Tag: green

Beautiful Greens

August 10, 2010

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” –Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1600-1681.


I love the color green as a neutral.  How can it not be the perfect neutral when in nature it works perfect with so many different colors?

Hydrangea paniculata Little Lamb

I have used two different greens in the past month for two different projects. I love both of these greens, so it’s difficult to pick a favorite. One of my goals of my blog is to introduce you to new colors that I have personally used and feel confident suggesting to you to try in your home.  This month it was greens, last month I was crazy about blue. Next month could be orange.  Does that make me a color whore? 😉

First, Ben Moore Winding Vines, # 532.


Of course, the color looks nothing like this computer sample.  Actually, when I first looked at it in the color fan, I thought it was so dark.  But when I put on the walls- excellent!  This is another good example of how important it is to buy that sample jar to try out in your home, with your own lighting, instead of just judging (and guessing) at your paint selection by that tiny little color card.

before green-1

100_3069 greens-1      Love this color with orange! (excuse the glare in photo).  

I suggested the color to a client- she loved it!  Here is a picture from herdining room in the Winding Vines.



See how well it works with so many colors?  It really looks great with the black.

Another green I fell in love with is Ben Moore Hillside Green # 495. My client wanted a sage green for her walls to match fabric that we were using to slip cover her sofa.

imagesHillside Green 495

Again- a very bad representation of actual color.  I always make sure my clients take a paint sample home to try in their home with their lighting.  The store did not have a small sample, $4.99, of the Hillside Green so I bought a pint size sample for $6.99. I painted a large poster board to use as a sample. I can not stress it enough- to save yourself a lot of trouble and disappointment, sample the paint on a large surface at home. You will also save yourself money by not purchasing an entire gallon of color that you end up hating.

I really love the softness of the color.  I will take pictures and post for you after the room is painted.

Do you have any great green paint colors you have used and want to share?

If you need help choosing paint colors to make your home happy and comfortable, write Kelly or call 401.765.7999.