All About Green

A couple of years ago House Beautiful magazine declared green was "the neutral that goes with everything!" and I have to agree. Once considered a vibrant accent color, green is taking center stage in decorating color palettes.

Green is one of my favorite neutral colors because it's so versatile. The right green can calm, energize, or infuse a room with happiness. This is a color you might see in a vintage English chintz or a summer garden. It works just as well in Palm Beach with hot pink as in New York with black and white. Try pairing green with touches of geranium pink, yellow, and blue.

BENJAMIN MOORE HANCOCK GREEN HC-117:

A very popular neutral green. Not too yellow or too blue. I can't think of a color it wouldn't work with. Great with red. Absolutely fabulous with aubergine or chocolate brown. Would look great in bathrooms with lots of white marble and polished nickel.

BENJAMIN MOORE DOUGLAS FIR 2028-20:

This is a Palm Beach green, very strong and vibrant with a shot of yellow in it. Bring in pink, persimmon, and lots of white, or hang some interesting photography to give it more depth and sophistication.

 

BENJAMIN MOORE CHIC LIME 396:

This lime based green looks exactly like a green apple. Very fresh and very pretty.

GUILFORD GREEN. Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year:

"A neutral that's natural. A silvery green that works with, well, everything. No worries. No second thoughts. Just a brush, dipped in a can, whooshed on a wall, and a whole lot of happily ever after." --Ellen O'Neill, Creative Director, Benjamin Moore

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