Color of the month: March

When I was growing up, my mom had a knack for making every holiday and new season feel special. It was never anything too elaborate. A wreath on the front door, a colorful tablecloth, or small doses of color to coordinate with the season throughout our small house. There are times when I feel like doing so is just another item on my to-do list, but it always seemed that it made my mom happy. Being a mom is rewarding, but it's also stressful, worrisome and sometimes lonely. As a mom who has worked full time, stayed home full time and now works from home, I know these little touches can mean a lot. I realize that these details aren't just for my kids and guests, but for me too. They break up the monotony that seems to set in during winter and sets the tone for something new and fresh to look forward to.

If you feel unsure about how to do this, color is an easy way to start. It can do so much to affect and enhance our moods and can be a lot easier to live with and transition than specific holiday decor.

Since today is March 1st, I thought it would be fun to share a"Color of the Month" post with you. Throughout the month I'll share inspiration of the color here on the blog and on my social media accounts, I'll share different palettes using that color, and offer advice and tips on how to work with it.

Since spring is on the horizon, it's March and I'm Irish, this month's color is green! People seem to either love or hate green, but personally, I've always been a fan. Next to blue, it's my favorite. I've always found it fresh, cheerful, and easy to work with. Below are some inspiring designs I've found or created to get you thinking green! Monday, I'll be sharing my first of a few palettes with you and tips on how to use them in real life. Be sure to look for my special offer at the end of this post!

1. An inspiration board I created for a client who will be going for a dark, moody den makeover.

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2. Preppy Green Rooms

 This guest room from  Kelly in the City  is so cheerful and chic.. You can't get more preppy than green with navy + white stripes. I love the coastal touches and the pop of pink, and really, with the tweak of a few accents colors/patterns, it could work for almost anyone and any room. 

This guest room from Kelly in the City is so cheerful and chic.. You can't get more preppy than green with navy + white stripes. I love the coastal touches and the pop of pink, and really, with the tweak of a few accents colors/patterns, it could work for almost anyone and any room. 

 I love this preppy stairwell gallery wall by  Maura Jane Interiors.

I love this preppy stairwell gallery wall by Maura Jane Interiors.

3. Timeless Green Looks

 This bathroom is timeless and classic paired with black, white and brass finishes.

This bathroom is timeless and classic paired with black, white and brass finishes.

 Playful and classic patterns in the same shade of emerald are elegant against the neutral backdrop of this room.

Playful and classic patterns in the same shade of emerald are elegant against the neutral backdrop of this room.

4. Earthy Greens

 Ginnifer Goodwin's elegant living room uses an earthy green that harmonizes with the neutral palette and warm textures.

Ginnifer Goodwin's elegant living room uses an earthy green that harmonizes with the neutral palette and warm textures.

 This green is soft, neutral and reminiscent of nature, making  this baby's nursery  one that he or she won't outgrow too soon.

This green is soft, neutral and reminiscent of nature, making this baby's nursery one that he or she won't outgrow too soon.

5. Green Accents

  Here,  green is a secondary color, but without it, although pretty, the room would be lacking something. Since green is so dominant in nature, it tends to work with other colors found there as well. 

Here, green is a secondary color, but without it, although pretty, the room would be lacking something. Since green is so dominant in nature, it tends to work with other colors found there as well. 

 In  this fun room , the solid green velvet pillow grounds the other patterns and colors and makes it feel sophisticated and pulled together.

In this fun room, the solid green velvet pillow grounds the other patterns and colors and makes it feel sophisticated and pulled together.

  In this inspiration board  I created for my son's room, green was the accent that balanced the fun with the tame. 

In this inspiration board I created for my son's room, green was the accent that balanced the fun with the tame. 

Saturday morning I'll have a new post ready for you with another take on "green" design. In the meantime, have a great end to your week!

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