If you were a homeowner/renter in 2005-2012 chances are you jumped on the Tuscany inspired colors of golds, browns, rust and faux painted walls. Looking back, the decor was a bit heavy. Maybe, it was the bitter feelings homeowners felt during the housing crisis in 2006-2008. I think it was homeowners’ way to escape to a version of Tuscany if only in our rugs and pillows.
This was our family room during that time. It hurts my eyes now, but at the time this was the thing. Ironwork art and shades of brown paint.
It was time to flip the script and expand on my freshly painted grey walls and neutral grey couches.
Simple Ways to Pair Navy & Green
Fast forward to this spring when I shared this Pottery Barn navy and green kitchen image on Instagram. I loved the bright, clean look of the navy and green contrast. It turns out the navy and green pairings were hiding in the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog.
And, I fell in love with the fresh white table and dishes. I keep this image on my phone as a reference when I start to veer off my path to navy and green pairings.
It turns out I already was onto the blue/green pairings. My camera’s lens caught the contrast of the navy kitchen curtains and the green daffodil stems.
With the support of Pottery Barn and my navy curtains from the Target clearance section, I went on a search of navy and green accessories.
My obsession took me to three different Homegoods and the sale tab on Pottery Barn’s site. My goal was to find navy and green accessories to compliment my abundance of grey walls and furniture.
Have you seen these green and raffia pillows at Homegoods? I snagged several pillows, including a few basic navy pillows for our back yard patio.
My stash of fun bottles and jars was where I found fun navy and green accessories. I held onto this Trader Joe Ginger Beer bottle from the holidays. My family didn’t love Ginger beer, but I loved the bottle. The bottle’s opening has become my dime jar. Why dimes? It’s the only coin that fit thru the bottle’s opening.
Don’t overthink an up-cycle.
This Trader Joe’s bottle was in my recycle bin for months and found his home on a shelf in my home office.
I think I am onto something with adding pops of color to my grey walls. ! My walls are so happy!