Spring has finally sprung, and I am celebrating with a new palette today! Green has always been one of my favorite colors, full of life and hope and sunshine.
After putting this palette together, I realized it’s almost exactly the color theme I chose when designing my blog. (Guess I really do like green!)
Greens can be a little difficult to work with, when designing a palette for a room. I doubt you’d want to do your whole bedroom in the third color, for instance. But they can make great accent pieces, and you can pair green with almost any other color successfully. In fact, some designers call green a “neutral” because it can go with so many other colors.
Hues towards the bluer end of the “green” family tend to be calming and beachy, while the yellow end of the spectrum infuses a space with energy. When grayed down, greens become sophisticated and grounded.
In this palette, I imagine that you’d paint the walls of the room in the first color, and reserve the other three colors for all the decor: curtains, pillows, furniture, etc. But if you’re the adventurous type, try drenching your walls in several high-gloss coats of the fourth color, and using the first three, plus white, as your accents.
As always, I recommend Valspar, and these colors are as follows, left to right:
- Sonic Lime
- Can’t Miss Lime
- French Olive
If you’re having trouble pulling together a color palette for your room, or your whole house, I’d love to help! Also, if you have a photo that you think would be fun to use as a base for a palette, please let me know and I’d be honored to feature it.
Do you love green, or hate it? I love to hear what you think.