Why Natural Wood Is the Perfect Contrast to the Green Trend

Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story.

Green is everywhere this season, and as Christina Higham demonstrates, it's a great hue to use if you want to infuse a ton of personality into your home. In this kitchen, olive banquettes make a decidedly cool, space-saving splash while they set the stage for this retro-inspired aesthetic. Three circular mirrors at varying heights complement the seating's mid-century undertones, while a geometric chandelier plays off the black tubing on the surrounding Cesca chairs. If you're planning on using a verdant shade in your home, then you should take a cue from this look and work in natural accents that keep everything light. The Cesca's airy beech wood details are a calm foil to the lush velvet, and integrates more texture into an otherwise minimalistic room.

Use Cesca chairs in your own breakfast nook for a throwback design that will never go out of style.

Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane Side Chair ($243)

Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

View Work