Feb 26, 2021

COLOR TRENDS | Rejuvenating and invigorating with Eucalyptus Green – full

Nature offers an endless source of inspiration – especially when it comes to colour. Therefore, it may not come as a surprise; that this month’s colour comes from – a tree. Eucalyptus is a totally natural shade of green that is both relaxed and tranquil. 



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Native to Australia there are over 900 species of eucalyptus trees. The name eucalyptus comes from the ancient Greek words ‘eu’ meaning “good” and ‘kalyto’ meaning “cover.” 

The eucalyptus tree is most associated with its calming scent as well as being a favourite snack of the koala. Leaves of the eucalyptus can be long and slender or oval-shaped and are unique in shade. Eucalyptus is a shade of green that is richer and more blue in tone than sage. With undertones of silver, grey and blue; as a colour it can feel equal parts serene, rejuvenating and invigorating. 




Karri Loop House by MORQA Lofted Australian House Snakes Around Ancient Eucalyptus Trees



About the meaning of “green

Green is still proving a popular choice and (no wonder really) with its calming effects. 

The colour green signifies nature, life, safety, hope and spring – a time of year when all the plants are coming back to life with fresh growth (life) after the cold winter months. 

The word green – closely related to the Old English verb growan “to grow.”

Green is the colour of life and seasonal renewal. Since verdant spring is said to triumph over the barren winter – green symbolizes hope and immortality. In Japan green signifies eternal life. Green was a sacred colour to the Egyptians representing the hope and joy of spring. The floors of the temples were green.


Easing us in like no other colour can – green instantly connects us with nature and the outdoors. Holding strong associations with nature; it is a colour often described as refreshing and tranquil. Think of green; lush grass, trees and forests may spring to mind.

“Green, which is Nature’s colour, is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving.” – Paul Brunton

We see more Greens than any other colour and it just happens to be the second most popular favourite hue, after blue. Did you know that the human eye is most sensitive to the colour green, and able to differentiate more shades of green than any other colour? Hence why it is the colour used for night-vision goggles. Green falls in the middle of the light spectrum – meaning our eyes require very little to no adjustments to be able to see it, making it a very restful colour for us. Hence why the majority of greens we see give us a restful feeling. While some find green a relaxing colour, others find that it gives them a feeling of excitement. This can be especially true of the particularly vibrant shades of green. From the brightest peridot to the darkest hunter green there are many ways to describe variations of green.


Green in history

During post-classical and early modern Europe – green was the colour commonly associated with wealth, merchants, bankers and the gentry.

In China and most of Asia, its associations are very positive – as the symbol of fertility and happiness. Green has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred colour choice for wedding gowns in the 1400’s.

Surprisingly though, behind the veil of the peaceful symbolism and meaning, the history of the colour green reveals a deadly fact. No other pigment in the history of art was considered more poisonous. Impressionist artists – adoring the exploration of nature, used a toxic shade in their production of fascinating landscape paintings. “Green” 19th century wallpapers were often deadly. A green pigment used for wallpaper to candles and confections, although extremely popular, contained arsenic! Early William Morris designs, like the “Trellis” wallpaper contained the lethal substance.


  Source -Trellis William Morris 







Green is still proving a popular choice and (no wonder really) with its calming effects. 

The colour green is considered as one of the most pleasing colours of the colour wheel – also creates an atmosphere of serenity and calmness. For this reason, many architects and designers implement it in their projects.




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Green is thought to relieve stress and help heal. Apparently, those who have a green work environment experience fewer stomach aches.
The calming effects of green may be due to its associations with nature, which people often feel is relaxing and refreshing. The colour reminds us of the natural world; to incorporate into our interiors can make us feel close to nature. It’s a colour that easily brings the outdoors in.

Plants are a great way to bring to a sense of outside/inside and with a big trend for wellness within the home – there continues to be a rise in houseplants and calming furnishings like woven rattans.




Green renews and restores depleted energy. Offering a sanctuary away from the strain and stresses of modern living; helping to restore us back to a sense of wellbeing. The colour green can spark creativity, get our imaginations flowing and make us more inventive, which could partly explain why we often take inspiration from nature.

Here some interesting greens inspired by nature we have selected, from trend forecasters and from painting brands.





British Standard Colour Chart via  

Colour Direction 2021 Source

JA HO KO / NCS Color Via 






Green is a dominant colour in the natural world and takes up more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye. Therefore it is a natural choice in interior design as an ideal background/ backdrop because as humans we are used to seeing it everywhere. 


Often green is used in decorating for its calming effects. When it comes to decorating – green is an incredibly versatile colour. Pair with new neutrals such as nude-pink – a popular palette is a neutral and green one. Paint all the walls or use as a feature wall. From walls to accessories there are many ways to incorporate this hue into your home decor.

Be sintered by our selection of beautiful interiors and design with a eucalyptus-green decor.



via @sibev /  @craigmilran 

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@cristinacelestino / via 



Via / Haymes Paint

 Dezeen Sliding eucalyptus-wood screens wrap house / @resenecolour

@muutodesign / @tinakarypidou



@resenecolour / @sherwinwilliams

@fermliving / @muutodesign


@bauwerkcolour / Via

@muutodesign / via

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