How To Use Marrs Green In Your Home

Earlier this year Marrs Green was voted the World’s Favourite Colour from a survey by Hull – UK City of Culture 2017 – and paper merchant GF Smith. 30,000 people around the world voted and the most popular shade was closest to the one chosen by Annie Marrs and so it was named after her!

Annie said the colour was inspired by the blue, green and greys from the River Tay in Scotland.

This vibrant shade of teal is a continuation of the Jungle trend which was big in 2017. The colour can be seen in everything from kitchens to cushions and matches nicely with metallics, especially coppers and golds, and leafy prints which remain popular.


The first way of incorporating Marrs green into your interior, is through furniture.

A great example is the Calvin Armchair in Dark Teal Velvet and Linen by Atkin and Thyme, which you can see below. This mid-century style design is the ultimate occasional chair, perfect for a cosy reading corner in the living area or bedroom. The vibrant dark teal velvet offers both comfort and style, with a matching button back and contrasting natural linen base.

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(Image Credit: Atkin and Thyme)

If you’re looking for more furniture ideas, check out my board below:

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  1. Cult Furniture – Moda Velvet Upholstered Dining Chair, Dark Teal
  2. Orchid Furniture – Hampton Large Sideboard
  3. – Jasper Accent Chair teal
  4. – Julianne Ottoman Petrol Cotton Velvet PR04

  5. Darlings of Chelsea – Studio Lounger Sofa

  6. Atkin and Thyme – Coco Headboard in Teal Velvet

2. Tiles and Wallcoverings

Another easy option of working Teal into your home is through wall treatments. Why not have a bold teal feature wall in a living room, or a pretty patterned wallpaper in your bedroom? One other idea is to use teal toned tiles in your bathroom to add colour and interest.

You can see a fantastic example of using teal bathroom tiles below. Turquoise in colour, these stunning brick-shaped Jourdain Green Crackle Metro Tiles from will bring your kitchen and bathroom walls to life. They have a unique and distinctive crackled effect encrusted across the surface of the tiles. They are sure to introduce some real character into your home.

Antique Crackle Metro Tiles
( Image Credit: Walls and Floors Ltd.)

For more wall inspiration and ideas, check out my board below:

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  1. Arthouse – Pindorama Teal Wallpaper

  2. BSO – V&A Souk Wall Tile Teal
  3. Murals Wallpaper – Teal River Watercolour Wall Mural
  4. Walls and Floors Ltd – Parsons Green Metro Tiles
  5. Thibaut – Texture Resource 5 Chameleon wallpaper
  6. Lime Lace – Graduate Collection Stag Wallpaper
  7. Tiles Direct – Noga Cement Roni SH6502-1 Patterned Tile
  8. Coordonne Anima – Chumbera wallpaper

3. Accessories

Accessories are by far the most cost effective way of incorporating Marrs Green into your interior. They are also a great way of testing whether you are ready to make a bolder statement, by using Marrs Green on your walls and within yourfurniture.

A really cute example is the bird vase below.This ceramic jar with a bird topped lid is great for a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom for storing small things. They are just as pretty stood alone as an eye catching piece of interior decoration.

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(Image Credit: The Contemporary Home)

For other options, look at my board below:

Marrs Green accessories

  1. Sweetpea and Willow – Black Edition Lixier Jacquard Cushion, Teal
  2. Art Finder – Toucans, 2012, Original Limited Edition Screenprint
  3. – Parrot Table Lamp Teal PR05
  4. Black by Design – Normann Copenhagen Bold Wall Clock
  5. Bobby Rabbit – Medium Storage Basket
  6. Printer + Tailor – Vivaraise Maia Waffle Throw Peacock
  7. Ragged Rose – Arabella Velvet Pom Pom Cushion
  8. Ian Snow ltd – Ecomix Doorknob in Indian Teal
  9. Cult Furniture – Triangle Print Framed Poster

What are your thoughts on Marrs green? Personally, I absolutely love it! I’ve always been a fan of teal as I think it’s very versatile and suits a lot of different design styles.

Would you include this colour in your home? Let me know in the comments ↓

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Eve x

4 thoughts on “How To Use Marrs Green In Your Home

  1. This is really cool! I like the tiles in the bathroom and the accessories like the cushions and storage basket. This is a great post with fantastic inspiration for the home, thanks for sharing! 💖 xx

    Bexa |

  2. This is such a bold color, but I LOVE it! I love the tiled walls and the accent furniture. I think people forget how easy it is to add little pops of color as well without going overboard. Great post!

  3. I love color and this is a great shade to use in the house. Those tiles in the bathroom are awesome. I can imagine it’s difficult to combine with other colors, but if you keep it simple it should look great!

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