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Dark green in master (someone here may get his/her wish)

KevinMP
9 years ago

Back when I was replacing the drapes, etc. in my master, there was a debate about the wall color. I still like the wall color, but some of you think it's too close (but not identical to) the velvet in the drapes. Someone, at one point, recommended a dark green. Now, I wouldn't want to go as dark as the green Pal recommended Threeappples use, which was nice in a larger room, but I picked up two samples today. (As an aside, you likely know by now that I'm a big fan of the Williamsburg paint colors, which were previously licensed to Martin Senour and Pratt & Lambert but which are now licensed only to Benjamin Moore. So, these are now Benjamin Moore exclusives (although the color selection has been enlarged and, it appears in some instances, changed along with names). Here's the new site describing the collection if you haven't yet seen it: http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/williamsburg-color-collection).

I'm thinking of Colonial Verdigris and Buffet Green.

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/colonialverdigris

http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/williamsburg-color-collection

At least in the in-store samples, the Colonial Verdigris is more olive than it appears online, and the Buffet Green is more hunter or kelly green than the teal color is comes across as online. But we'll see in-person. I'm going to test it out to see what you all think. You know by now that I'm not afraid of wall colors.

The reason this room has been a bit in limbo is that I'm swamped this summer generally and because the new Ralph Lauren bedding (which I'm told by Bloomingdales will have a large-scale, classic tartan just like my chair in the room) doesn't come out until August or September, and I cannot find anything I like for a duvet in the interim.

I already have purchsed some corded trim and some trim with the wavy fringe (not tassels like the drapes) that is from the same line as the drape fringe (normally $20 per yard on clearance locally for $4 per yard, which is a steal). I got the fringe for the bedskirt I'll have to have made custom (so that it goes behind the rails and over the support system, as opposed to cutting an everyday skirt), and the cording for pillows. So I'm really just waiting on the duvet.

Thanks for the input.

This post was edited by KevinMP on Tue, Jul 16, 13 at 13:51

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