Monday, January 31, 2011

Cool Color: Kelly Green

I good friend of mine is due in a few months and she is not finding out the gender of her baby. Her quest for the perfect neutral room that does not include yellow and pale green led her to decide on kelly green. This color is bright and fun, but you don't see many nurseries using kelly green and she was having trouble explaining her vision to her husband and friends.

One day I stumbled upon this picture, so I sent it to her to see what she thought:

The color is Valspar Signature LaFonda Grassy Knoll and it is the best example of a kelly green nursery I could find. The color is not quite as bold as some kelly green's, but it helped her get an idea of what the room could look like and confirmed that she was not crazy for wanting that paint color! Since then, she has decided to do a white wainscoting on the bottom, and kelly green on top. I will be helping her put together some of the wall art in the room in a few weeks and I can't wait to see it all put together.

If you are considering this color, here are some additional pictures I found during my search. Most use green as just an accent color:

neutral Jenny Lind cribs perfect for a twin room

image from here

the inside of an armoire gets a surprising pop of color

image from here

green stripes on the ceiling are perfect for baby to look up at

image from here

a fun dresser in a bright green adds a pop of color to this otherwise neutral (but not boring!) room

images from DecorPad

1 comment:

Angie said...

i'm LOVING this excited to see that i'm not the only one who loves kelly green in the nursery! :)