Monday, July 5, 2010

Electric Lime

Lime green is... a color of summer. Certainly not shy, but fresh and confident. Grounded. Fun. And challenging.

It makes a statement...

Elle Decoration May 2010  Photo by Giorgio Baroni

Nature is its prime inspiration...

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Here it is a little more quiet...

  Traditional Home   April, 2009     Photo by Gordon Beall

It really provides areas of interest...

Elle Decoration May 2010  Photo by Giorgio Baroni

and lightens up espresso brown.

  Veranda magazine    Photo by Pieter Estersohn

Lime green naturally pairs up with reds in these sarracenia flowers...
Veranda magazine  Photo by Tom Woodham

Veranda magazine  Photo by Tom Woodham

The late spring viburnum opulus demonstrates the that red and green do not have to mean Christmas holiday! The dash of purple sets a quiet contrast.
House and Garden magazine    Photo by Lucas Allen

Lime green helps to animate the space...

House and Garden magazine    Photo by Lucas Allen

Here it is paired with butter yellow on textured paper...

Electric lime transitions into an elegant, fresh color that is used in a more traditional, classic way... 

Congratulations to Julia Dobbs for correctly guessing the flower names in last Friday's Flower Closeups contest. The answers were white oleander for #10 and white lavender for #11. Your book is on its way!

I made the switch! My blog's new name is Rose et Lis (rose and lily), which is much more suitable to how my blog is evolving. While I'll continue to post all things paint and plaster, I will also include my love for flowers and gardening. 

What do you think?


  1. What do I think? Hi Ann, I love your new header. And I love the new green. You may have started something. There was way too much turquoise in the last 2 years.

  2. Hi Ann,
    You did a wonderful post with all this green touches! Love the first picture with the green decoration planter!! And the one with the wonderful shaped hall.
    And I want you to thank for stopping by today!

  3. I love it! It looks gorgeous. And I totally enjoyed this post as well... you covered all basis with design, paint and plaster, and fabulous plants. Really gorgeous, Ann. I can't believe I missed your Friday post!!! It's been a busy week...

  4. Thank you Gina, Greet and Catherine!

    You guys are the best!

  5. Lovely post... I am a girlie of the 70's and really didn't care if I EVER saw lime again, but I'm in love with it. So FRESH.

    Warm blessings,

  6. Lime green is refreshing, the colour of new growth and all of the above mentioned so eloquently but does it top yellow as the colour of fun? Yellow and lime green together is fun! (my own opinion only!)