An Exploration of Green – Mother Nature’s Favourite Colour

With colour often found rooted in nature, green is often the forgotten hue in contrast to its bolder and more striking counterparts. From calm and reassuring shades, inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings to warmer accents, green has something for everyone. With such a depth of variety in colour, we take a look at ways to be inspired by these shades and help bring a touch of the great outdoors into the home.

 Beautiful Countryside

The Countryside can be a great inspiration. Image captured by

The Countryside can be a great source of inspiration. Image captured by Matthew Wiebe

With serene and tranquil surroundings, the traditional countryside is brimming with shades that emanate calm. Full of character, and typical country charm, a walk in the countryside is one of the oldest pastimes in the country. From bristling hedge rows, countryside crops and field upon field containing a huge depth of green shades, the countryside is full of beautiful schemes and hues to work into the home.

 

Stunning Mountain Scenery

Beautiful Mountainous Terrain. Image captured by Matthew Szwedowski

Beautiful Mountainous Terrain. Image captured by Matthew Szwedowski

Having been transformed from the blanket of white which encompass them during the winter months, during the summer these beautiful mountainous terrains come into their own. Made famous in the Sound of Music, and hugely popular with cyclists, runners and hikers alike, it is easy to see just why the mountains are so loved. With striking and lush greens contrasting against the bold blue skies, there is something for everyone.

 

Botanical Inspired

Nature can be a great source for inspiration. Leafs captured by Milada Vigerova

Nature can be a great source for inspiration. Leafs captured by Milada Vigerova

With a strong depth of shades of green, botanical shades such as those from plants, fruit, and vegetables, are becoming increasing popular. From adding a touch of a freshness to a tired room or furniture, to adding a neutral background in which to use bolder more daring accessories, in creative yet striking ways.  These are a simple way to add a touch of nature into the home, in a subtle yet calming manner.

Tunnel of Love

Within Kleven, Ukraine lies a beautiful abandoned railway line surrounded by stunning overgrowth. Image via Buzzfeed. Captured by Alexander Ishchenko

Within Kleven, Ukraine lies a beautiful abandoned railway line surrounded by stunning overgrowth. Image via Buzzfeed. Captured by Alexander Ishchenko

Found deep amongst the forests near to the town of Kleven in Ukraine, this rustic railway line is surrounded by a tunnel of depth and darker earthy tones, which have led it to earn the nickname the Tunnel of Love. Still used as a mainline railway to help provide wood to a local factory, the passageway helps to create a picturesque background. Local fortune has stated that couples who are said to true in their intensions will find their wishes will come true.

  Isle of Paradise

Calming paraside surrounded by beautiful green-blues. Image captured via Jasmin Causevic

Calming paradise surrounded by beautiful green-blues. Image captured via Jasmin Causevic

Set amongst the beauty of the evening’s twilight, these paradise islands are moored amongst the glistening cyan and turquoise  shades of the oceans. With contrasting sunlight helping to reflect different shades of colour, the colour often changes depending on the amount of sunlight and time of day. Ever changing tones throughout the day, help to add to the intrigue and mystery around these hues.

 



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The Chromologist is a colour whisperer. He understands and knows them better than they know themselves, translating their pleas to be used beautifully for humankind. It's unknown from whence he came. Some say the fraction of space between a prism and a spectrum, others say he toiled in the fabled colour mines of Svalbard for years untold, deep underground, speaking only to the reds and blues, cerises and aquas, bronze and golds...


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