As a designer, I'm always up for trying out the latest trends. Whether it's a new paint color, a funky and bold pattern, or even a crazy new design style, I just love getting to experiment with something new.
However, some trends are just not meant to be...
Case in point: the Sherwin Williams color of the month for June, Basque Green.
I'm all for green paint but this month's color is really not doing it for me. It's giving off very 70's avocado green vibes, and the yellow/brown undertones are not a good look. Is it just me, or is anyone else picturing a vintage revival crockpot??
Don't take it personally, Sherwin Williams; I still love you. I'm just not feeling this color. To prove that I'm not just some green hater, I've pulled together a few of my favorite green paint colors that I think would be great alternatives to the "questionable" Basque Green.
Let's Shake It Up With My Favorite Greens!
No surprise here; my favorites are all Sherwin Williams! I absolutely love their paint colors; they always go on so smoothly and have great coverage.
This green brings elegance and cool undertones to the front of the stage. Use this color when you want to enhance a room by adding a touch of regality. It is a dark color so it can look almost black in the evening.
If you're in search of a warmer green tone, I would definitely give Broccoflower a try. This green leaves the brown at the door and instead uses white and yellow to add some warmth. Calming – check, pleasant to the eye – check, and overall a much better option! Try this in a powder bath!
"But Brandi, I really want a green to match the look of Basque Green." Not a problem, just go with SW Artichoke! This color is a similar shade but has a slight coolness mixed in with the warmth. Much more pleasant! And if you need a lighter shade, try Clary Sage. It's one of my favorites for a home office!
Is Green Paint in Style?
Now, if you're thinking, "Brandi, is green paint trendy?" let me stop you right there. The answer is a resounding Yes! And it's not just a fleeting design moment either; greens have been having a major moment for a few years now and show no signs of slowing down.
The great thing about green paint is that it's timeless. You can use it in any style of home, whether it's traditional, contemporary, or even mid-century modern, and it will always look fresh.
Greens are also a great way to add a pop of color without being too overwhelming. And, if you're looking to add a little bit of tranquility and nature into your home (we could all use a little more of that these days), green is the way to go.
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