This seasons collections are awash with variant shades of green, from rainforest chic to calm pastels: Green has been used to represent the very essence of life, from the earliest dyes made of malachite and verdigris. Thousands of shades and hues of green have coloured our world in art and literature, fashion and culture along with our gardens. love it or hate it green is here to stay! We have chosen a couple of this seasons highlights to get you started.

Christian Lacroix’s exotic new Nouveaux Mondes Fabrics embodies all that nature has to offer - from butterflies and brightly-coloured feathers, to ripening fruits of every shade, across a range of cotton touches from satin to sturdy cotton ducks. Nouveaux Mondes Wallcoverings: For pure pattern, there a panther tiger fusions, and trompe l’oeil depth effect trellis which invite you into the exotic garden, and wicker designs which create a natural sense of texture and structure for your walls.

Greenhouse Wallpaper by Dutch interior stylist Erik Gutter gives you the illusion of an oasis of lush greenery behind on-trend Crittall-style windows. Try using it at the end of hallways or in basements to let the outdoors in. Although released last year Studio Job's Labyrinth Wallpaper is still very much on-trend this season.

View our Pinterest board Inspiration: Green

For those not so keen on florals or patterns directly inspired nature, do not fear! There are plenty of options for you. To get you started, Marble Gum velvet by Timorous beasties and Parris Wakefield’s Foget-Me-Not fabric feature heavy use of vibrant greens with a contemporary twist. Interior Tip: For a more reserved look I would advise the use of a soft grey or white for a base colour on your walls (Arctic Willow or White Floret from Paint by Conran). Once you have your base colour you are ready to use green as your accent, whether its a cushion, piece of furniture or art this combination creates a calm and soothing environment. For the Bold - The combination of green and cobalt blue with copper and brass accents create a very rich aesthetic that is not for the faint of heart.

February 10, 2015 — Jane Richards

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