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Monday, October 27, 2008

Colorways: Moss Appeal

Featured in Metropolitan Home November 2008 issue.

Richly natural shade of green is all the rage in high style interiors..

Designer Advice

“Moss green is a livelier antidote to brown. It’s rich but still fanciful and is beautiful with polished dark woods, peacock blues or red lacquer.”
-Celerie Kemble, designer

“The warmth of this green makes it ideal for use in social areas, such as a dining room.”
-Mary Rice, color expert, Behr

“Since moss green is a color from nature, any other color from nature will complement it.”
-Eve Robinson, interior designer

Green Facts, Who Knew?

•Highly absorbent and possessing antibacterial qualities, sphagnum mosses were used as first-aid dressings on soldiers' wounds during World War II.

•Earthy greens have long symbolized fertility and were the color of choice for wedding gowns in the 15th century.

•Night-vision goggles use green to enhance the image because the human eye is able to discern the most shades in that color.

Green Facts, Who Knew? Provided by

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