From the featured picture, you’d be forgiven in thinking that this is a post about Madmen. The final episode is on Thursday and I’ve been following the lonely exploits of Don Draper since the beginning. But no, this is not a post about how brilliant Madmen is. It is, of course, brilliant so if you haven’t watched it, it’s time to invest in a box set now. However this is about my love of green and how best to incorporate this into my new kitchen.
Madmen is/was about so much more than a brilliant script and its characters’ existential crises. The costumes and sets deserve a mention in their own right. This motel scene caught my eye on Thursday as it incorporates the colour combination I’ve been trying to envisage for my kitchen. Stop oogling Don Draper and look at those colours; two different shades of green warmed up by a rusty orange. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for.
I spied this kitchen area on the Modern House (a constant source of inspiration) and was instantly smitten. I like the way not all of the cabinets are green. The orange cushions on the sofa also warm the scheme up.
Or these painted different shades of green, spotted on Decor8:
Another way of adding a pop of colour is painting a door. This one is painted Arsenic by Farrow and Ball and goes rather nicely with the copper pot on the table.
And of course, the ultimate way of adding a splash of green is by including some plants in your scheme. This house featured on Designsponge was full of lush greenery.