresses"! 

TDC: Your son, Jaden, is the sweetest little man! Do you have favorite shops for finding boy clothes?
Rachel: Thank you! He is pretty sweet, and I am so blessed to have him in my life! My favorite places to shop for boys clothes are Old Navy, Gap Kids, Gymboree, Target, and Marshalls.

Jaden wearing his favorite church outfit! Shirt from Target; tie from Target; jeans from Gap kids; shoes from Old Navy.  Right: Leather leggings from Forever 21; boots from Target; floral shirt from Target. Photos by @MelissaGriffinPhotography.

TDC: What is one of the biggest life lessons you’ve learned from being a mom?
Rachel: One of the biggest life lessons I have learned from being a mom is that spending time with my son is more important than anything else that this life has to offer because parenting matters! The life I live and the decisions I make absolutely matter in the worldview of my son. Also to be humble enough to apologize when I'm wrong because (let's be honest) I am not a perfect mother. So to let my son see when I'm wrong will hopefully teach him to humble himself before others when he is wrong. 

TDC: Favorite places to shop for clothing in the Charleston area?
Rachel: Athleta, Teal, Mainstream Boutique, Marshalls, and Target.

Thank you, Rachel, for sharing some of your advice and favorites! Be sure to check out more of Rachel's style at @Sincerely_RoxyJStyle. Stay tuned for the next #FollowFriday in two weeks!
Hint: It will have an interior design theme!

Best Wishes,
Emily Kirby