October 14th, 2013 No Comments

this week’s color palette: a painterly palette

I’m in love with the mood this photograph has created. It reminds me of an old oil painting with the dark background and the saturated colors of the flowers popping out. Painting a room dark has it’s dramatic appeal but it doesn’t necessarily mean to you have to go that route if you like this palette. This living room below is light and has incorporated the pops of color in book jackets, flowers and then grounded the room with dark woods and black shades. Above are Benjamin Moore paint colors I have selected from our inspiration photo to help guide you. If you love the floral arrangement, start with a dark antique bucket, pail or even something like this old paint can I found (below) on Etsy.com. Make 2-3 focal point clusters of flowers and then add in your foliage to create a loose look. -Lynn Butler Beling

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Image via Elle Decor, Below, Antique Paint Bucket listed onĀ Etsy.com.

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Main photograph via Garden & Gun.