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Monday, February 19, 2007

mini trend: kelly green


i was inspired by a post at modern-roost the other day and decided to flesh out one of my favorite mini trends going around right now: kelly green. the kelly wearstler post, anthropologie furniture and pieces from our h&g color issue really got me thinking about this bold green hue. it's often paired with navy blue and written off as a preppy choice (think whale prints and izods) but designers are starting to bring kelly green back in a way that's thoroughly modern. i love it for summer because something about it is so crisp and clean. and, unlike some other bold colors, the preppy edge keeps things looking classy and rarely garish. what follows below (and above) are some of my favorite examples of kelly green in the market right now. some aren't precisely kelly green but have that same bold green color that i felt was in line with the trend. hope you enjoy! [photo above, clockwise from left to right: ivana helsinki fabric, modernica chair in grass green $239, judy ross pillow $190, nouveau knob $8, ditte sofa $3498]


[photo above, clockwise from left to right: kelly wearstler "imperial trellis" fabric, hybrid home print $40, kate spade "larabee road" dishware $80]

[photo above, clockwise from left to right: pia wallen felt baby slippers $38, unison bedding $33-$300, judy ross runner $875, suzani pillow $29.95]

[photo above from left to right: twinkle living bedding in "cosmic" $155-$190, heather amuny-dey print $40]

[photo above, clockwise from left to right: kelly wearstler's viceroy, domestic wall decal $80, elum greeting cards $12 for set of 6]

[photo above, clockwise from left to right: josef frank chair $2498, offi mypetlamp $59, foxy and winston print $33, heather amuny-dey artwork $700]

7 Comments:

Blogger mysasha said...

What a delightful site! Just what I needed on this rainy, gray day! Judy and Sasha, bigwhitedog.com

10:24 AM  
Blogger Sabina said...

Hey, if you like the sofa above with the modern "lillypad" fabric - you can replicate it by reupholstering existing furniture. The fabric is a Marimekko print called Bottna. You can buy it at Kiitos Marimekko for $38 per yard.
http://www.kiitosmarimekko.com/bottnagreen.html

9:23 AM  
Blogger Koselig koselig said...

Hey I love your blogg! :) Have a great weekend :)

10:32 AM  
Anonymous pecanpie said...

Kelly Green is right on... I was at CMG's (Color Marketing Group) color workshops last Spring in Denver and got up on my soapbox about Kelly Green.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Mitchell said...

Kelly green is terrific. Be careful about too much, or it will overwhelm. This color was very popular in the 1970's - along with Avocado - and as it "goes" with the current mid-century trend. While I've seen enough mid-century to last another half a century, I love the Kelly Green.

3:25 PM  
Blogger KEYNOTER said...

Being Irish I am very familiar with that colour. Nobody wears it over here although I do see it in the shops lately. The brits wear the union jack and the americans the stars and stripes banner but we irish never wear the tricolour. It's not very flattering. I wore kellygreen and navy when I made my confirmation at 12 years of age. You are right about it going with navy. It's nice with white for the summer. It's also a very retro colour and retro is quite in these days. Love your site

5:27 AM  
Blogger runawaydesign said...

Kelly green is my new favorite color. I especially like it as an unexpected pop in just about anything--clothing, room design, dinnerware.

Love your site--thanks!

8:38 PM  

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