I now have two rooms in my house with a teal and lime color scheme, but they each have a completely different feel. Different choices in the application of the colors lends a different feel to each room. The same colors are preppy and playful in the nursery, yet sophisticated and romantic in the dining room.
In the nursery I used Plumage by Martha Stewart from floor to ceiling. It envelopes the room in the dark, bold color. The lime is brought in on playful accents, like the bubbly fabric, toy bins, as well as the grellow striped curtains. The curtains make the room youthful and preppy.
The bubbly fabric at the bottom of the curtains and on the crib skirt adds a bit of whimsy to the room. The white and natural wood furniture keeps the room bright.
In the dining room I used the same Plumage paint (actually leftover from the nursery), but only above the board and batten. The boldness of the dark color is tempered by the white, sophisticated board and batten wall treatment. The lime accents are only in small doses on the family silhouette art, the monogram, and in some of the accessories. The contrast in the green silhouettes with the teal walls is softened by mounting the silhouettes on large white canvases.
Have you ever reused the same color palette with totally different results?
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