Before you paint walls or furniture, tape up color chips you like as sunlight will dramatically alter shades of yellow green. Cobalt, rather than darker navy or midnight blue, contrasts without overpowering the greens. COLO OPTIONS a For other blue-green pairs or accents, if you prefer, use two shades of blue or two of green for a monochromatic scheme. FINE DINING ENTREE IDEAS If you love a color combination, enjoy it as the star of a room scheme.
When blues and greens are your thing, go beyond pale greens to acid shades. Housewares sections of department or home stores are great places to see whats out there as the colors are fun for casual linens and accessories. Youll see variations of bright, clear lime green and paler, yellower tints.
The joy of these greens is that they work well together and play off their classic blue partners. Cobalt blue, here and on page 51, pairs with these greens. Or try sky blue.
Accent colors of melon, terra-cotta, and clear, sunny yellow are pleasing with this duo. For whole rooms, the strong blue works best as the accent unless you want a dark, dramatic wall color. Repeat the blue in other elements to tie the scheme together.
Not ready for such a jolt? Paint trim a soft green and use cobalt accessories. Opposite: Based on Mediterranean colors, the drama comes from the bold use of intense blue and bright yellow green. Trim is painted in gloss enamel to heighten the dramatic effect.
Right: Find a fabric or table linen that has the greens and blues you like and have the paint mixed to match. Youll already have shades chosen to work together. If you like a country casual look, shop for a check or plaid based on the blue-green combination.