In terms of decorating, hunter green tends to be polarizing. In the 70s, it was given a murky, brownish tint, and let’s not even talk about how it was used in the 80s and 90s (hint: lots of hunting lodge-inspired country club and hunting monstrosities).
But hunter green today is anything but chintzy.
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Used as an accent wall, it can add depth to a room, and it’s fantastic on a throw or a pillow for a wintery spin with minimal commitment.
And, let’s not forget that it’s also a color you see all the time in nature, meaning that it’s instantly calming.
We’ve rounded up six ways to start decorating with the shade now.
When done right, there's no such thing as too much green.
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A green throw and pillow adds just the right amount of color to this dreamy bedroom.
Photo: Rose Uniacke
Even if you have a full-on hunter green accent wall, there's nothing stopping you from having accessories in the same color family all around.
Photo: Richard Powers
A low-commitment way to flirt with hunter green.
Skultuna Karui Tray, $200; at Jung Lee
A dark, moody hue of green is to home decor as to what oversized sunglasses are to street style.
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Scared of over-committing? Start small with a colorful teapot or accent piece.
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The guaranteed easiest way to up your kitchen game.
Le Creuset Oolong Kettle, $85; at Yvonne Estelle’s
Business on the outside, party on the inside.
2255 Vitrin Bookshelf, $4,600; at Svenskttenn