August Color of the Month: Summer Seagrass (DEFD34)
08/02/2022 | Marni Mervis |
Why Summer Seagrass Is August’s Color of the Month
Our latest Color of the Month for August is Summer Seagrass (DEFD34), a distinctively calming, cool green paint color with hints of blue. This soft grassy green, with its inspiration from underwater seagrass meadows, can’t help but elicit the feel of the summer season and its omnipresent desire to take a dip in the ocean. A part of our new Front Door Limited Edition Color Collection, Summer Seagrass is one of 80 hand-selected colors that provides a fun way to instantly show your and your home’s personality to the world. Sitting on your front porch with Summer Seagrass front door, you’ll feel like you’re in your own seagrass meadow caught up in a calm wave of relaxation.
A Brief History of Green
Ancient Egyptians viewed the color green as a symbol of rebirth, painting the color on tomb walls. While the color green was relatively sparse in ancient Greek and Roman cultures, western symbology and color expert Michel Pastoureau notes that the color green was a respite for the eyes throughout antiquity. Individuals would focus on green objects in order to take a break from more strenuous eye activity and focus on the soothing properties of the color green.
During the Middle Ages green became associated with spring. It was at this time the color took on many of the associations that it holds today, like hope, nature and change. As a pigment, green was actually a highly toxic and deadly color. In the late 1700s chemist Wilhelm Scheele invented a green hue (coined Scheele’s Green) made with highly toxic arsenic. With its toxicity relatively unknown at the time, the color was used in all manners of art and design. As time passed deep, saturated greens emerged as a favorite during the Art Nouveau period of the late 19th century and continued to reign on into the Art Deco period of the roaring 1920s.
Getting Started With Summer Seagrass
August’s color of the month, Summer Seagrass, can help you get started designing a soothing space to showcase your personality. Pair this green with White Picket Fence (DET648) and Seagull Wail (DET637) to create a cool coastal vibe. For more inspiration with soothing green check out this past color of the month or this verdant shade of green. Want to try out Summer Seagrass green paint before you commit? Then with the click of a button you can download our InstaColor® iD app and simply upload a photo from your personal library or one from ours to give the space an instant, virtual paint job.
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