In the much-anticipated Year of the Green Wooden Dragon, the traditional calendar from the country of the Red Dragon invites us to immerse ourselves in the lush and vibrant energy of green – the designated auspicious colour for 2024. Representation of peace, balance, and maturity, this shade aligns perfectly with the wooden nature of this Dragon year. Whether it’s the deep emerald tones or lighter green shades, reminiscent of flourishing foliage, incorporating this colour into your home can usher in positive vibes and prosperity.
This vibrant green can be combined with navy, gold, black, burnt orange, purple, burgundy, champagne and shades of pink! From tablescapes to wedding receptions, emerald green is selected with such wonderful purpose and meaning.
The Skogshyddan design truly emphasises the vibrancy of green and cobalt blue. The blue leaves which has been painted separately and layered onto the hand painted green background, almost dance on the glossy surface. Playful yet elegant.
Skogshyddan is named after our Swedish summerhouse which is surrounded by tall pine tree forests and dark blue sky. Shifting shades of greens and blues occur throughout the seasons. Skogshyddan translates to ‘the forest hut’.
I recently visited Victoria Baths in Manchester and this building certainly presents emerald green in its finest form. When it opened in 1906, Victoria Baths was described as “the most splendid municipal bathing institution in the country” and “a water palace of which every citizen of Manchester can be proud.” The building provided spacious and extensive facilities for swimming, bathing and leisure. It was built of the highest quality materials with many period decorative features: stained glass, tiles, and mosaic floors.