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Today’s color of the day is….Chartreuse

A shade halfway between yellow and green, chartreuse was appropriately named after a French liqueur of the same hue.

Doesn’t it just sound great and unusual? A shade halfway between yellow and green, chartreuse was appropriately named after a French liqueur of the same hue; a saucy name for a saucy bright. Making its way through the hot trending colors periodically, chartreuse has had a recent resurgence. While it might not be the easiest color to work into your décor, it can be a great complement to a neutral (I especially love it with a grey or greige) and really spice up the joint.

Here are a few fabulous examples.

From At-HOM in Little Italy.

This photo I took so does not do it justice. The wall was the perfect chartreuse and everything about the display from the frames on the wall, to the buffet, to the incredible bull statue, captured exactly what I think the color does–sophistication with fun and a bit of the unexpected. I want to transport this scene exactly into my home.

Draper Stripe bedding by Dwell Studio, a chartreuse accent with the grey and white.
Gate Collection bedding also by Dwell Studio. My favorite part though is the bright window treatment that works perfectly with the deep blue's and grey's.

Both of these Dwell bedding sets can be found at Grounded in Encinitas.

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