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help! [i'm in a color rut]

sharon spain

my mind is spinning with paint colors and fabric swatches and i've found myself in quite a muddle. i'm trying to pick a paint color for our bedroom and i just can't get it right (i'm obsessed with chartreuse but can't handle it on the walls). the one thing i do know is that i love sharon spain's pillows and want them in the room. what wall color would YOU put with these pillows (our bed is a malm in oak)? i'm thinking of getting them in yellow/green family with maybe a dark grey thrown in. help- i'm in a color rut! any (constructive) advice or thoughts are much appreciated! xo, d*s [i have a benjamin moore downstairs so if you have any color #s or names i can run downstairs for samples!]

sharon spain 2



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What color of bedding? White? If so, I'd try out the Pale Avocado.


7:48 PM  
Blogger susan said...

"kettle pond", by sherwin williams, martha stewart colors. it would look incredible with the pillows you have shown... imho!

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going through a huge avocado/chartreuse phase right now...I am about to paint my living room a combination of (sorry-big fan of Sherwin Williams) ICY SW6534 and BRASSY SW6410. I have a charcoal sofa, hardwood floors and a large creamy/white shag area rug. The combination of the avocado & super pale icy blue really look both interesting enough and modern enough but -the coolness of the pale blue really makes the palette feel fresh and relaxed. Bold and soft at the same time.
Good Luck!

8:42 PM  
Blogger style court said...

Greys and chartreuse do look amazing together. Maybe you could do something smokey/silvery on the walls with punches of chartreuse in the room. Maybe lacquered chartreuse bedside tables or a chair, or bold lamps? I could definitely see the Spain pillows working in the mix. To me, greys and strong yellows can also be so sophisticated yet fresh together. Hope you find what you are looking for :)

9:18 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

In an insane coincidance, I was just logging in to recommend Ben Moore's PALE AVOCADO! I just used it for a restaurant here in Boston paired with Smoked Oyster and Hasbrouck Brown. It's my new favorite green.

Great minds think alike, RDD.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just painted a guest bedroom in Benjamin Moore's Nature's Scenery. I love it and any of the pillow colors would look good with it.

Good luck! Have only recently discovered your site and I'm addicted!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know you love repro dept and I know you love wallpaper... what about starching some of that fabulous fabric up on your walls wall paper style..... yourcan just pull it down later with a damp sponge.....retal safe.

i also like pale avocado.

I like white bed rooms... is that bad?

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out Sherwin Williams 221-1B. it is sorta a muted grey/green. very subtle but a beautiful neutral color. I have it through my condo and everyone comments on how beautiful it is. you could get away with one coat, though i would recommend two,

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have the exact same bed in oak and a similar color scheme. We also have some other oak furniture. here's 4 colors that worked for us in a couple of rooms from Benjamine Moore. tear drop(2060-70), tequila lime (2028-30),
chocolate candy brown (2107-10), abalone (2108-60) good luck!

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Paola at 'mirror mirror' said...

De-lurking to say that the Kittery Point Green on the Benjamin Moore's homepage looks perfect (though obviously impossible to tell through a screen).

Loving those pillows too.

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yellow/green will reflect terribly on your skin tone. haven't seen a pic of AC but important to consider what will complement... i came home from summer camp as a kid and my mom had painted my bathroom in between khaki and olive green--not nice to do to a 14 year old white girl!

9:07 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

So- there is this Benjamin Moore color called "Dragon's Breath" that I first saw in Met Home, that is sooo amazing. It is really dark (almost black) and looks scary, but on the wall is so pretty and everything (every color, vase, piece of furniture) look so chic and amazing against it. And it makes the room look bigger because the wall just drops back. It is the perfect color to show off pillows, and art. Check it out.

9:58 AM  
Anonymous Brian Everett said...

Personally I like Kiwi 544. It's a nice green. Not chartreuse but more liveable. It would look good with that darker colored bed also. Someone else said Pale Avacado I think, and I agree with that color also. One more might be Dill Pickle. Good luck!

10:12 AM  
Anonymous ThreeLayerCake said...

Zorak the Lone Mantis of the Apocalypse is chartreuse...and I love him.

But really, I am a fan of neutral bedrooms, so Benjamin Moore Linen White or whatever it's called I can't remember any more, was what I chose for my bedroom. If you know you're always going to like the same bedding colors (I know I will always pick in the blue family), then I guess it's ok. I'd do an accent wall, not a whole room, and preferably the wall behind the headboard so even if it turns out to be too much color, you don't wake up to it.

But I did see the floor of a gallery here painted in a greenish grayish color that was supposed to be like moss and it was SO NICE. Something in that family for an accent wall might be nice.

I know it's not the best answer of all of these, but oh well...


1:06 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

What about having one bold accent wall behind the bed (Ben.Moore - Graceful Sea #767)and the rest of the walls white, with other whites - like bedding, curtains - then have hits of yellow/green accents.
Ben.Moore shows a dining room on their homepage with yummy brown-gray walls, chartreuse ceiling and furniture.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We did our dining room in Benjamin Moore alligator green and it looks great- it is dark though, so you will need to like the womb effect.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Sylvie said...

Okay. I say that the overwhelming voodoo of me and Kristina (threelayercake), writing the same suggestion at the same time, means that's what you should go with!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous ana.log said...

i like relaxing green which really is very relaxing and perfect for a bedroom. someone suggested dill pickle, which i've used, and love, but it is very, very intense (i have pictures if you're interested)

8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want a soft blue that would go with the teal pillow, I painted my bedroom BM Gossamer Blue 2123-40 and I love it. Not too blue with just a hint of green.
- Linda, Boston

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to get that bed. And I love the pillows. I think it's hard to determine wall color without knowing the other bedding. . . but I'm picturing a silvery grey - almost white with other unique art pieces around the room around the room. I have an avacado kitchen and I'm getting sick of it, be careful not to go to dark (at all) if you go this direction. ps - I had a smoked oyster bedroom and loved it.

1:29 AM  
Blogger jon said...

Ana.log....we would love some pictures of dill pickle. We are trying to pick the finishes for our new condo and are struggling. We wanted to go with a calm,spa like green in the master bedroom. We had thought about guilford green, weekend getaway, and now dill pickle. Does anyone have any suggestions. We like nature's scenery too. Has anyone used mosaic tile?

Please help!!!


9:12 PM  

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