11 Best Green Chairs Put Us in the St. Patrick's Day Spirit


What celebrates Spring and the coming of St. Patrick's Day more than adding a touch of green to your home decor? Adding a chair with a green cushion, upholstery, or even a green throw will provide a quick touch of this refreshing, relaxing, rich color in any room. Pictured at top is Patricia Urquiola's fantastic Re-Trouve chair. Diana Vreeland urged homeowners to go mad and decorate a single room entirely in green, adding every possible shade of green in furnishings and accessories. You can't go wrong!

Enjoy our other 10 favorite green chairs, and happy St. Patrick's Day and Spring to you.

Margaret Elman has a whimsy we can't get enough of. She's created this Green Chair, combining a classical chair style with a grassy "turf" upholstered twist. Check out Margaret's Chair Couture website for more information.


This BB02 Chair is a contemporary charmer in green. It's perfect for any child's room, don't you think? Available from Clever Tomato, a great resource for contemporary children's furnishings.


Design icons Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen teamed up for Vitra on their Organic Shell Chair. Done up in green, it's a stunner. Look how it adds a crisp color note to this room!


The Panton Chair has been a classic forever, and Verner Panton's plastic fantastic curves have made it a favorite chair source for both indoor and outdoor dining. We'd use it as a single side chair by a home office desk or line up a few along a hallway wall (they're so sculptural) and bring them down to the dining room or kitchen when you need extra seating. They stack up beautifully, too, when not being put to use.


Green means GREEN with this eco-consciously-made chair from New Zealand's Conscious Design group. The Tio Chair is a triple threat: lovely to look at, comfortable, and build with materials that are easy on the environment. You can't go wrong with this chair choice!


We love the stunning looks of this ergonomically wonderful Mirra Chair from Herman Miller. The space-age design is incredible, and we hear it costs much less than the expensive Aeron chair (the Mirra looks much nicer, too).


This comfy molded Truffle Chair adds not only the green burst of color we're looking for, but it also adds a sense of humor, too. Whimsy in any room is a key to great interior design. Too serious and fussy will kill the look and comfort of any design scheme. Jean Marie Massaud's design creation is sublime and contemporary. And, surprise! The chair is light and it swivels, too.


Kartell produces Philippe Starck's iconic Mademoiselle Armchair, which soulfully combines acrylic legs on an upholstered body. This green upholstery is pretty natty, don't you think? We also love the wild floral prints that Starck and Kartell offer for this groovy seating.



The Saarinen Tulip swivel chair is an icon of chair designs, and it's easy to see why. The crisp white styling and aerodynamic body of this chair will never date, and it's easy to add a burst of color with the upholstered, comfortable cushion. Another chair triumph from Eero Saarinen.


Marc Newson's chair designs command attention from furniture collectors around the world, and his chairs command good prices at auction. We love his Komed Chair, all done up in green and the way the tubular base relates to the body of the chair is sensuous and gravity-defying sensational!

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