Craving a new paint color but fearful of leaving the beloved beige behind? Neutral and versatile doesn't have to be plain Jane. Look out the window and borrow colors from nature, like blue and green, because nature always gets color right. We think we have discovered the perfect green paint to bring the outside in. . .
An almost leafy green, Sherwin William's "Ryegrass" seems to work almost anywhere with almost any accent color. It looks amazing with chocolate brown, flame orange, bright pink or rich violet. We have painted this on living room, dining room and bedroom walls with success every time. The secret to the flexibility of "Ryegrass" is that the undertones are not too yellow or blue. It refrains from being too neon in a glow-stick way or too safely sage in a waiting room way. Maybe it's easy being green after all.
P.S. Thanks again to Sherwin Williams for offering another tool to help us capture nature's color palette. ColorSnap is a free iPhone App that allows you to "snap" a sample of a color that you see anywhere and then have it matched to a Sherwin Williams paint color. It even provides a coordinating color scheme. Now, that makes us color happy!
What is your guaranteed, works-every-time paint color?