A Rich, Unexpected Color Trio You Haven't Tried Yet

A Rich, Unexpected Color Trio You Haven't Tried Yet

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Taryn Williford
Apr 6, 2016
(Image credit: Domino)

It's a combination you're likely to see more in kids' rooms than adult living areas; since, in my experience, these are pretty popular favorite colors for the 12-and-under set. But it checks all the right boxes to be considered for a spot in your (grown-up) home.

The vibrant trinity of green, blue and purple is inspired by nature–it's a union you'd see in an artichoke or a succulent. And it adheres perfectly to color theory–the three shades are next to each other on the color wheel, which means they're proven analogous complements.

With the rainbow of shades available in each hue–green could be olive or mint, purple might be pale lavender or rich eggplant–there's a ton of variety in this trio, too. Why not try it on for size in a room at home? Here are some examples...

(Image credit: Domino)

Above and at top, a colorful family home from Domino. The bedroom features linens in jewel-toned shades, while the dining room uses a mint green and a blue-and-white pattern.

(Image credit: Inside Out)

This one is a kids bedroom from Inside Out, but the lavender-emerald-teal color scheme is sophisticated and bold.

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball)

Here's a product shot from Farrow & Ball paints that show off a different take on these colors.

(Image credit: Archana)

Swap in navy blue and a deep emerald shade to get this really rich bedroom style, from Archana.

(Image credit: Chris Patey)

Green plants count, too! This is the home of food blogger Claire Thomas, featured on My Domaine.

(Image credit: Idha Lindhag)

Finally, Bright emerald green walls pull from the colorful linens in this bedroom from Idha Lindhag.

What do you think about this color trio? Could you rock it?

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