New on the interiors scene is viper green, a bold, punchy cross between lime green and acid green. Like many interior design trends it has its roots in the fashion world, and while we think it might be a difficult colour to wear it’s a great colour for home accessories – if you like bold!
With natural overtones of green shoots and fresh colours, this vibrant green is a good choice for adding pops of colour to a neutral background. As with all trends, it’s probably not a good idea to overdo it as it’s a strong colour. A glass vase in this eye-catching green would look stunning filled with rustic bare branches or autumn berries, and the colour would also work well on cushion trimmings or mixed with other shades. Here are our top picks for ways to use the trend in your home interiors.
Xavier Pauchard Tolix chair in viper green, Pash Classics
You’ve probably seen these iconic ‘bistro’ chairs before, but did you know that the design dates back to 1934? It was invented by Xavier Pouchard, who patented the process of galvanising metal to protect it, calling his company ‘Tolix’. These chairs were designed to used outside, hence the drainage holes. When bistro owners complained the chairs were inefficient to stack, Pauchard tweaked the design to make the frame slimmer. This modern reproduction Tolix chair by Pash Classics is faithful to the original, and is made with a robust steel frame with full framed backrest which adds extra support. It’s available in several lacquered finishes including this bright green. Mix colours in your set to give an eclectic effect. £79 each, available from Pash Classics.
Cancun indoor/outdoor rug in viper green, Fab Hab
A rug is a brilliant way of dipping your toe into a design trend without too much outlay, and this stylish outdoor rug is a great choice. It’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, so if you get tired of it indoors you can keep it for outdoor use next year! As an added bonus, these rugs are woven using premium quality recycled plastic straws. Available in two sizes, they’re light and easy to maintain. Prices start at £59.95, available from Cuckooland.
Recycled chunky green glass jug, Spicer & Wood
Made from recycled glass, this unusual green tinted jug has bubble details and a ribbed finish. At 30cm tall it would make an impact as a flower vase, or use it as a water jug on the dining table. £28, available from Spicer & Wood. Matching glasses are also available at £10 each.
Yootha art print, 70s House Manchester
This eye catching A3 (£25) print in viper green evokes the spirit of the seventies, featuring iconic supergraphic style swirls in graduating colours. It’sproduced on a luxury 350gm matt card with a border and is also available in a smaller A4 size for £15. Visit the 70s House Manchester website to find out more.
Catana retro round table in emerald, Out & Out
This small (90cm diameter) table is perfect for an occasional table in your living room, hallway or conservatory. Available in several bright colours including this emerald green, the legs are in natural wood for contrast. This is a fun, modern piece that would work well in a contemporary setting. £99, available from Out & Out.
Tessa plain tablecloth in lime, Ragged Rose
This vibrant coloured tablecloth in viper green will add some zing to your dining table and has some nice detailing in the picot embroidered hem. It measures a generous 140cm by 230cm and is made of 100% cotton. Was £30 now £25, available from Ragged Rose.