November 2017

The color lime can add tang to any home decor.

The color is sweet and sharp, with lots of zest.

Lime is a bold, extroverted color. It’s a color from nature, yet is brighter than many earthy hues we tend to use for home décor. Versions of the color lime can also be called chartreuse, jade, apple green and spring green.

 

Given lime’s drama and intensity, it’s surprising that the hue works beautifully with many color palettes. Sometimes lime is made more subtle by adding grey and beige tones; other times the color is bold and brilliant – and very attention-getting. Depending which version of lime you select, you can create various moods from subtle to edgy and from calming to energizing.

 

Lime can be used for all types of décor, including traditional, modern and everything in between. Colors that work well with lime really depend on the shade of lime you select. In general, this vibrant color goes well with: 

  • White, gray, and neutral beiges and creams

  • Browns, camels and taupes

  • Pinks, reds and salmons

  • Small touches of blue, black, orange or yellow

 

And do beware, when using lime, about mixing other shades of green; the result may be chaotic and unharmonious. If you choose to decorate with lime, it’s usually best not to use other greens in your design plan.

 

Add a sweet and pungent slice of lime this season. It will kick up your home environment.

© 2017 Hunter Douglas