One of the first plants on earth, moss is one of nature’s most versatile hues. From soft pastel to neon shades, moss green is a reassuring, relaxing colour that keeps us tied to the natural world. A true heritage colour, verdant moss hues work wonderfully in period properties but can also bring a raw, earthy feel to contemporary spaces.

For old-world drama pair rich forest green with natural timber or oak, while pale shades of moss green look luminous when matched with darker accessories, such as soft furnishings in shades of ivy or olive. For vivacious contrast, try accenting a green colour scheme with touches of soft apricot and pumpkin or juicy raspberry.

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