Blue & Green – What’s that old saying?

by John Berenson on April 19, 2011 · 1 comment

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Blue & Green – What’s that old saying?

Spring is in the air and what a perfect time to think blue and green. Like the annual blossoming of the season, so is the resurgence of timeless blue’s & greens.

That old saying, “Blue and green must not be seen without a color in between” does not necessarily hold water in my book.

You will see countless scenarios where these colors are used exclusively with neutrals (grays/taupes/off whites) as well as “with colors in-between” as the saying goes.

For some, green is a color that is shunned with a fervent dislike. I think, if people could only see that right shade can compliment so many colors, especially blues.

They are both a part of nature and after all, green is made up partially from blue.

Think about the yellow-greens of the first blooms in Spring on our trees against a crisp clear blue sky, it really is uplifting and promising.

On my walks around the city, as well as shopping at the Boston Design Center (BDC), I have seen signs of these colors popping up in showrooms over the past couple of months such as Kravet, Furn & Company, Diana Levine Fine Art, F. Schumacher.

So, why not perk up your space this Spring with an infusion of Blue & Green….or any color in between?

Reprint from Traditional Home Designer Susan Kasler
Green Tolle chandelier I love and used by John Roselli

Blue & Green Dining Room reprint from Blog by Holly’s “Things That Inspire”

Pale Blue & green Bedroom perfect inspiration for Nantucket Project by Designer James Michael Howard

Paisley Velvet by Henry Calvin/Dotted Silk Velvet by Bergamo @ Donghia

Our Den fabrics mixed with Nuetrals

Fun abstract “Feeling Colorful” by Artist Kevin Haynes 2010

Blue & Green frosted chocolate Cupcakes with coconut topping

Glant Fabrics new early Spring ad @ Webster & Company

Blue & Green accessories display at Furn & Company

Accessories from Furn & Company

Accessories from Furn & Company

Pewter & Aqua Blue crystal Ball Chandelier @ Farrey’s in Miami

Early Spring at the BPG

New Blue & Green display @ Kravet Showroom Window
Painting by Kevin Haynes “BPG Springtime”


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Alyssa Panichella April 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thanks for confirming my new backsplash (yet to be installed). The final piece to our new kitchen. It’s so hard for me to pull the trigger on color. In my design world you can just change your mind with a click of a couple keys. Ripping out tile or repainting over again is a little more time consuming!

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