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Choosing Wall Colors with a Garden Theme

Try choosing colors with a garden theme. This client wanted to blend her classic decor and furnishings with a garden inspired color plan. Her love of all things green also included building a home that is very eco-sensitive and energy efficient.

Choosing a theme before you start picking out color samples is one way to use a concept to simplify the color choosing process when you are determining wall colors for your home. This garden theme decorating color plan was a perfect fit for this client.

The green my client choose is enhanced with a purple/violet colored accent wall in the entry way. Twentieth century landscape painters often referred to green and violet together as “nature’s lovers”. On the color wheel, violet and green are called “near compliments” a term that describes how colors interact.

The color plan my client choose resulted in many compliments and the satisfaction of living with her favorite garden colors no matter what the season.

Benjamin Moore wall paint color plan:

Barberry 1244
Kennebunkport Green HC-123

  • Living room / Dining room / Music Room: all walls Kennebunkport Green HC-123 (eggshell)
  • Accent Wall in Entry way: Barberry 1244

*note: these particular colors are effective in this particular architectural environment. Test them before using them in your home.


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