Would you believe me if I told you my interest in green came a few months before Pantone declared emerald as the color of the year? It started with the remnant roll of smokey green fabric I found. Then I peeled off the book cover of California Country Style and was even more smitten. A bit lighter than the fabric, it's very similar to the green in these Jasperware glasses I love. So combined with a growing fatigue with the last five years of dark brown walls in my library/dining room, I'm planning a change.
So up went some sample patches of Farrow & Ball Calke Green and I think I'm about to take the plunge. From BM North Creek Brown to a strong green - keeping all the trim and built-in bookcases in the room white.