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Classic Paint Colors ©Cristina Acosta

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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Hire Cristina as your color expert for: Residential, commercial and institutional architectural projects. On site and remote projects welcome. Traveling is an additional option.

Loft home colors red green gold © Cristina Acosta

Rich Wall Colors for a Great Room Loft

Three deep, saturated colors combine in one two-story open loft space. The architecture is inspired by a mid-century modern aesthetic with a Pacific Northwest inspired color palette. The client wanted a color plan that brightened the gray winter days giving their vacation condo a ski lodge feeling.

The two story loft area consisted of the dining area downstairs and an office upstairs. The entire loft area is open to the living room and kitchen and is part of a great-room. The architectural space was complex and mulit-use, which made it a fascinating project. I love architectural projects that are complex juxtapositions of space and structure. Designing a interior color plan is like creating a lovely rubix cube of color you can walk through.

Benjamin Moore Master Color Palette:

  • “Green” Dry Sage 2142-40 (eggshell)
  • “Gold” Roasted Sesame Seed 2060-40 (eggshell)
  • “Red” Rhubarb 2007-30 (eggshell)

Kitchen – Walls and ceiling including outside wrap and structure on dining side – Roasted Sesame Seed 2060-40

Dining – Walls all the way up stairway wall and North wall to the top  of second story loft– Rhubarb 2007-30. Ceiling in lower dining area — Roasted Sesame Seed 2060-40

Ceiling of Great Room (living, dining, entry) All Dry Sage 2142-40

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

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Hire Cristina as your color expert for: Residential, commercial and institutional architectural projects. On site and remote projects welcome. Traveling is an additional option.

Classic taupe and brown neutral wall colors © Cristina Acosta

Warm Gray Taupe Neutral Paint Colors are Calming and Serene

Three mushroom taupe neutral paint colors link the open plan master bedroom suite. Neutral colors can be “neutral” in several different tonal directions. This client’s master en suite bath is a selection of three mushroom taupe neutrals that coordinate beautifully as they merge within the architectural space of the room.

I specified Benjamin Moore Paint colors for this project. Areas of the master bath were open to the bedroom, so the color palette was used throughout the suite. The house is a large adobe style ranch house with contemporary and traditional accents. The color palette we developed for the entire home flowed beautifully in each wing of the home, changing moods with the rooms. It was a lovely project.

View From Master Bedroom into Bath with Rock Pillar and Wood Horse Sculpture:*

Ceiling of bedroom and Bathroom: Benjamin Moore, Whitall Brown HC-69, eggshell sheen.
Walls of Bedroom: Benjamin Moore, Jamesboro Gold HC-88, eggshell sheen.
Bathroom Walls: Benjamin Moore, Bear Creek 1470, eggshell sheen

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

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Hire Cristina as your color expert for: Residential, commercial and institutional architectural projects. On site and remote projects welcome. Traveling is an additional option.