This Summer, designers are opening the door to all things lime. Zesty and invigorating, this perky spin on green is the perfect pick-me-up for any room in the house.
Kathy Sorbe uses pops of lime (even on the dog!) to break this living room out of the neutral zone. Steven Livingston cooks up lots of wow with a lime-colored kitchen island while Todd Davis heads to dreamland groovin’ on green with a lime wallpapered bedroom.
Today’s lime looks are multi-tonal, from subdued to bold. That makes lime -like other shades of green- easy to pair with other furnishings, especially floors. Here’s what we discovered when we put lime to the test.
Rooms need a balance between lively and calm, so pair a sofa like Mademoiselle (in a hot hue called Poison Green) with a cool floor like Haven porcelain tile (‘coastline’ color shown here). This minimalist, modern marble look has linear detailing, sediment veining and true organic variation from plank to plank that’s easy on the eye. Or try Mannington Adura® pattern Century (Mineral color shown here). for a classic marble look in an easy-care luxury vinyl tile. The smooth, honed surface texture that creates the feel of real marble.
Lime is also pattern-mixing perfect. It adds lots of life and looks good with pretty much any other color. For example, although Savine tie dye wallpaper comes in lots of cool colors, its lime/turquoise combo is the hippest of them all. Pair such a large stripe with a floor that both grounds and intrigues like Mannington laminate pattern Fairhaven (Brushed Grey color shown here), Rock Creek hardwood (Coyote color shown here) or Mannington resilient flooring in New Castle pattern (Knight’s armor color shown here). Their subdued brown/gray palette draws the eye downward to anchor interiors while their small patterned designs add interest without fighting for the limelight.
Lime is a color that’s ripe for the picking. Now’s the time to add a twist of lime to your home and drink it in.