Mauve & Chartreuse and Other Variations on Purple & Yellow

My own personal color combination obsession lately has been lavender and the color of a bosc pear. It can't just be purple and yellow — which is a lovely combination, but not exactly what I am looking for.

I could even vary from not-yet-completely-golden bosc pear to a greenish-tinged-yellow or even an olive green. As for the lavender, it can ease towards pink (just a tad) but ideally stay within a definite purple tone. I don't actually want to paint my walls with these colors, just get furniture and accessories that go well together using these color ideas. Does anyone else have a difficult time with pinpointing the exact shade of color you like? Do you ever make up your own color names? I'm getting quite fond of bosc pear as the name of my new favorite color.

(Images: 1 via The Style Files, 2 Blueprint, 3 Coastal Living, 4 The City Sage, 5 via Bugaboobaby)

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