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Green is Good

by habituallychic

01 . 10 . 11
I thought it was interesting that Pantone chose Honeysuckle, a pink shade, as their Color of the Year for 2011.  The color that keeps catching my attention in both fashion and design is green.  It ranges from peacock to emerald but looks elegant and interesting in every shade.  I already bought a satin envelope clutch from J.Crew (sold out online) to add a little color to my wardrobe and it seems every designer sent green down their runway.  Green is definitely good!

Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2011

Miles Redd for Oscar de la Renta at Lee Jofa Showroom

Chris Benz Spring/Summer 2011
Ruthie Sommers

Prada Spring/Summer 2011
Steven Gambrel

J.Crew Spring/Summer 2011
Tony Duquette table setting

Smythson Spring/Summer 2011 photographed by moi
Photo by Raymond Meier

Photo by Michael Eastman
Sophia Loren

Scout Design

Elle magazine January 2011

Tory Burch apartment

Balenciaga Salon by Mark Shaw 1954

Tory Burch apartment

Mary McDonald

Photos by Guy Aroch

Herve van der Straeten

Photo by Miles Aldridge

Sherrill Canet

Miu Miu sandals for Spring/Summer 2011
Kelly Wearstler

Milly Spring/Summer 2011
Kelly Wearstler

Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2011
Kate Spade apartment

Milly Spring/Summer 2011
Kelly Wearstler for Viceroy Hotel Miami

Town & Country magazine January 2011

Kelly Wearstler

Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2011

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  1. Patricia Torres January 10, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    green!! wow!! indeed looks very gorgeous!

  2. Modern Traditionalist January 10, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    You know, they say geniuses pick green…


  3. Tabitha January 10, 2011 | 3:03 pm

    Beautiful. I wrote about blue today. A blue dress and an emerald green dress are on my list to pursue this year.

  4. Erin Goodchild January 10, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    What a great way to brighten up a Monday morning…love the post =)

  5. Design in the Woods January 10, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Fabulous post! Love that green in Steven Gambrel’s project.

  6. Heidiopia January 10, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Love green– so fresh for the new year!

  7. Big Hug Studio January 10, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    I totally agree with you; those are some nice selections Heather.

  8. Acquired Objects January 10, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Obviously not a shy green either!

  9. eyeseepretty.com January 10, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    I totally agree, I love green, especially with navy or grey. Perhaps they felt green was too close to last year’s turquoise?

  10. Luciane at HomeBunch.com January 10, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    I use to dislike green… that used to be my least favorite color, then…. I bought a green top, a simple one, but that simple top made me feel so pretty in green! And I started to like green. That tell us, that even if we don’t really like a color, we shouldn’t be afraid of it… we should try, give a chance.

    This is just gorgeous… and talking about gorgeous: Sophia Loren! Mama mia! 🙂

    I hope you had a great weekend, Heather!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  11. Jennifer Babbitt January 10, 2011 | 3:27 pm

    Hot Damn. I LOVE all of the green. I am about to go change my outfit for the day and wear it. Thanks for the pics!

  12. Chic Coles January 10, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Great post.This color green has been popping up every were.You added our favorites from Milly.Beautiful interiors.

  13. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ January 10, 2011 | 3:34 pm

    HUGE emerald fan – it is my birthstoen after all! – love all the greens u picked!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  14. ruffledrose.com January 10, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    I LOVE green! There are so many stunning shades and tones of it. I hope we see more of it in Spring fashion!
    – xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

  15. Megan January 10, 2011 | 3:43 pm

    I love green and this was just the inspiration I needed for my own little living room – lots of gray needing a punch of color! You are amazing. =)

  16. The Wizzle January 10, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    This is good news – I just painted my bedroom the color of the walls in that very first photo and I’ve been second guessing it. The color is great, I just need to get the rest of the room up to scratch so it does the green justice!

  17. Stephanie Adamowicz January 10, 2011 | 4:12 pm

    The unknown photograph is by Michael Eastman from his Cuba series.


  18. innerspace January 10, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    I agree! A green|teal color story seems more ‘on trend’ than honeysuckle pink!

    In case you’re interested, here’s what I posted about the Pantone Color of the Year:

  19. Melissa @ Veranda Interiors January 10, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    Green, such a wonderful fun and energizing color! My next laundry room is all designed around a wonderful green marble tile I found, Matrix Green by Voguebay. I am hoping that since it is going to be such a beautiful room I will actually want to iron, LOL! xo

  20. Mariss January 10, 2011 | 4:37 pm

    Gorgeous inspiration! I think emerald green should have been the pantone color of 2011 instead of hyacinth…

  21. Laura Casey Interiors January 10, 2011 | 5:04 pm

    I love green too. Gorgeous rooms and fashion shots!

  22. Jennifer January 10, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    Love the post! I’ve been very drawn to the bold green, black and white color palette. Wonderful examples! Thanks!

  23. Pam January 10, 2011 | 5:37 pm

    It’s amazing how great everything looks in green! Maybe it’s because I miss being able to see the green grass and am already looking forward to spring. By the way, I love EVERYTHING Chris Benz does.
    ~Pam @ Cherish Toronto

  24. La Maison Fou January 10, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    Green is good, all the time and in many forms. Just not green with envy….. although for some I suppose it is.
    Anyway, like these, I am still loving the K.S. bath and after all the time that it has been out and seen. Just great greens!

  25. Emily Amy Gallery January 10, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    I’ve always loved green and even think that predominantly green artwork can make a nice addition to an otherwise neutral room. LOVE the dress on the cover of T&C this month.

  26. Rebekah January 10, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    I was doing very well on not having any shopping cravings; your post has ruined this. Now I need to examine my bank account and choose between the Smythson set, the Miu Miu sandals, or the Prada dress. Maybe I’ll settle for the January issue of Elle (already have T&C). I do like combining blue and green for home decorating; we’re so used to seeing these soothing yet strong colors paired with taupe or brown. Great inspirational photos!

  27. Ginger January 10, 2011 | 8:11 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more! It has been catching my eye lately too. Fortunately, pink and green are so very attractive together.

    love the blog


  28. Maria January 10, 2011 | 8:13 pm

    “Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” –Federico García Lorca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1898-1936


  29. Kim@Chattafabulous January 10, 2011 | 8:28 pm

    Emerald does it for me! Love this post!

  30. lljljljljj January 10, 2011 | 8:43 pm

    Wow, I was JUST remarking to my boyfriend that every shop seems to have kelly green in for Spring! Glad to know great minds think alike!

  31. vmacandcheese.com January 10, 2011 | 9:13 pm

    Ok, I’ll finally just come out and say it. I am so not in love with the Pantone color of the year pick this year. Any shade of green would’ve been much better in my opinion (I’m only a little biased, since green is my absolutely favorite color!). Lovely post and collection of pics.

  32. KLoGGinG January 10, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    Brilliant shots! All of them!
    Amazing post!


    for the source of the ‘unknown’, check the below link.
    I adore Michael Eastman photographs, and this in particular, the colors, the compositions, the textures… he is delightful! Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  33. nataliehagerinteriors.com January 10, 2011 | 10:10 pm

    Stunning images. I’m not a green person, but you’ve got me convinced about ‘going green’ with my client’s homes. Thanks for the post!

  34. anita siraki January 10, 2011 | 10:33 pm

    what an amazing collection of photos! i especially love the green tiled bathroom!

  35. The enchanted home January 10, 2011 | 10:59 pm

    Wow love this collection of green photos, I have always been a huge green fan. I had a kelly green painted room (my study in my old house much to my husbands horror though he warmed up to it once it was done) and loved it more than any other room.
    I own tons of green clothing, a green wallet, green luggage and the list goes on..lol. Great blog and great post!
    Please if you can check out my new blog at http://www.theenchantedhome.blogspot.com

    Let me know what you think!

  36. Katie of Modern Oasis January 11, 2011 | 1:23 am

    Love the green…pink and green are perfect compliments! One of my fav color schemes!

  37. Angela Duke January 11, 2011 | 2:53 am

    I agree that green is good. And pink is even better as the perfect pop to contrast all of that green!
    Nature’s perfect combination!

  38. Amy R. January 11, 2011 | 3:02 am

    Green with envy:)

    Amy R.

  39. Annie@A View On Design January 11, 2011 | 9:23 am

    indeed it is good – I love that colour, used well! I have a cardy in that colour and I think it really suits me (blonde), so I love it atm.

  40. Penelope Bianchi January 11, 2011 | 9:29 am

    Green is peaceful. That is a fact. I learned it.

    What on earth could we need more that that right now?

    Green is a neutral that goes with every single color in the rainbow. It is the color of leaves……trees…….grass……I adore green…..and use it all the time………it is a lovely, peaceful and wonderful color. And every color of green goes with every single other color! Go green!

    ps who is talking about clothes and “themselves in green here?” do they have the wrong blog?

    I thought this is about interiors!!!

  41. Mary Middleton Design January 11, 2011 | 9:31 am

    I think Green is the way to go. Fabulous looks

  42. Pink Maple January 11, 2011 | 11:21 am

    I love all these green rooms, particularly the Sherrill Canet one.

  43. jones January 11, 2011 | 11:55 am

    I love the green (and the pink). Mary

  44. judith January 11, 2011 | 2:20 pm

    Love this post. All those ways to see green.

    Great way to begin Monday! Always have loved green..the color of nature.

  45. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime January 11, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    Loving all this green! Nice inspiration

  46. Phaedra Elizabeth January 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    a beautiful range of greens! I love green, especially when it’s january and everything is snow and naked trees. . . thanks for the inspiration!

  47. Jürgen January 11, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    I am very happy because it is one of my favorite colors. I especially love the combination with turquoise, wonderful!

  48. LAURA!!! January 11, 2011 | 5:08 pm

    mmm indeed. I much prefer this over Honeysuckle pinkness.

  49. Splenderosa January 11, 2011 | 5:09 pm

    Heather, I was going to tell you which pics I liked best, but quite frankly, I love ALL of them!! Great post, lovie.

  50. Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou January 11, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    The emerald green is smashing and a springy leaf green would look smashing with honeysuckle. I loved that Town and Country cover, the green totally captivates you.

  51. Typhanie January 11, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    Green will never go out of style. Especially Kelly Green. The picture of Miles Redd’s interior at Lee Jofa Showroom is one of my favorites.

  52. Pretty Inspirational January 11, 2011 | 8:34 pm

    Love the greens! I’m loving all the jewel tones! So rich!


  53. Kimberly Grigg January 12, 2011 | 1:27 am

    Heather, I totally agree! Green just works… in fashion, interior design, and almost anything! It never goes out of style, and it incorporates into any style…. from modern, to preppy, to contemporary. There are really no exceptions that I can think of. So, hooray for green… and hooray for your blog!

  54. Slim Paley January 12, 2011 | 7:04 am

    Divine post Heather!

    And that Sophia photo- one of my all time favourites of her.


  55. Cakewalk January 12, 2011 | 7:52 pm

    GREEN GREEN GREEN!! Can not express enough love for those green walls!

  56. Claudia Juestel February 2, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    The green velvet walls are divine.



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