British racing green is one of the most distinctive green tones and is instantly recognisable on both cars and interior spaces. This deep and rich tone is classic and sophisticated and is sure to create a statement in any room of the home. The period style colour base works particularly well in country or regal style interiors but can also be incorporated into modern homes for a colourful yet refined finish.

Colour Palettes
British racing green looks particularly great alongside botanical and forest tones such as sage, lime green, olive and lemon to give a tonal interior that is both rich and fresh in its appearance. For a more feminine feel then place alongside dusky pastel tones for a quintessential British garden feel that is perfect for the spring and summer months. If you prefer a more contemporary retro feel then place racing green alongside mustard, cream and chartreuse for a masculine look that is striking yet refined. This colour choice also works well with cosy red, beige and black for a country style, highland inspired theme.

For a simple yet eye-catching look then place plain racing green cushions alongside striped cream and green designs that give a perfect blend of modern and traditional style. Tartan and hounds tooth patterns also work incredibly well with this colour selection and create a manor house ambiance with a hint of gentlemanly sophistication. If feminine designs are more your style then opt for floral prints with racing green, sage green and pastel tones in classic rose, hydrangea or tulip designs. For a more modern look then stick to simple white and racing green geometric pattern such as squares or chevrons to create maximum visual impact.

Coloured upholstery has become a huge trend for 2016 as people have finally come away from neutral creams and soft whites in favour of more bold or rich coloured fabrics that create zoned areas of focalisation in any room. Plaid fabrics in racing green, cream, and brown will look amazing on a single armchair, oak dining chair set or a reading chair and will create a cosy and inviting space in which to relax. For a more glamorous take on this colour choice then why not choose a gold framed dressing table chair that can be upholstered in a racing green velvet upholstery for an opulent design that can be partnered with a gold painted dressing table for added luxury.


White accessories will create a contrasting finish against a racing green backdrop and will provide a focal point within your interior space. Opt for white ceramic vases and ornaments or painted photo frames and mirrors for a light and bright finish. For a more rich, stately look then opt for black accessories that will create a masculine ambiance that works extremely well in living room and dining room areas.  A modern retro finish can be achieved in your room by hanging a British racing green metal light fitting in the centre of the room, or displayed in a group formation in a hallway or above a dining table for a concentrated area of colour.

This classic colour choice can be partnered with a wide variety of furniture designs depending on your tastes and style. For a dark and rich finish then opt for black painted furniture items that give a masculine design that matches the motoring roots of the paint choice. For a more light and cosy look then opt for white or cream painted furniture or classic textural oak that will create a country cottage feel in any room of the home. If you wish to create a luxurious and glamorous space then select some French carved, gold leaf furniture that will create a shimmering focal point in your chosen room.

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