Designer Claire Paquin incorporated an unusually slatted wood accent wall as a focal point for this modern-styled master bedroom. She continued this serene atmosphere by keeping the elements of this room neutral, such as the white viscose rug, simple bedding and matching white lacquer nightstands. Pulling from the purple and chartreuse modern artwork on the wall, the designer added similarly hued pillows as colorful accents in the room.
Lemony Lace elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) unfurls chartreuse leaves with a lacy look. Red berries form when another elderberry is present for pollination. The red berries are poisonous to people, but make a great addition to a wildlife garden. The bush resembles a Japanese maple in the landscape. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
The living room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features interior details which allow accents of the verdant courtyard gardens to carry throughout the house. Here the chartreuse of a floral painting complements the sun-lighted flowering branches framed by a window, while below, a fireplace is lined with firewood, its texture reflected in plush wicker lounge chairs decorated with soft teal pillows that match the greenery peeking inward through a glass door.
White paneling surrounds this room with a crisp, clean backdrop for pops of color in the furnishings. Symmetry is key in this space with streamlined furniture arranged around the focal mantel and wall-mounted television. Accent colors, chartreuse and soft lavender, are used for sophisticated pops of color in small benches, flowers and accent pillows. A whitewashed sculptural console is placed behind the sofa to smoothly transition from the foyer.
New growth steals the spotlight with ‘Moonlight’ philodendron. Fresh leaves unfurl in shades of glowing chartreuse, fading to deep green as they mature. Bright light coaxes the strongest color on leaves. This is a clumping or upright philodendron. It’s a perfect choice for filling a pretty cachepot near an east or west window. Count on ‘Moonlight’ to help scrub indoor pollutants from air—it’s an oxygen purifying houseplant.
Incorporating a lot of color in the kids’ room, from shiny chartreuse to brilliant bursts of orange, turns this chic, contemporary bedroom into a fun and youthful sanctuary. Carrying the green to a stylish built-in bookshelf is in playful contrast to reflective black floating and staggered shelving. Reading, relaxing and studying can be accomplished at either the built in desks or on the sofa with the use of the portable table. Skateboard decks can be installed as contemporary art.
Variegated leaves featuring green with chartreuse splashes make ‘Brasil’ philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum ‘Brasil’) a colorful choice. This beauty is a patented variety that vines. Let it cascade from a pot or hanging basket, or train it up a moss totem. Classic heart-shape leaves blend with any décor. Give ‘Brasil’ a spot near a bright window for best leaf coloration. Water this philodendron when soil is dry to the touch.
Goof-proof and tough as nails, philodendrons unfurl an assortment of leaf colors, shapes and sizes. This group of plants makes an undemanding, true low-maintenance addition to any room. Ideally, give them a spot in medium to bright light, but most also grow in low light conditions. This collection includes (clockwise from bottom left) ‘Graziaele’ with heart shape leaves, large ‘Red Congo,’ Philodendron selloum, ruffle-edged ‘Xanadu,’ classic Philodendron cordatum and chartreuse variegated ‘Brasil.’
As seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, designer Laurie March transformed TV personality Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Basketts' living room into a glittering, disco-inspired Holiday wonderland featuring a twelve-foot tall, white Christmas tree with deep blue and chartreuse ornaments, a custom mantle art piece, disco balls and copper-colored balloons on the ceiling. The tall, dramatic tree helps fill the large, empty space in Kendra's high ceiling living room.
After Christmas, those once festively adorned spaces on tables and in bookshelves may feel empty. Warm up the winter months with hints of natural greenery, especially in shades and textures that differ from traditional holiday hues. “Greens are a soft accent for the house,” says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina. Here, she used reindeer moss that is preserved to give it that chartreuse color, but you can also forage items, such as magnolia leaves, from your own yard.
Edge planting beds with beautiful lady’s mantle. This is a go-to perennial for cottage or old-fashioned gardens. Leaves have a heavily felted texture that causes water to bead on the surface, even morning dew. Chartreuse flowers appear from late spring to early summer. They make the perfect filler for fresh garden bouquets and also dry well to use in dried flower arrangements. Deer- and rabbit-resistant plants grow 15 to 18 inches tall by 18 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7. Good vase companions for lady’s mantle: peony, bearded iris, Oriental lily and clustered bellflower.
Grown world-wide as a food or forage crop, millet bears a slight resemblance to corn in terms of leaves. Seedheads are more like bottle brushes or cattails covered in small, round seeds, which birds find irresistible. Ornamental millet (Pennisetum glaucum) keeps these characteristics, but offers striking leaf color. ‘Purple Majesty’ grows 4 to 5 feet tall and up to 3 feet wide with deep, dark purple leaves. ‘Baron’ grows up to 3 feet tall and wide with thinner leaves that are slightly darker than ‘Purple Majesty.’ ‘Jester’ also grows to 3 feet tall and wide with leaves in a mix of hues: burgundy, green and chartreuse. Use ornamental millet in planting beds or containers. This is a warm-season grass that’s grown as an annual in all zones.