Plants can also be thought of as a neutral. I remember back to my color theory class where our instructor pointed out that green was a neutral. I had never really thought about green in terms of a neutral. I think most of us automatically think black or white, but green is a neutral too. Think about green in terms of nature...green can basically pair well with any color.
Below are a few of my favorite plant choices that I've added to our own home and one that I borrowed from my full-time workplace:
The air plant is a snazzy little thing. As you can see it can stand alone without having to be submerged in soil and just requires a spritz of water weekly or so. I credit Jenn and Sherry for turning me on to the air plant (how do you like your air plants ladies?). I got mine for $9.99 at a local nursery. Some may think that sounds like a lot for this, but this thing is going to last and you can move it anywhere you like. I've already moved it from standing alone to sitting in a glass container in our bedroom. The possibilities are endless.
The orchid is beautiful isn't it? There are orchids placed throughout the office at my full-time job. They are meticulously cared for as evidenced by this photo. An orchid like this one shown will cost you a pretty penny - think triple digits - but the impact is grand. This particular orchid is one of a pair that sit on a credenza in our main reception area. It's simply beautiful.
The other plant is a Fittonia which I picked up recently when I got the air plant. The Fittonia has white veining which make it really interesting. Right now it is a small plant that has some depth to it. Hopefully as it grows it will start to cascade. It requires medium light and moderate watering. It fits perfectly in a piece of milk glass my Mom had given me.
I have a few more plants that I'll post about soon.
How have you added plant life into your home?