Color Roundup: Chartreuse, Lime and Apple Green in Interior Design

Since I’ve been planning on decorating another guest room in my house, I’ve been thinking long and hard about using chartreuse or lime green fabrics in it.  It’s the smallest bedroom in my house {vacated not too long ago by one of my stepsons} which now houses a lot of my home staging accessories, fabrics, wrapping papers and other items that come and go in my home. I am thinking of keeping the walls light – probably white – and adding some lovely fabrics in the lime green family. I love the vibrancy of this color family – it makes me so happy to see it.  So, I thought my readers might want to see some of the color ideas I’ve collected in this palette.

Lime green wallpaper and bedding

Paired with fuchsia, white and orange, it’s a color pairing that’s great for a bedroom

lime green bedding and wallpaper

With blue and white, it makes an elegant bedroom statement

lime green as an outdoor paint color

For an outdoor patio area, it’s a great color that blends with all the greenery

JaneMcGarry_news anchor who fell in love with Italy lime green front doorIt makes a great statement painted on doors

lime green mantle

Maybe not everyone’s choice for a mantle – but this is gorgeous!

lime green mantle closeup

Here’s a closeup

add a pop of lime green in accessoriesThe bright accessories against a dull background really pop

HGTV Dream Home 2013 diningLove the pale lime green ceiling and those lovely leather chairs

Janathan Adlers's pop of color in the chairsJonathan Adler used chartreuse yellow on the chairs and window treatments to brighten this room

gray and chartreuse wallpaperIn a neutral bathroom, add some color with gray and chartreuse wallpaper

elegant bedroom in greensWorks well with other greens!

blues and greens in a bedroom from Apartment Therapy

Blue and green should never be seen?  Nonsense!

secretary in pale lime green

It’s beautiful as painted furniture

chartreuse infloral  bouquets

Lovely in bouquets…

Favorite Paint Colors:  Hearts of Palm by Sherwin Williams; Summer Lime by Bejamin Moore; Dill Pickle by Benjamin Moore; Pear Green by Benjamin Moore;

Have you used this color palette in any of your rooms?  Let me know in the comments below.  If you have any questions about using chartreuse, lime or apple green – you can always ask me the section below.  I will always get back to you!

Image credits: 1 and 10) Caldwell Flake 2) Tumblr 3)   4) D Magazine  5 and 6) Gilles Trillard 7) Matthew Mead via decor8 8) HGTV  9) Jonathan Adler 11 and 13) Mary Douglas Drysdale 12) Apartment Therapy 14)

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10 Responses to Color Roundup: Chartreuse, Lime and Apple Green in Interior Design

  1. marta says:

    really positive blog:)

  2. Valarie says:

    Where can the lime green dining room chairs featured in the kitchen photo be purchased?

    • Linda says:

      Hi – do you mean the leather chairs or the Chinese Chippendale chairs (the yellow green ones). eBay would be good for the Chippendale chairs…but most likely you would have to paint them. The leather Parsons chairs – perhaps you could look at Pier1 or CostPlus (World Market) and they may have them!

      Thanks for looking…and commenting!


  3. Dawn Shults says:

    I’m in search of lime green dining chairs exactly like the ones pictured above. Do you know where I can get those?

    • Linda says:

      Hi – I am sorry I am only seeing this now. I don’t know if you can purchase them with that exact color leather…it’s a custom fabric on the chairs. Overstock has dining chairs in a pale olive faux leather. They are called Estonia. You might try those.

      Or – Do a search for chartreuse dining chairs…or if you have some dining chairs already, you could do a search for chartreuse faux leather or leather (if budget is not a concern!) and then have a local upholsterer do the work for you!

      Hope this helps…


  4. Andrea says:

    I have a favorite chartreuse wall color paint (Sherwin-Williams “Frolic”) but I’m having a hard time finding the perfect fuschia to pair it with. Do you have any favorites?
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    • Linda says:

      Hi! I wouldn’t paint a wall in fuchsia to go with your green. I would add maybe a painted piece of furniture (try SW’s Forward Fuchsia)and add some fabric accents in fuchsia (a beautiful throw or decorative pillows) to pair it with the green.

      Let me know how it turns out!


  5. Amber Moore says:

    I’m looking for the perfect gray and chartreuse wallpaper. I absolutely love the the paper in the neutral bathroom pic. Where can I find paper like that? I’ve been searching everywhere. I should also mention, I don’t want to break the bank. 🙂


    • Linda says:

      Hi Amber. Not sure if they are making it any more, but the manufacturer of the wallpaper is Shand Kydd (UK wallpaper co.) The number of the design was either JW105732 or JW105742.

      Here’s a link –

      Perhaps you can email the company or that distributor to see if they may still have some left!

      Good luck!


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