This lovely green colour, Long Meadow, our colour for February, gets me all excited and ready for spring.Long Meadow is actually a children’s room paint, by the US paint company Dutch Boy, that I came across when researching non-toxic paints for my children’s rooms. The refreshing, but warm undertones send my mind to enchanting, tranquil English gardens, gusty costal fronts with beach huts and mint choc chip ice cream.But Long Meadow green isn’t just for kid’s rooms, its complexity has a natural charm that suits a range of moods and personalities. It can work perfectly in the home when accompanied by the right accents. Adding pastel yellows and pinks give a retro look. Try adding black, which were the favored colours during the Art Deco period. Green walls can be a little overwhelming for some, but accented with neutral furniture provides a nice and relaxing harmony and using it to accessories a room can create a peaceful yet sophisticated atmosphere. And Long Meadow accessories are so easily incorporated into any spring wardrobe, as they go with so many colours and textures. Shoes, bags, belts and of course jewellery in green are great accent pieces. And for the colour junkies (like me) who love wearing green dresses, like the beautiful Diane von Furstenberg ‘Blaire’ dress in our mood-board, just tone down the rest of your outfit and combine it with simple jewellery and a statement bag. Generally, green represents living, nature and safety and is linked to our senses. It has a relaxing effect on people’s moods, creating balance, peace and harmony. So why not embrace this calming, tranquil colour and let a little bit of life into our lives. We will keep you posted with many Long Meadow ideas and inspiration throughout the month of February.