5/24/12

FINDING PERFECT COLOR

SOMETIMES THE PERFECT COLOR ISN'T FOUND IN A PAINT STORE

sometimes its the perfect neutral palette found in the downy feathers of a tiny chickadee
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or the soft green of vintage glass

sometimes beautiful combinations can be found in the most unexpected places 

or in a fleeting moment at twilight


but whatever your color inspiration...
you can find paint to match - I guarantee

I'm still catching up on answering reader's questions, so without further ado....

 FROM JOANNE
Can you please tell me the colors that are used in the first kitchen picture!! (http://yournestdesign.blogspot.com/2010/08/exploring-color-aganthus-green-benjamin.html)
Thanks very much!!
Joannewin


Joanne,

Unfortunately, the photo you mentioned (above) didn't have any information on wall color.  Below are a few Benjamin Moore paint samples that are in this color family. 

I would try Mellowed Ivory or Timothy Straw in this palette


Bronzed Beige or Hampton Green in this palette


Sherwin Williams 'Whole Wheat' could be a close match


Sherwin Williams Convivial Yellow or Lucent Yellow

Best way to see if its the color for you is to paint swatches from tester pots in the actual room.  It's always so hard to match color on a computer - everyone's computer is different - and photos aren't much better, but a couple of coats of paint on  a poster board makes it possible to move it around the room in different light at different times of day - that way you can see if its the right color for you.  Good luck! 


FROM CARMEN
My husband and I saw a picture from your blog on Pinterest of a gorgeous white fireplace in a yellow room, with three pictures of yellow flowers over it.
We decided to do a "poor man's" version of this fireplace in our house. Instead of a granite slab, we used ceramic tiles on the hearth. The fronts of the columns open up for storage (my husband's idea). It turned out very well and covered up a lot of ugly brick. The attached pictures show a before and two afters. Thank you so much for the inspiration!  Carmen
Carmen,
Your husband is truly talented.  So happy you were inspired and that you allowed me to show your new fabulous fireplace!


Beautiful~

FROM ANONYMOUS
Can u please tell me what colour of drawing room sofa set will match with curry ivory tiles?
Anonymous


Dear Anonymous,
So, I did a little google search and came up with this photo of 'curry ivory' tile.  I hope this is the color you were referring to as it isn't a term I'm familiar with here in the States.  If it is close to this color, you are in luck - this is a nice neutral with a warm undertone.  Charcoal Gray, Black, Chocolate Brown and Ivory all look lovely with this color.  It's possible that an Olive Green may go nicely as well, but I'd have to see them together.   You can't go wrong with the neutrals, though.  Add color, if you want it, through accessories and fabrics.   And.... Good Luck!


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