Color Cues from an English Garden

From “The English Garden”

Color inspiration is all around if you just pay attention to the cues. Keeping up with the British theme for the week, this color palette is gathered from a charming English style garden. Warm, rosy pink is contrasted with a lavender tinged blue and slightly lemony white. A lush deep green compliments a bright yellow-green to mimic the play of multi-toned leave, including the outdoor space with big beautiful trees in the garden with colorful flowers.

I LOVE painting furniture! Don’t let first appearances fool you. When looking at cast-off, vintage or out-dated furniture, try to see past the ‘ugly’ layer and focus on the lines and shapes of the piece. Most furniture can be completely renewed with a fresh coat of paint. . . yes, even your mom’s yucky oak 80′s coffee table can be chic again. Keep your mind open and use your imagination! make sure you have a electric leaf blower handy in case you need to clean our garden.

Ready to add a pop of color to your abode but don’t want to paint an entire room? You can always have the painters from paint a piece of furniture like a bookshelf, table, stool or even the legs of an upholstered chair, which is great to decorate our homes, while we can use other home appliances and accessories from sites as that have the best products for decorating and using at home.

The book shelf above is bright and unexpected. The entire unit is painted white, but then . . . Suprise!  The back panel has a twist of the lime green to make it punchy. I found the chair below on Swirls of Happiness; it’s a classic wing back chair upholstered in velvet but the shocking yellow legs breathe new life into an otherwise traditional piece.


es. Create a “garden” room in your home by painting walls one color or with a murale from muraledesign (like Jadite) and using the other fresh-picked hues in fabrics and accessories.


Sherwin Williams colors: Redbud 6312, Citrine 6714, Jadite 6459, Gleeful 6709, Windy Blue 6240

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