now picture these beautiful photos with only one color and tone of green
Pretty boring, huh?
Sometimes I get trapped in the 'matchy matchy' world.... Not by choice, but by client. Clients can sometimes get a little obsessed with finding the EXACT matching color for everything. If the sofa is blue, the drapes need to match, the rug needs to match, the chair needs to match. If the end table is dark wood, all the rest of the wood in the room needs to match...... and so forth.
Look very closely next time you see a designers room in a magazine. Try to find one thing that is perfectly matched. Sometimes our beauty is in our imperfections. Sometimes its more interesting if colors are not exact, but look lovely together....
Hi. I am so glad to have found your website--what great information and insight.
I was hoping I could get a quick answer to give me some quick reassurance on a paint color I am considering. I recently purchased a couch in the color slate. It looks like a very dark, dark, charcoal, but next to some colors, I do see a blue undertone, next to other colors, I don't see it. I was thinking of painting in BM Silver Marlin, which comes off blue, but really is a light gray green on the color chips. Do you think this is a good choice?
Thank you so much for finding the blog! Happy it is helpful!
Regarding the Benjamin Moore Silver Marlin. It can come off as a blue or a slightly green gray - the best way to know how it will show in your home and with your furniture, is to try a sample. I don't think it needs to match your sofa perfectly - just look nice with it. I would paint a couple of coats from a sample pot onto some foam core board so that you can move it to different parts of the room. Observe it in different light, as well. Morning light, and evening incandescent or halogen lighting. Silver Martin - as you can see in the photo above, is a lovely soft color. It will go with darker grays and deep warm browns very well, and will be freshened by white trim. Its a perfectly lovely choice.