Decorating With A Pop Of Luscious Lime Green

If you are a regular here then you know over the last few months I've been lightening up our L-shaped living room by painting the built-in cabinets white. But I've also been incorporating an accent color that I never in a million years would have imagined in our home. Green has never been a color I gravitate towards nor is it ever hanging in my wardrobe. But here we are, decorating with a pop of luscious lime green and I love it!

Lime Green Painted Bookcase Back



Decorating with a pop of luscious lime green


It all started with drapery panels that I found on sale at Fabricland, a Canadian fabric retailer. I was instantly drawn to both the quatrefoil pattern and the color. When I brought them home I loved the fresh pop of color against the white and to me, it gives the room bright and happy energy.

Our winters are long here in the Canadian prairies and it can start getting dark by 3pm. The bright white and green help make the room feel lighter and less dreary in the absence of sunlight.

Decorating with lime green

The color I painted the back of the bookcases is called Luscious Lime, a chalk paint color from the Country Chic Paint line. I toned down the green a little by adding white wax over the paint. The built-ins are an 80's Wall Unit Hack.

Lime green living room accents

You can see in the photo below that I did the same thing to the back of the built-in china cabinet in the dining room.

Luscious Lime Dining Room Accents

I love how everything on the bookcase shelves stands out with the bright pop of green.

Chalk Painted Lime Green Bookcase Back

I've kept a few pops of red in the room because it's my favorite color and the chair is so comfy that I have no plans of getting rid of it anytime soon. The fabric used to be a burgundy color until I painted the chair fabric red.

Living room decorated in luscious lime

We've got a few patterns going on in the room but they are all unified by the color. Like the striped fabric that we chose when building the DIY Ottoman and same with the Parsian fabric for the two Armchair Makeovers.

Lime Green Striped DIY Living Room Ottoman

As nervous and hesitant I was when incorporating lime green into the mix, I am so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone. Mr. Frugalista's favorite color has always been green and so he was onboard at the get-go.

While I was at it, I updated the Antique Radio Cabinet in the dining room with luscious lime and added vintage lime green paper behind the Antiqued Ordinary Mirror Makeover.

I get that lime green isn't for everyone and I'm curious if you have ever or would ever consider decorating with lime green?

If you have any questions about any of the elements in this makeover, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!


Decorating With Luscious Lime


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