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Apparently Emerald goes Beautifully with 2013


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Because people have predicted that emerald green is 2013's Color of the Year, images like these are popping up all over the internet. This room, I saw in The Interior Revolution blog, reminded me of a room I painted a few years ago for Designer, LouAnn Bauer, and her client in San Francisco...

 

The walls of this Victorian home were pale and non-descript...

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So I started by rough rolling several layers of royal blue and lime green on paint...

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Then scrubbed layers of green and blue glaze over the surface to soften the texture and add depth to the color.

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The key to this finish is knowing when to stop. When the roller textures became shadows of color, I knew I was done.

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I added a custom houndstooth stencil to the frieze details below the crown molding for modern graphic contrast that tied to the Designer bedding.

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