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Color Love: Moss Green

Oct 1

Mel Sikorski

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forest with softly running river and rocks with moss surrounded by trees just starting to turn gold

I always hear complaints about how the tropical South doesn’t get “real” fall. (Sometimes from me, but still.) But if you know what to look for, this area does have seasons, albeit subtle ones. For fall, I look for the color moss green. Filled with tropical rainstorms, the summer has left everything so beautifully lush and intense. The light is warmer, the sunsets sooner, and the days just feel lusher. It’s raining as I write this, but the sun is still shining and the day feels cozy – even though it’s 80deg F outside.

Moss green is a color prevalent in “real” fall, too. Before the leaves completely fall, before the snow starts to cover everything, warm mossy green is the last color to shine before the air starts to cool.

This warm yellow-green is a bit magical, a bit whimsical and a natural fit for between the seasons. Let’s look at some ways you can add it to your color, interior or wedding projects this year. If you need some help with working with this for your project, just let me know!

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Moss Green Paint Colors

This is a great color for painted surfaces – or tile for that matter. ESPECIALLY if you have a penchant for glossy surfaces. The opposite is true, too, it’s really great for velvety surfaces, too. It instantly adds a grounding element, setting a firm foundation for more neutral tones like white, cream and black, and looks amazing with brass accents that draw out the golden tones in the green. LUSH, right?

moodboard showing moss green checkerboard floor, glossy green front door, green tile behind a vanity, wood shingles with green trim, a green sided house and green kitchen cabinets

01 TOP LEFT: VINTAGE HOUSE
02 TOP RIGHT: KELLY ROGERS INTERIORS
03 CENTER LEFT: LOBBY POWDER ROOM AT CALDERA HOUSE JACKSON HOLE BY COMMUNE DESIGN
04 CENTER RIGHT: SAN FRANCISCO HOME BY CHAMBER CONSTRUCTION
05 BOTTOM LEFT: TIDEWATER LANDING FRONT DOOR BY COASTAL LIVING HOUSE PLANS
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: KITCHENETTE BY JUNIPER HOME

6 moss green paint dollops

01 TOP LEFT: SW 6419 SAGUARO BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
02 TOP CENTER: BANCHA BY FARROW & BALL
03 TOP RIGHT: LAWN PARTY BY BACKDROP HOME – WHILE I HAVEN’T USED THEIR PAINT YET, I’M INTRIGUED BY THEIR SET UP AND I LOVE THEIR COLOR RANGE; I’LL REPORT BACK ONCE I’VE TRIED IT
04 BOTTOM LEFT: CSP-900 JUNGLE CANOPY BY BENJAMIN MOORE
05 BOTTOM CENTER: S370-7 OUTDOOR OASIS BY BEHR
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: SW 7735 PALM LEAF BY SHERWIN-WILLIAMS (INTERIOR ONLY)

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Moss Green Interior Decor

Inside is where this color shines – as long as you GO FOR IT. It works best when you use large swathes like an entire wall or a big comfy sofa. I am loving the dyed to match sofa, walls, and bookcases in the bottom right image – so dreamy and cozy!

moodboard showing bar with green tiles, green velvet sofa green linen bedding, green velvet bench and pillows on black four poster bed with white  bedding, moss green wall, velvet sofa bookcase and wall all in the same moss green color

01 TOP LEFT: MAISON PICKLE DESIGN BY PUNCH ARCHITECTURE
02 TOP RIGHT: STOURHEAD SOFA BY SOFAS AND STUFF
03 CENTER LEFT: CLASSIC COMFORT TWILL DUVET COVER BY POTTERY BARN TEEN
04 CENTER RIGHT: LIDO ISLE BEDROOM BY JULIE HOVANIAN IN TRADITIONAL HOME MAGAZINE
05 BOTTOM LEFT: JACKSON PARK LONG ISLAND BEDROOM BY BHDM DESIGN (WALL COLOR IS BENJAMIN MOORE MEDITERRANEAN OLIVE)
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: SAN FRANCISCO TOWNHOUSE BY PALMER WEISS IN HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE

Consider these products below a compliment to the paint colors in the first section – they should work together to get that cozy all surrounding feeling.

grid showing a green glass lamp, green ceramic vases, a green leather headboard, a green velvet pillow, a green knit throw, and a green velvet office chair

01 TOP LEFT: GREEN GLASS TEARDROP HALSEY TABLE LAMP BASE – WORLD MARKET
02 TOP RIGHT: JADE VASES – WILLIAMS SONOMA HOME
03 CENTER LEFT: RALEIGH CURVED LEATHER BED IN LEATHER, LEGACY FOREST GREEN – POTTERY BARN
04 CENTER RIGHT: MOSS VELVET PILLOW COVER BY GRACE AND VALIANT ON ETSY
05 BOTTOM LEFT: COTTON KNIT THROW IN OLIVE – WEST ELM
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: BELDEN VELVET SWIVEL DESK CHAIR – POTTERY BARN

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Moss Green Wedding Ideas

Weddings that use this shade of green tend to be a bit more relaxed, a bit more magical, with a bit of nature throughout. It’s a very natural feeling color, and so more botanical themes really bring this color to life. It also pairs very well to neutrals like white and grey and soft pastels like peach or pink. I love it with white flowers. Moss green is also one of my very favorite shades to wear and can complement many complexions when you pick the right tone for your party.

moodboard showing groom with green ties, oversized green and white floral arrangements in a loose modern style on very tall gold square column frames, green tiered wedding cake, a green linen napkin on natural ceramic plates, green envelopes with copper seals, and  bride with bridesmaids in green dresses and carrying white bouquets

01 TOP LEFT: GROOM’S SUIT BY BROOKLYN TAILORS ON ONCE WED
02 TOP RIGHT: ORCHID, ROSE, BRANCH ARRANGEMENTS BY SEED FLORA (JUST FREAKIN GORGEOUS OMG)
03 CENTER LEFT: CAKE BY BONNE VIE SPECIALTY FOR INSPO SHOOT ON JUNEBUG WEDDINGS
04 CENTER RIGHT: OLIVE GREEN LINEN NAPKIN BY MAGICLINEN ON ETSY
05 BOTTOM LEFT: LETTERPRESS INVITES WITH GREEN ENVELOPES AND BRONZE SEALS BY PAPIRA DESIGN
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: MIA AND BENJAMIN’S JERUSALEM WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRADEN YOUNG PHOTO

Here are a few products to bring moss green to your own wedding:

grid showing wedding products, green glass votives, green bridesmaids dresses, green invitations, grapevine nest with moss for ring bearer, green hydrangea, green linen napkins

01 TOP LEFT: RICHLAND DIAMOND CANDLE HOLDER DARK GREEN SET OF 48 – QUICK CANDLES
02 – TOP RIGHT: LEFT – CHARMEUSE AND CHIFFON BRIDESMAID DRESS WITH RUFFLE IN VW OLIVE; CENTER – CREPE AND TULLE T-BACK BRIDESMAID DRESS IN VW OLIVE; RIGHT – V NECK HALTER GOWN WITH SASH IN VW OLIVE; ALL WHITE BY VERA WANG – DAVID’S BRIDAL
03 CENTER LEFT: FRESH GREENS WEDDING INVITATION IN KHAKI BY SUSAN MOYAL – MINTED WEDDINGS
04 CENTER RIGHT: SMALL WRENS NEXT – BHLDN
05 BOTTOM LEFT: ANTIQUE HYDRANGEA CHARCOAL FLOWER – FIFTY FLOWERS
06 BOTTOM RIGHT: OLIVE GREEN LINEN NAPKIN SET – MAGICLINEN ON ETSY

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I do hope you’re enjoying your transition into the next season wherever you may be. If you ever need help with your projects, just reach out and I’ll be there for ya! Happy Fall To You!

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