Green is the perfect color for a home library. It is cozy, soothing, and classic. I made a video about the color palette we developed for our home library. We wanted an English country house feel. A masculine room – an elegant man cave. I hope it helps you choose the best green for your room.
If you prefer to read, the transcript follows the video.
Hey this is Kathleen from oldworldfarmhouse.com and today I wanted to talk to you about a great color palette if you’re looking for a cozy green palette to do a home office or study or library.
I actually took these colors from a color match from Farrow and Ball colors because since I was going for an English library look I wanted to look at English paint. Farrow and Ball Breakfast Room Green for the walls, Farrow and Ball Studio Green for the trim, Farrow and Ball String, and there’s no metallic paint for Farrow and Ball so I don’t have a match for that.
I think green for a library or home office is awesome if you want that English country look. If you look at pictures of English country libraries, they’re not all green, but a lot of them are.
The English seem to love green and then too I think that if you get the dark green trim and the bright green walls, it can really evoke the English countryside, or your countryside, where there’s so many different shades of green from light to medium to dark outside and bring that in and it’s such a cozy feel.
This is Hughenden Manor where prime minister Benjamin Disraeli lived. This is his study.
This is Todd’s warehouse in York, England, which I guess they had a library in their warehouse. It looks absolutely beautiful.
And here you can see that beautiful dark greeny blue trim that goes so well with the brown color of books. I wonder if they used Studio Green.
So these are just great colors for our study, we’ve got Ivoire Sherwin-Williams on the ceiling, and then brass metallic paint by Valspar on that crown molding, Rookwood Shutter green, Lounge Green on the walls.
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