In an editorial meeting earlier this year, we were trying to define a certain shade of green (pale, grayish-green) emerging in new interiors. Someone suggested “mignonette green,” a shade named after the fragrant European plant
Reseda odorata and marketed by Volkswagen for its 1958 beetle. Here’s a look at the color we’re calling the Remodelista Color of the Year. Above: Pale green painted cabinetry in a Sydney kitchen designed by Arent & Pyke from Kitchen of the Week: A Before/After Remodel in Sydney, Australia. Above: Custom-colored cabinets in a Hackney apartment renovation by Abel Sloane and Ruby Woodhouse of design firm 1934. Above: Nobis Hotel Copenhagen is covered in green, as seen here painted in the bedroom. See more at Nobis Hotel Copenhagen: 11 Ideas to Steal for a Minimalist-Maximalist Interior. Above: Green walls at Casa Fayette in Guadalajara, Mexico, by Dimore Studio from Next Wave Modernism: Casa Fayette in Mexico. Above: A bedroom in the Rawene Residence with interiors by Katie Lockhart. The walls are painted with quarter-strength Holdaway from Lockhart’s Everyday Needs Drikolor paint line. For more see A Soulful, Monastic House in New Zealand, Japanese-Shaker Style Included. Above: In (2013), author (and former features editor of Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour The World of Interiors) Ros Byam Shaw, profiles journalist John Nicolson’s London house, which is painted in the company’s color Green Smoke. See more at Required Reading: Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour.