Color Palette: The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors

That wall color in the Room of the Week really gives the room a calm feeling, and even though it is a color it still acts very much like a neutral.  There’s something about a soft blue-green color that is almost universally loved.  I’ve used this wall color in my own home and in clients homes always with great success.

Rather than show you tons of options, here are two blue-green colors I’ve used for myself and clients with successful results all of the time.  Sherwin Williams Sea Salt & Benjamin Moore’s Quiet Moments are both that perfect blue-green-gray color.  Sea Salt can read a little more green while Quiet Moments is definitely a little more blue and gray.  Either way, if you’re looking for a calm, ethereal color, both will do the trick!

Here are some pretty examples to help sell you on the colors (not that you need it!).

The Best Blue-Green Paint Colors | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

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And, for a few pictures of sea salt in action in my own home, I used it in my dining room here and my daughter’s room here.

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My Home: My Dining Table Set For Christmas Dinner

Growing up our candlelit Christmas Eve dinner was one of my favorite traditions.  We had a lasagna dinner and always used these homemade felt poinsettia napkin rings, and I have such fond memories of them still.  We don’t live near family and we’re spending Christmas Eve with dear friends, so I am planning a candlelit lasagna dinner for Christmas day.   Here are my simple plans for setting my table for that special dinner…I hope my kids enjoy it as much as I did growing up.

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I’ve been looking for ideas the past few weeks to keep my kids crafting and busy these next few days until Christmas, so I plan on having them help with the simple paper snowflake table runner and some poinsettia napkin rings just like I had growing up (though I plan to make mine from paper and hot glue!).

Do you have any special Christmas/Christmas Eve dinner traditions?

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