I live in a green house. Specifically, Sherwin Williams #7733 Bamboo Shoot which is painted on 75% of my interior walls. Why did I choose this green color my walls? Because on one of my first visits to my neighborhood, I saw white dogwood trees blooming against the beautiful new green leaves and I have never forgotten that image. Nor have I forgotten my neighbor’s funky little blue car!
I know the shades of green in the photo and my walls do not match exactly. I doubt I could stand to wake up in the morning to the dark grass green color in the photo above. But the yellow/green color of Bamboo Shoot is soft without crossing into the pastel family. It’s a hue that coordinates well with new and trendy greys but also plays nicely with its parents – yellow and blue.
I used a lot of white accents around the house especially on the first floor. Plus I added a trendy gray to keep it updated for this century. All rooms need a little silver and gold to look rich, sparkle and reflect the light so I used mercury glass accents and gold/brass details. I grounded the room with a dark gray abstract rug on the floor so the furniture would have a place to anchor and not look like it was floating in space. The focal point in this room is the fireplace and currently there is coal black slate around the opening. It is not my favorite accent because when I look at it, I wonder if bats will soon be flying out of it. I plan to change that out someday very soon and I will keep you posted.