Going Green: Decorating with This Year’s Trending Color

This trend pulls from natural, outdoorsy styleways by encouraging the use of organic materials and sustainability in home design.

It’s no wonder that the color green has become one of the most popular colors of 2022; after several years of quarantining indoors, we’re ready to embrace the sensation of feeling refreshed and new with natural green. Not only is green an aesthetically pleasing color but its neutral tones can work with almost any color palette or design. This season, look for bold forest greens with earthy muted tones to complement your inner tranquility.

What Floors Work Best With Green Color Palettes?

Orchard Stones by Oath by Resista in Aloe

When it comes to flooring, it’s important to choose an option that feels comfortable underfoot while still providing the stylish flair that you’re looking to add to your home. Whether you achieve this comfort with a soft green area rug or a rustic brown hardwood, just be sure that your flooring choice complements your green color palette.

One of our most striking floors to pair with green decor is a white marble tile such as the Bel Terra Liberty Grove porcelain from Carpet One Flooring & Home. You can even go for green carpet or green vinyl to make the flooring the main focus of your design scheme, like Orchard Stones by Oath by Resista in the color Aloe.

What is the Greenest Type of Flooring?

It’s safe to say that the green color trend is in part influenced by sustainable-culture habits. So you might be wondering, what is truly the greenest flooring? Well, bamboo, cork, linoleum, and engineered hardwood are the top contenders for the most environmentally-friendly floors.

Bamboo flooring is an eco-friendly flooring option because it has a growth rate of three to five years compared to the decades that it takes for hardwood trees to grow. Not only is bamboo highly sustainable, but it also makes for versatile, gorgeous flooring that will last for years to come.

Cork is a sustainable flooring choice due to its origin from the bark of the cork oak tree, making it a renewable resource. Cork features many benefits aside from just being eco-friendly, such as its ability to naturally repel mold, mites, and other allergens, making it perfect for optimizing the air quality in your home.

Linoleum is one of the greenest flooring options because it’s made up of highly renewable and entirely biodegradable materials. Linoleum is also flame-retardant, moisture-resistant, and long-lasting, which is probably why so many young parents opt for this floor in their active households.

Engineered hardwood flooring typically combines a veneer of solid hardwood and a core of plywood, utilizing all natural materials to produce beautiful flooring. This flooring emits low VOC levels, meaning it’s nontoxic and contains fewer chemicals to help preserve your home’s air quality.

What Color Greens are Trending?

Cellular Shades by Graber

Green has taken the spotlight as this year’s most popular color, and for good reason. Green is incredibly versatile and complements almost any furniture, flooring, or artwork that you choose to decorate your space with.

Some of the most popular shades of green that are trending include:

  • sage green
  • emerald green
  • pale green

All three of these shades make for the perfect statement and addition to an otherwise understated space.

Green Design Trends

Since green it’s such a versatile color, it’s easy to incorporate it into your home. From green wallpaper to green accent walls, there’s so much to do with this trendy color.

Green Wallpaper

Design by PATTI WILSON Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

By decking the walls with green wallpaper, you can easily bring any room in your home to life. Look for wallpaper with trendy patterns, natural greenery, or textured green shades that work well with the rest of your space’s decor.

Green Accent Walls

Design by HIBOU DESIGN + CO Photography by MIKE CHAJECKI

An accent wall is an eye-catching element that can be easily incorporated into any space with ease. When decorating with green, use color, pattern, and texture to your advantage and bring your style to your room’s design. Whether this is through a striking mosaic wall tile in the bathroom or a splash of deep green paint above the bedroom headboard, this color is sure to look stunning and ground the rest of your space.

Green Furnishings and Fabrics

Design by BIG SKY INTERIOR DESIGN Photography by JUSTIN JANE PHOTOGRAPHY

One of the easiest ways to add pops of green to a space is by incorporating green accessories. These can be through accents like green bedding, throws, plants, rugs, artwork, and plenty more. Doing so adds both life and personality to your room in the blink of an eye.

Curious to know about more of this year’s color trends? Check out our latest blog on “Using Touches of Blue in Design.”