Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Spring Trend Forecast: Mint Green

Shopping Guide: (clockwise from color chip)

1. Hemlock Ovo Table Lamp $100
2. ALEXANDER WANG Rocco cross-body bag $925
3. Mint Candy Apple nail polish by
4. Steve Madden Twynkle - Mint Green $100
5. No Limits Tank $64
6. Tableware Adams Singapore Bird $33 (£20)
7. Benjamin Moore "Palladian Blue"
decorating with green | hemlock green
A look at my living room with my 20 year old
sea foam green couch, always classic!
I absolutely love this shade of green... and I always have. I bought my first living room couch in the nineties in the then popular shade of sea foam green and although I have replaced everything around the sofa, the original upholstered couch remains. You can see my actual living room in this photo. I used to have my walls painted "Colony Green" which is a fairly close facsimile to the Hemlock Green that is in vogue now. I repainted my walls a few years ago to a more neutral shade of ivory just to balance my ever rotating collection of art that graces the walls. You see, I usually hang my favorite paintings over the sofa until they sell and then replace them and I don't always paint to complement green. ( by the way, you may also like my blog post : Decorating with Cockatoo that shows more decorating ideas with this minty green color and why Colony Green is great for your home)

Sunflower Friends, is a 12x12" mixed media collage 
on canvas with lots of mint green
So in addition to Colony Green, another great color you may want to try is Benjamin Moore's Palladian Blue. As interior designer Lisa Erdmann  says, "This is a soft blue with a bit of green and gray in it, which makes it very serene. To me, it's a neutral with personality, more interesting than beige. So many colors work beautifully with it--raspberry, caramel, mocha, chocolate, green. Give it a classic Robert Adam look with crisp white moldings." I am thinking of repainting my bedroom with this color... what do you think?

At any rate, we all could use a little calming green in our lives. You are going to see a lot of this color this spring from minty green weddings to shades of nail polish. What do you think, would you paint your fingernails green?

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