I used to say that as a child, and now I love it when I get the green lights driving! Its that feeling of yes, and go forth.....confidence. Green is the not only the colour of peace but of courage, growth and the partner of patience.
In lighting I recently learned its the impact of the Green Light that is stance for protest. Looking up at these green glowing windows of Vancouver, lighting up windows of homes in towers.....they guard surrounding land of False Creek. An area that they want to be zoned for a neighborhood park. So peacefully they guard in protective protest by turning on there green Lights. Show your support by tweeting #greeningthecreek
The first green light that comes to my mind in decor is probably the Old Desk Lamp. The emerald glass and brass fixture that would sit stately on a home office credenza. Or like on my parents 'train station' desk - you know the one with the rolling desk top cover. It was usually paired with a green fern - a comforting vision. But one that said this is not a den, its an executive desk and I am the owner. They were the generation moving away from the library to the home office.
Today Green lights take on many forms and styles from that traditional desk lamp to a modern glass chandelier, or metal task light. But even in Green lighting we also think of how the light is lite, with an enviro or green bulb. Or with a modern green design, a wooden chandelier or pendant seems no longer foreign, but normal. I was in Olympic Village this past weekend, and noticed that amongst the industrial Vancouver designs, that wood vainer orbs are used in the same way as that old track lighting was. Refreshing!
As we look at trends in the colour Green, we see pastel shades are hot for spring as well as lively yellow greens. I personally love the peacock greens, warm and rich for lighting. Try to change up a lamp shade with your favorite greens. I am really into swag lights, imagine a Marrakesh style pewter pendant light with a green light bulb = STUNNING!
Changing your lights can also means mood lighting, such as candle light. There is an amazing selection of Green candle sticks, and candles you can play with. Try it....even a green bottle with white candles. Add gold ribbon for some glam or twine for a natural look. Brass and copper candlesticks look amazing with a selection of different green taper candles. Arrange them at different heights.
Want to add that touch of green to your space? Well now you can with some design imagination and these decor tips.......Ready Set......GO! Cheers.