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Green Paint: Here’s Why We’re Painting Walls Mossy

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Climate change, corporate burnout, and the desire to reconnect with nature could be some of the reasons that green paint is trending.  

Lichen, Woad & Pea: Here’s Why Green Paint is Trending

Morris & Co paint pots on a table with pieces of fabric samples and dried leaves

Image courtesy of Morris & Co

Our Edit of Perfect Green Paint for Your Walls

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Lichen paint by Farrow and Ball in a grand living room with a large antique golden mirror and cream sofas

Lichen, No.19, Farrow & Ball

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a living room with green paint by Morris & Co

Leafy Arbour, Morris & Co

£4, morrisandco.sandersondesigngroup.com

 

a yellow dresser with natural dried plants stands in front of a dark green wall

Wooded Dell, Morris & Co

£4, morrisandco.sandersondesigngroup.com

a yellow abstract painting hangs amongst a light green wall and a over the top red lamp in a maximalist interior style

Moonstone, House of Hackney

from £65, houseofhackney.com

 

Ash Grey paint in a living room with two suede chairs, the paint is by Farrow & Ball

Ash Grey, No. W9, Farrow & Ball

a historic looking bathroom with wood pannelled walls with the colour eau de nile by Edward Bulmer

Eau De Nile, Edward Bulmer

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a green dresser stands next to a pea green wall in a bedroom with antique paintings hanging either side

Pea Green, Edward Bulmer

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Whether it’s Saint Laurent’s bags draped over a lichen-clad rock, Soho Home’s Velvet Lichen Sofas, Farrow & Ball’s Lichen paint, or House of Hackney’s hue in Woad  — lichen, moss, or anything distinctly forest like — seems to be the latest muse for our clothes and walls. 

Springing from cottagecore’s gingham picnics and cut-flower gardens, we’re seeing the offshoot trend of ‘Goblincore’  and we’re seeing it spill onto the colourway choices for our walls.

Could it be to do with how we’re looking at climate change? Moss & lichen‘s capacity to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere could partly explain its popularity, being particularly loved by outdoorsy ambler or woodland forager type.

But maybe also green paint is trending because of us generally trying to reconnect with nature. Moss is massive on TikTok (dubbed: #mosstok), and Stella McCartney’s foray into interiors at Milan Design Week with her fungi sofas can’t be a coincidence.

The Best Sustainable Green Paint Brands to Buy from

For picking your favourite shades of vert, we’re looking to Edward Bulmer and House of Hackney for sustainability credentials. House of Hackney is a B Corp brand plus the paint itself has low VOC levels (a must), which comes with a FSC wooden stirrer made from by-products that would otherwise go to waste. It’s also good to know that every paint tin sold too enables them to purchase and protect 35 square metres of forest in partnership with the World Land Trust too. So it’s a win, win.

Edward Bulmer paint equally has a good sustainability reputation. Low VOC levels. Edward Bulmer also explains how all the ingredients are nature based on their website.

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Main Image: Jadeite, House of Hackney, houseofhackney.com