In broadcasting, a green room is a waiting area before the talent takes centerstage. But in the case of these 32 spectacular spaces, the green room is the main event. Green is a shade that springs with and natural vitality and effervescence, and perhaps because of its roots in nature, it's also supremely versatile. Soft shades sing in sweet, personal zones, while bolder shades can add an untamed elegance. Here's to going green.
In the den of this Bedford, New York country home, exposed beams and raw-wood doors provide an earthy contrast to the walls and stairway, which are covered in a rich hunter green.
In that very same upstate escape, a sunroom outfitted in a soft artichoke tone feels serene when paired with wicker accents and drenched in natural light.
With this adept use of jewel-tones, it's probably no surprise that the decorator and owner of this Chicago apartment used to be a vintage jewelry collector and seller. While the walls of this bathroom are painted in the mild aqua of ’s Teresa’s Green, the contrasting high-gloss turquoise trim lends a moody, aquatic feel.
Not only does Ken Fulk's Sonoma lake house have a double-height salon with a saloon-like bar (right) and a mezzanine, but he also outfitted both spaces in a green floral wallcovering by . The effect is space that is at once cohesive and expansive.
A primary school tone like this grassy green might be overpowering in a whole room. But used as a flashy accent in a coat closet, like here in David Kaoihoi's New York City apartment , it's both fun and polished. The exact hue? ’s Bottle Green.
In this San Francisco bachelor pad, walls, radiators, ceiling and trim are painted "" by Benjamin Moore. It's a cohesive surprisingly soothing look. Black accents—floor-to-ceiling shelves, an Eames chair—work to break-up the verdant expanse.
One reason this leathered olive accent wall in this TriBeCa loft works so well is actually because of the contrasting ceiling—it's ’s Bison Brown. The muted tone makes a sharp backdrop for art and accessories in warmer tones.
Proof that green tones play well together? In Sophia Amoruso's Los Angeles kitchen, open shelving in a citron tone sings next to pistachio stools and an entry wall in a forest shade.
The walls in the master bath of PR maven Christina Juarez's New York apartment are sheathed in a palm leaf wallpaper, available through . The stool is from , the white vase is from the , and the photograph reflected in the mirror is by Dariusz Klimczak.
In Andy Cohen's New York apartment, the living room doors are painted in a custom green lacquer and the vintage French club chairs are from . The architect on the project, , designed a custom staircase in glass, walnut, and steel to link the two floors.
A Central Park apartment's guest room is full of elegant green accents. The bench by is covered in a fabric and the bed is upholstered in a fabric. The bedside table is by , the lamp is from and the curtains are of an fabric.
In a Left Bank pied-à-terre, the master bedroom features olive walls interspersed with a hand-painted wall-covering. The bed is 19th-century Italian, the Louis XVI armchair and 18th-century dresser are French and the rug is based on a Madeleine Castaing drawing.
In the entry hall of designer Garance Aufaure's home in France, a 19th-century wood trellis is original to the house and is painted in a mix of green and black paints from . The cabinet is Henry IV.
Author Holly Peterson's Hamptons home is saturated with color, and the bright green TV room is no exception. The green sofa is custom-made, the lamp is from and artworks by Peterson's children are on the wall, which is painted in .
In a classic yet colorful Hudson Valley country house designed by and , the master bedroom is situated against a soothing, deep green backdrop. The wrought-iron bed by is fitted with a canopy of silk by and the bedding is by The bench is 19th century.
In the same Hudson Valley country house, the bedroom's Directoire armchair is upholstered in leather that pairs well with a green wall covering by . The console and lamp were found at auction, while the curtains are of a silk.
In the Southhampton getaway of Oscar de la Renta executive Erika Bearman, the living room walls are painted in . The sofa is by , the sconces are from and the stool is from Treillage.
In the colorful Manhattan townhouse belonging to decorator , the green entryway's Willy Rizzo console is circa 1970. The chandelier is late-19th-century European, and the prints are by Josef Albers.
Muted green takes center stage in this 18th-century country house in Wales, belonging to interior designer . In the library, the walls are painted in . The sofa is upholstered in a linen by , the cushions are covered in embroidered Turkish fabrics and the curtains are of a linen print by .
In a 16th-century convent-turned-abode in Italy, designer assigned a rela green hue to the master bedroom. The iron bed is vintage and the painted settee is Louis XVI.
In this contemporary Houston home designed by J. Randall Powers, the kitchen's lower custom cabinets are painted deep green in a strié effect. The sink fittings are by and the range is by , while the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero. The stools are by and the wall tiles are by .
Green comes in accented doses in interior designer Upper East Side apartment. The guest room is upholstered in a fabric, the chandelier is from the 1960s and the wall covering by . The custom-made rug is by .
In the small sitting room of a Nashville home, the sunroom's sofa and armchairs are upholstered in a canvas duck, which brightens up the dark green room. The Regency library chair is covered in the same cotton stripe as the Roman shades.
In a 19th-century Sicilian apartment, the walls and floor of the master bath are covered in jade green Bisazza tiles. The gold-leaf ceiling and grand chandelier add to the detailed aesthetic worthy of royalty.
In a vibrant Brazilian apartment, green sets the scene for a storied living room. The pair of Louis XV fauteuils and a circa-1930 Chinese rug are family heirlooms. The 19th-century chandelier is French and the Brazilian cocktail tables are from the 1960s.
In the same Brazilian apartment, the dining room is characterized by green with accents of bright red. The English dining table, bought in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1980s, and chairs, found at a Paris flea market in the '90s, are all 19th century, as is the chandelier by Saint-Louis. The silver-frame mirror is Peruvian, the silver-plate console is Indian and the circa-1930 rug is Chinese.
In a Manhattan apartment belonging to interior designer , the kitchen's cabinets, walls and table are splashed with . The stove is by and the floor is laser-cut linoleum.