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Sunday, January 30, 2011

An Exception to the "All Greens Go Together" Rule

Just a little giggle and some food for thought to start off the week. I've never been much of a rule follower, more like a rule questioner.  When it comes to rules for color, I tend to use some of them more as guidelines.
   Like most rules, there are exceptions and gray areas.  One of my favorite looks is the layering of different greens.......yellow based greens with bluer based greens can be so lovely together.

 Tobi Fairley Interior Design

One of the general sayings is to look to nature for inspiration. The rule: All greens go together.  All greens in nature work together in harmony so they do in design as well.  

Love the color play of moss, leaves and greenery:

This is lovely:
 1912 Bungalow Blog


 Rosalie Fienes Design

 A Modern Twist

 Lyrics Dramatics

As always, I love finding an exception to a rule, even one I use and believe in. It keeps me on my toes. Coming back from a recent long bike ride, I think I found an exception to the green rule.


This building was practically screaming at me when I drove by so I had to document it as my idea of a rule breaker. Maybe it's just me, but perhaps the lower green just doesn't exist in nature?

Have a fantastic week!


Nicky P. said...

Wow. That's all I got.


Unknown said...

yikes! love the rule breaking when it works. love to laugh at it when it really doesn't work...

Donna said...

I love the layering of greens (my favorite color) and you can't go wrong mimicking Mother Nature - FYI - exception, Duck Billed Platypus.

Elizabeth Brown said...

I'm wondering if it would ultimately be successful if the red brick was painted a gray with a green undertone, in the same value of the top layer of green. I would venture a guess of yes on this one.

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