Green With Envy
Green represents growth, life, and renewal. It was actually the color of choice for wedding gowns in the 15-century since it has long been hailed as a symbol of fertility. Some studies have even suggested that green can approve reading ability, speed, and comprehension. It’s an exciting hue that elicits feelings of compassion, optimism, and tranquility, all of which are welcomed in abundance! Ready to bring all of that into your space and illicit the envy of all your friends?
Nursery walls that really make an impact. Go big or go home with an all around deep sea of green.
Quick & Inexpensive Fix: paint, paint, paint & paint!
Ways to use that green
Two women from our team purchased a home or moved in the last year, and with such a change in residence comes the question: how can I personalize my new space inexpensively and quickly? The answer is almost always – PAINT! Not only do you get to bring in your own personal palette, but it gives the walls a fresh new appeal that makes it feel more like – you.
Issue: CABINETS THAT ARE OIL BASE OR NEVER BEEN PAINTED.
Solution: Aristoshield by Dunn Edwards is a hybrid paint that doesn’t require a primer before you lay your first coat down and self levels. Ahhhh. Technology. Paint the island a fun color or the lowers a deep forest green, a navy, a mint or even yellow. Add some brass cup handles or brushed nickel and you look like Em Henderson took over your home.
Above is an example of Tianna’s inspiration before and after using Dunn Edwards Aristoshield BM 2055-10 and new knobs/pulls from Wayfair. This project totaled less than $110 for a master bathroom vanity makeover she did herself!
Topaz | Rocky rochon paint | The paint laboratory
Anytime is a good time to have fun with some brighter colors – this lush jungly hue can transform walls or cabinets. Don’t be afraid of those deeper shades, especially if the cooler is a cooler tone (blue, greens)- they can make a space look even BIGGER than it already is.
The Paint Laboratory came directly from working with the now defunct Ralph Lauren paint brand. THIS is your new go-to for suede, metallic & highly pigmented paints. I visited the Seattle Paint Laboratory to meet Rocky himself & talk about the quality of paint, cost and decorative paint options with his entire team.
Check it out at The Paint Laboratory
Here are a few of our favorite greens….
Brazilian Forest 651 by Ben Moore
Charmed Green DEA129 by Dunn Edwards
Salamander 2050-10 by Benjamin Moore
Pine Lands 446 by Ben Moore
Verdigris Green is by Farrow And Ball
Recently featured on 11 Best Interior Paint Colors In 2021 by Family Handyman:
“JG Color Studios owner, interior designer and color expert Jennifer Guerin says Brazilian Rainforest by Benjamin Moore made her list. “It is highly chromatic without being over the top,” she says. “This deep green reflects the hue we find in plants, yet brings out an elegance, and says I’m not afraid of you, color.”
“She envisions this as a touch of unexpected green on a credenza, dresser or even a kitchen island, and especially loves it on lower cabinets in a kitchen or a vanity.”
Need help finding your favorite color to use on cabinets or on your front door? Schedule a virtual color consult today by visiting our website @ https://jgcolor.com/virtual-services/