Color Obsession Posts

Color Palette: Bamboo Green

By: Danielle Clockel

Photo courtesy of Flickr.

In honor of founder Stephanie’s birthday this week, it’s an all-green color scheme! A monochrome color palette can be more diverse than you might think, and for this one we drew inspiration from the many hues of the bamboo plant.

1. Benjamin Moore Hunter Green 2041-10
2. Farrow & Ball Arsenic No. 214
3. Benjamin Moore Lime Green 2026-10
4. Benjamin Moore Chic Lime 396
5. Benjamin Moore Yellow Green 2033-10
6. Sherwin Williams Tame Teal SW 6757
7. Sherwin Williams Mint Condition SW 6743
8. Sherwin Williams Shamrock SW 6454
9. Benjamin Moore Timson Green CW-470

Color Palette: Helen Frankenthaler

By: Danielle Clockel

A female pioneer of the somewhat male-dominated abstract expressionist movement of the ’50s and ’60s, Helen Frankenthaler’s color field paintings often look like fluid watercolors. In actuality, they are oil or acrylic paint diluted with turpentine. This “soak stain” technique creates ethereal yet saturated compositions that are still modern, soft, and bold all at once.

Photo courtesy of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.

Top to bottom:
1. Sherwin Williams Country Squire SW6475
2. Farrow & Ball Nancy’s Blushes No. 278
3. Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green SW6213
4. Farrow & Ball Cook’s Blue No. 237
5. Benjamin Moore Peony 2079-30

Color Palette: Edward Hopper

By: Danielle Clockel

“Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper is one of the most recognizable American paintings, arguably due to its strong color blocking and mysterious subjects (the people inside the restaurant). We love Hopper’s focus on architecture and interior details, such as the jade green tile snaking around the curve of the window. The color palette is at once earthy and industrial, subdued in hue yet bold in intensity.

From left to right:
Benjamin Moore Waller Green CW-510
Farrow & Ball Calke Green No. 34
Sherwin Williams Fired Brick SW 6335
Benjamin Moore Lemon Twist 394
Sherwin Williams Dark Night SW 6237
Benjamin Moore Autumn Orange 2156-10