Happy Friday! It is the end of the week and it’s time to begin the all-green party in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. We have an extremely sweet Irish colleague in our office who has diligently worn a green-colored dress every single day this past week in anticipation of St. Patty’s. How cute is that! She even went shopping to pick a green dress to wear on the day of St. Patty’s. Like her, several Irish and Irish-at-heart look forward to this festival every year to celebrate the Irish culture with parades, dancing, special feasts and of course a whole lot of green beer. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has now grown to become an international festival where people come out and celebrate their Irish heritage. This month is also about celebrating incredible India at Paint + Pattern, so in honor of St. Patrick’s Day we decided to pick our top green Indian interiors from our Inspired by Indian Design board on Pinterest to share with you today.
However, have you ever wondered why green is so significant on this day? In a wide range of Irish legends, green means fertility, magic, and even immortality. Wearing green might help your crops grow, and at this time of year, the coming growth and harvest season is a major concern in agrarian cultures around the world. It is also one of three colors in Ireland’s flag. But most often, the vibrant shade of kelly green is associated with Ireland’s beautiful landscape. Its lush rolling green hills have been the inspiration for many Irish folk songs written by homesick immigrants.
What do you think of the green-on-green pattern in the above image? If you find it as stunning and royal as we do, take a look at Royal Design Studio’s Encantada Damask Stencil.
Whether you are an Indian or an Irish or none of the above, we hope you enjoyed the inspiring interior design ideas shared here. Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!