TREND WATCH: Green is the New Grey

Sloucher Sofa Loaf

Green is everywhere in the world of interiors right now. And, happily for us, it’s a versatile colour that’s both kid-friendly (more so than brilliant white, anyway) and easy to weave into an existing room scheme without the need for an all-out makeover.

Farrow and Ball’s nine new colours announced last month included the fresh Yeabridge Green and inky Inchyra Blue which has definite green tones to it. Elsewhere, we’ve seen plenty of homeware and furniture brands embracing the love of green. The new Sloucher Sofa from Loaf (pictured above, Β£1195) is just one example. As is their eye-pleasing Club armchair (below, Β£845). Basically, green is everywhere.

Club chair

Whatever your taste, it seems there’s a green colourway to suit everyone. Whether it’s a moody, inky tone or a fresh, vibrant one. Earthy palettes softened with natural materials, foliage and retro homeware, or luxe combinations teamed with metallics and plenty of bling – green is most definitely the big colour trend for 2016 and (we reckon) will be influencing trends in 2017 too.

Green Smoke & Aresenic Drawers

These drawers are painted in Farrow and Ball’s Green Smoke and Arsenic, for example, showing it lends itself well to a retro, mid-century look. Or for the heritage fans, there’s plenty of period architecture in this room painted in a variety of Farrow and Ball greens.

Room in Variety of Farrow and Ball Greens

We’ve curated two green looks, with products you can buy directly from the Roost Shop. Whether it’s luxe or earthy that’s your thing, you can buy all of the items below straight from here (at no extra cost – they’re the same price whether you buy from us or direct from the retailer) with no fuss. Just add to your basket, check out and green home heaven will be yours in a matter of days.



Sign up to Roost NEWS, our free newsletter packed with exclusive content and extras for interiors lovers looking for stylish family living solutions.
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Kerry April 13, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    You’re telling me this now? After I have just slaved over covering up the emerald green paint I found hiding in our hallway under layers of wallpaper!! Ha – I wouldn’t have kept it really, though I really like the things you have picked out an edit certainly is refreshing to see a change from grey, even though I still love it!!

    Also wanted to say have been enjoying your Roost posts and Insta!! xxx

    • Reply Molly April 13, 2016 at 1:34 pm

      Vintage emerald green paint sounds very interesting though! But yes, perhaps a tad too Wizard of Oz for an entire wall?! Thank you so much for your kind words about the blog and Insta. xx

    Leave a Reply