Okay color lovers! Its about time for another spotlight & this time we are running our bare feet in the grass, picking flowers, sea glass, and maybe even having a shot or two (not that kind naughty brains, I’m talking about wheat grass)! This color is always most abundant this time of year..
How are you seeing GREEN this year?
Thinking in summery shades of green makes me envision cool grass drizzling with morning dew, sunflower stems, sea glass on the beach in Old Orchard, Maine, or the plethora of vegetables that grace every table at the Farmers Market here in Minneapolis. I most enjoy how sometimes grass can take on a whole new life of color and appear to have notes of lime and yellow sprinkled within it . Summertime is when mint and basil grow abundantly, unless my boyfriend Jacob gets his hands on the plants Its a time when you can enjoy Mojito’s with your girlfriends and for some strange reason wheat grass shots magically taste delicious!
Actually, as I type this I’m eating a freshly grown cucumber from my friends garden. Its ripe with so many delicious shades of green melting from a rich outside skin of a spruce to a inner world of pastel filled melon! I can’t help but sprinkle some champagne vinegar, sea salt and pepper and begin to nom nom as we digest through the healing colors that are without a doubt the essence of summer!
SUMMER TIME GREENS
Summertime makes me think of living at my grandparents house in Norway. They had a beautiful view of the sky at night and you could catch the stars shooting over Norway Lake from their driveway. Sometimes I would just sit on the hood of my Oldsmobile Cutlass Sierra and stare at the sky for hours. My grandfather was a dedicated mower so the air would always smell of freshly cut grass.
This year however, I’m loving summer greens that are slightly muted with blues that lean towards turquoise and soft gold or matte metallic gold. Maybe its that the brighter combination seems almost too energetic or active for my current mellow mood or maybe these hues just appeal to my love of more sophisticated schemes. Nature-based greens are a tranquil and refreshing and plus green makes a perfect ground color for balancing cool blues and and warm yellows or golds. This gorgeous combination has been a seen on the runway and is perfectly Boho chic. ”
Green is a color that we can pull directly from nature!
It is a symbol of freshness and harmony among other things. I personally think of green as a very healing color taking cues from the magical powers of green tea and poets like Thoreau who chronicled the extraordinary powers of spending some time immersed in nature.
Green is a color of unity and peace.
Green is the most restful color on the human eye…a perfect color for a Yoga Studio, Home Office or babies room! Now shall we enjoy some beauties…
Love this mixture of split pea meets avocado above? Why not give Benjamin Moore in winding vines 532 in a glossy Satin Sheen a try!
Here is another great idea from Country Living mag! Why not put the color green on your trim? This leaves you the flexibility to decorate eclectically without being overbearing or too Bright… and how cute is that armoir with the Damask fabric??????
AYIYI Melany Royals is magic! I love her peacock stencil fit with rich greens, dense browns and water like blues!
A super special thanks and welcome to Kate from Sensational Color for being our newest member of the Color Lusting Series! She also has a dynamite post about blues and greens that I think you will enjoy!
- Blue and Green @ Sensational Color
- ALL ABOUT THE COLOR GREEN
Also don’t forget to check out Drew’s latest color creations at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes Pera and his latest creation Jalapeno.
Jalapeno was a major hit at Hirshfield’s design Center. Jalapeno looks super Hot in a Venetian plaster and also in a iridescent Moire.