Moss is a type of bryophyte plant found everywhere in the world, lining the ground with its fluffy and soft appearance, like a true natural carpet. But why are we talking about all this? Because this simple little plant served as inspiration for the creation of a very popular color in interior decoration and which goes by the obvious name of “moss green”, making a direct reference to the plant that gave rise to it.
The color is so beloved and popular that it deserves an exclusive post. Therefore, the next lines are all dedicated to moss green with tips on how to use it in decoration and beautiful inspirations for you to take as a reference, check it out with us:
Meaning of the color green and its effects on decoration
Before talking specifically about moss green, it is important to emphasize the main characteristics of the color green and its effects on the human mind. Science has already proven through numerous studies that colors do have the power to influence our emotions, sensations and feelings. And if the intention is to decorate the house with a shade of green, it is essential to know these characteristics that surround the color and understand how they interfere in the emotional system.
Within the light spectrum, green lies in the middle range. And what does it mean? The color is the most neutral that exists and does not produce any harmful effects, so much so that chromotherapy uses the color green as a neutralizer of other colors.
Symbolically, green is the color of nature and manifests itself where life exists. Therefore, it is a very positive character color and is always indicating freedom, peace, nature, full life, harmony and health. Green also symbolizes security, confidence and stability.
Moss green, as it is a variant of green, absorbs all the original characteristics of the color, however, as it is a more closed tone, moss green ends up attracting other senses as well, such as sobriety, sophistication, elegance and a certain air of masculinity, depending on the other colors that are used together.
Moss green: shades and how to do it
Moss green has a variation of shades, ranging from the lightest moss green to a darker and more closed moss green. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the type of moss green you want to place in the environment, especially if the objective is to paint a wall with the color. In this case, it is important to know the moss green sold by each of the brands and choose the one that is closest to your project.
But did you know that you can create any shade of moss green you want in your home? It is possible to make moss green from white and using primary colors. The video below will explain the detailed step by step of how to make moss green paint, check it out:
What colors go with moss green?
Knowing how to combine moss green is also fundamental, isn’t it? If not, all your production goes down the drain. The tip here is to first plan the style you want to create in the environment so that, from there, you can accurately know the colors that best match the moss green and your proposal.
For a sober, elegant and formal decoration, a good option is to bet on moss green with black. For cheerful and casual decorations, invest in moss green with pink or orange. Moss green with shades of woody brown, beige and brown refer to an atmosphere of nature and well-being, ideal for those who want to create a welcoming and cozy atmosphere.
Now, if you dream of a luxurious decoration, worthy of kings and queens, a good option is to bet on the combination of moss green and metallic tones, especially gold and silver.
A tone on tone of green also goes well and is indicated for those who want a colorful environment, but are afraid of making a mistake with other colors.
Oh, and we can’t forget to mention the white one. The combination of white and moss green is light, fresh and relaxed and looks great in naturally lit environments.
And finally, for those who want a bold, modern and unusual decoration, they can bet on an irreverent combination such as moss green and purple, moss green with yellow or moss green with grey.
Regardless of the color you choose to match moss green, the golden rule is always the same: moderation and common sense so as not to overdo it and create visual pollution in the environment. Another tip is to pay attention to the size of the rooms in which you are going to use moss green, since the color is naturally darker and more closed and, consequently, can cause feelings of confinement if used in excess.