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No Fail Color Palettes -Graceful Greens

This week's color study focuses on green. Here are some helpful tips and tools as you work with this hue.

GREEN: the color of growth, green evokes feelings of renewal and hope. Restful and serene, it also provides a sense of peace. As a background for nature, green is an easy neutral complement to other colors. From deep forest green to refreshing sea foam, greens are versatile enough to go anywhere.

Making Green Work: Like its neutral friends black, brown and white, green as a neutral works with any color and adds a soothing layer to any space.

- green is a great neutral choice for walls to bring disparate furnishings and accessories into harmony within a room

- to bring the outdoors inside, green works in the transitional spaces such as sunrooms and porches

- to create an all-green palette, select a favorite hue from a graduated paint strip for your main color; then choose hues for various elements in the rooms such as fabrics, rugs, accessories, from the color colors on the paint strip

- to cool off a warm, sunny room; use a cool green with white to visually reduce the heat

- in rooms with open floor plans, green is a great color to freely mix within the same space in different tones.


Artfully Eclectic:
Celadon & Mink

Blast from the Past:
Jade & Cream


Tinted Mint (DE5540)


Ode to Green (DE5688)


Bannister Brown (DE6069)


Flaxseed (DEC736)


Soft Leather (DE5256)


Leafy (DE5628)


Posy Petal (DE5067)


Apple Valley (DE5088)


Divinely Stylish:
Lime & Salmon


Tropical Getaway:
Emerald & Black


Lime Sorbet (DE5550)


Wasabi (DE5578)


Cellar Door (DEA157)


Wedge of Lime (DE5549)


Geranium Red (DE5089)


Cherry Bomb (DEA105)


Birch White (DEW326)


Dark Engine (DE6350)


Harmonious Tones:
Seafoam & Sand Dollar


Old World Charm:
Sage & Yellow


Polished Aqua (DE5724)


Vineyard (DE5648)


Potted Plant (DE5626)


Gold Sand (DE5429)


Seaport (DE5744)


Dull Sage (DE5499)


Ivory Keys (DEW353)


Alaskan Skies (DE5876)

Tune in for the next color study...Orange!