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Peridot

August 20, 2019

It’s fitting that my blog post on the color “Peridot” falls during the month of August because it’s my birthstone along with all of the others born during the month of August. Happy Birthday to Us!

When creating my full spectrum paint version of Peridot, I was inspired by the many shades of green in the birthstone’s namesake.

As you’ll see from the photos below, my full spectrum paint color “Peridot” is much like the gemstone in that it’s a very warm, golden green that has many facets to its coloring.

One of my favorite uses of “Peridot” is Natasha Nyberg’s Sunroom that was featured in Apartment Therapy‘s article “Natasha and the Plant-filled Sunroom(photos above and below)
“Peridot” walls and “Dusk” on the ceiling make you feel like you’re outdoors on a sunny day.
Just like the birthstone, “Peridot” has many facets ranging from golden to deep olive. For more on Natasha’s home which is painted in more of my Full Spectrum Paint colors: “Natasha and the Plant-Filled Sunroom
Here we used “Peridot” inside cabinets painted “Tiffany Taupe’ and walls and ceiling painted “Chartreuse” (see more “Chartreuse” in my previous blog post “Chartreuse and Circa Green
“Peridot” cabinets and trim with “Moutarde” walls and “Alexandra Blue” ceiling turn this Sun Porch at Shadetree Inn into a magical little jewelbox.

If you’d like to see a free hand-painted sample of “Peridot” or any of my other colors, visit my Online Store where you can order all manner of samples and paint!

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Apartment Therapy Contest – Please Cast Your Vote for “Caribe”!

October 25, 2011

I have been helping Natasha Nyberg for a little over a year now selecting colors for her home where the main criteria was to help the house feel “warm, cozy and cheerful”–especially during Michigan’s long dreary winter months. We started out painting the first two rooms with Citrine and Shrimp, followed by other main areas in Honeysuckle, Luminaire and Classic Marc and bedrooms in soothing blues like Alexandra Blue and Dusk. However, since the Living Room had recently been painted Ben Moore’s Paladian Blue, they saved that room until last. Off and on we considered colors like Coral and Caribe (both “retired” colors but still available), but it was daunting for them to go that daring.   Finally, last April, they took the leap and painted it “Caribe” and it’s looking like it might just pay off in more ways than one!

Nyberg's LR "before" painted in Ben Moore's Paladian Blue

Natasha and Brad’s “Caribe” Living Room is featured in Apartment Therapy‘s “Room For Color 2011″ contest (Natasha and Brad’s “Coral Me Happy” Room)! I hope you’ll help them win by clicking on the heart-shaped “favorites” icon just below the article.

"Caribe" Living Room with "Honeysuckle" Beyond

Here’s another photo (there are more in the article) that shows just how much better the blue chair and sofa looks balanced with a warm color:

That sofa just loves being in that "Caribe" room, no?