Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Now that Christmas is long past, I got to thinking about the traditional colours of that season- Red and Green!
Red and Green isn't just for Christmas- look at all of these examples below.  I have tried to get a variety of styles and rooms to prove "RED AND GREEN ISN'T JUST FOR CHRISTMAS":

Country Living

Kim Nichols- Houzz

Kelly Starr- Houzz

Country Living- Houzz

Tim Cuppett- Houzz

Country Living

Country Living

Country Living

Birdhouse Interior Design- Houzz

Alisborg Parker Architects- Home Bunch

See- Red and Green work great together!  They should, they are complinmentary colours.  But you have to be careful how you do it otherwise it ends up looking like Christmasville!
 I think a lot of these rooms work because of the green chosen.  The greens used tend to have a yellow undertone to it.  I feel and it's my opinion, that if a blue/minty green were used it would not be as effective.
Here are some examples of fabrics that incorporate red and green: 

If you want to go the Red Green route, you may want to stick to greens with a yellow undertone.  Colours such as these might work for you:

ICI- Wood Fern 10GY 62/168

Sherwin Williams:  Svelte Sage SW 6164

Martha Stewart- Lemongrass MSL090

Martha Stewart- Timothy Hay MSL091

Benjamin Moore Aura- Urban Nature AF-440

Benjamin Moore- Fernwood Green 2145-40

Benjamin Moore- Brookside Moss 2145-30

Benjamin Moore- Stem Green 2029-40

Benjamin Moore- Rosemary Green 2029-30

I couldn't talk about greens without mentioning 2 of my favourite go to greens:

Benjamin Moore- Old Prairie 2143-50

Benjamin Moore- Camouflage 2143-40

These are but a few that could be appropriate greens to work with if you wanted to paint your walls green.  If in doubt ask a professional-like me!  But remember to start with some fabric, a rug or a large piece of furniture first as your "jumping off" point!  There are thousands of paint colours to choose from so it will be easier to pick that after you start with the more "set" item.
Hope this shows that Red and Green aren't just for Christmas.  Have a great day!

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