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July Color of the Month: Sweet Garden (DE5696)

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Color and design can serve as sources of beauty and inspiration. Bold, fun colors open the doors to playful escapism and imagination and July’s Color of the Month is no exception.

The summer months are usually high time to travel people tour National Parks, spend days at the beach, or jet off to far flung destinations. With COVID-19 remaining everpresent many have put plans on hold, opting instead to rejuvenate their living spaces and bring a newfound attention and intention to both the spaces and ways in which we live.


July’s Color of the Month alone might be enough to whisk you away on a mental vacation of sorts. When it comes to Sweet Garden (DE5696) a core color of Perfect Palette® think Bahamian shores and azure water lapping atop white sand beaches.


Why It’s July’s Color of the Month
It’s very common to seek the soothing environs of nature in times of distress and uncertainty, and this is no different in design and color theory. Blues and greens are on trend this year, as confirmed here at Dunn-Edwards, as well as those at Elle Decor and HGTV. Blue is associated with feelings of serenity, security and tranquility while green echoes calm, vitality and optimism. With its bright aqua-teal notes, Sweet Garden evokes all of these wonderful qualities.


Designing with Sweet Garden
Sweet Garden is no shrinking violet, so it pairs well with softer, icy or creamy hues to balance its boldness.

  • Style the exterior of your home using pale green Endive (DE5618) or balanced gray Silver Setting (DE6359) and use Sweet Garden on the front door for a robust punch of color. Get even more summer front door inspiration here.
  • Transform a piece of furniture like a nightstand, desk or potting bench with Sweet Garden. Paint a dining room hutch and walls with Sweet Garden, pair it with an accent wall in a peachy Victorian floral wallpaper to cultivate a luxurious tropical feel.
  • To go for a look that blends sophistication with tropical paradise vibes pair Sweet Garden with Soft Coral (DE5155).
  • Let Sweet Garden be your entry point into Grandmillennial style, one that is inspired by rich colors, and layers of patterns, textures and shapes reminiscent of the Regency and Victorian time periods. Pair either Mother Nature (DE5625) or Potted Plant (DE5626) with Sweet Garden for a match made in Grandmillennial heaven.

July’s Color of the Month leaves us feeling light and gleeful and ready to leap into our next adventure, similar to the way the saturated, bright colors breathe playfulness and life into this Saigon Kindergarten school. For a look at more summer colors to bring a smile to your face, try these three palettes. Want to give your new hue a test run? Test it out on your walls virtually with our InstaColor® app.