Seeing Green

Why you need to stock up on green for 2019 and why Kate Middleton owns a bunch of it!


Spring is officially here and we’re seeing green grass emerge from under melting snow and flowers starting to sprout — and Mother Nature isn’t the only one bringing the green. We’re seeing it in fashion, and the hands-down-favorite green shade is pistachio.

The Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 runways made a strong case for the pretty and versatile color. Pistachio green can serve as a transitional shade from winter to spring, will look beautiful in the warmer months and can be worn into fall in cool weather pastel outfits.

All tones of the color are proving popular. The lightest offerings are like a pale macaron that hasn’t been liberally saturated with food coloring and the dark ones are closer to khaki or the shell of a pistachio nut. The benefit of the darker, more muted shades is they are pseudo-neutrals that can be paired with almost any shade.

Kate Middleton is often seen in green outfits, and there’s a reason why the duchess prefers this color as she has been seen in this shade in various events in the past year.  This shade is reportedly flattering to Middleton’s hair and skin tone, so she makes the most when wearing this color.

Green is a perfect colour for Kate in terms of complimenting her natural colouring her hair and eye tone, it really enhances her and give her a fresh healthy glow.

Kate often wears one color from head to toe. For instance, in January, Prince William’s wife donned a monochrome look by wearing a bottle green Beulah dress with matching suede bag by L.K. Bennett and court shoes all in the same colorway.  One colour head to toe is a very stylish way to build a look. Pick up any magazine and chances are an editorial fashion story will have a full look built around one colour tone. Why? It gives off a cohesive and well put together vibe but it also allows you to play with texture, hue, proportion and silhouette more freely.

We've seen a 168% increase in last month's new arrivals of sage green/pastel khaki products compared to the same time in 2017. It’s also a colour being used in design and interiors at the moment, so we’d expect to see an even greater lift in new items for not only spring 2019 by F/W too.

So try a pop of pistachio with one statement piece of clothing, accessories or shoes. Get inspired by the runway and wear the color from head to toe or experiment with different shades.


Green is the color of nature.  Considered the most restful color for the eye, green can transcend a sense of calmness and security when used in interior design.  Green symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility, and generally makes people feel emotionally safe. 

Green is well suited for every room in the house, and can have a calming effect when used as the main color for decorating.  Pairing light green with grey can create a modern feel, and using different shades in one room can add contrast. But, the various shades of green can evoke completely different feelings.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy, while aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection. Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealously, while olive green is the traditional color of peace.  As we are interior designers we know you can decorate an entire room with greens and have contrast, drama, richness, and balance. It’s so versatile.

Don't want to start painting green walls or purchasing a green couch?  A natural way to add green to your interior design is by having plants either scattered or grouped in your home, usually near a window in a very traditional format or in a more modern vertical wall planting.

Think outside the box and go even higher and suspend your plants from the ceiling or create desktop terrariums to connect back to mother nature.


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