The Most On-Trend Family of the Year

Shall we dish about the most popular family in town?  No, not the Kardashians.  The most popular color family.  As a Nashville Color Consultant, it’s my job to know the movers and shakers in the land of Color.  Let me introduce you to the Green sisters:  Lime Green, Kelly Green, and Emerald Green.

Let’s start with the youngest of the girls, Lime Green.  Lime is a fiesty thing – youthful, fresh, and energetic.  She likes to hang out with the younger crowd and enjoys mixing with lots of other bright, young hues like Lemon Yellow and Fuschia.

via Pinterest

 

Lime loves a good time with her pals, but also likes babysitting her nieces and nephews.  She prefers a laid-back, informal lifestyle and a home that reflects that.

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Kelly Green is classic, self-assured, and a go-getter.  Although she stays on top of the trends, she is a timeless beauty who likes to spend her time with other classics like Royal Blue and tried-and-true Neutrals.

 via Pinterest

 

Kelly lives a busy life with a thriving career and family.  She’s active in her community and is a staple in the social column of the local newspaper.

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Kelly loves entertaining and opening her home to her friends and family, so she wants it to look welcoming and updated while still being kid-friendly.

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Emerald Green is an elegant and sophisticated creature.  She is the more mature of the sisters.   Emerald is rooted in the past, but always fashion-forward.

 Vintage Dorothy Draper via Pinterest

 

 Emerald enjoys travel and formal entertaining with her black-tie friends like Sapphire Blue and Jet Black.

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Emerald is confident in her choices and the place she has established for herself in life.  She isn’t swayed by passing fads, but prefers a bold, yet timeless and elegant style.

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Within any color family, there is tremendous variety and depth.  The beautiful thing is, as different as these color sisters are, they go great together!

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So which sister is your BFF?

 

 

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dianne tant
dianne tant
8 years ago

love this post love love these colors

Jamie
Jamie
8 years ago

I can’t pick a favorite – I love just about ANY green (although I’m partial to Kelly and Lime…shhhhh!!!) Love these colors, especially with the navy. Yummy!

Michelle L.
Michelle L.
8 years ago

I just knew I was going to open this post and see my picture! However, I have to say the Green Family is my second favorite family. Love the post, Kristie… your writing gets more creative all the time. So proud of you, my friend.

Barbara
8 years ago

Old Limey is my sweetheart. She just makes me smile, since she’s so fresh and optimistic about life! And I wish I had her energy! Wow!

Love this post!

Paula Van Hoogen
Paula Van Hoogen
8 years ago

These gorgeous images make me want to learn how to “pin’ on Pinterest! You’ve woken up some sleeping color loves–kelly and emerald for me! But soft, sweet, and sentimental ocean colors are
always a siren song for me. They sooooothe the soul!

carolsmyth@thedesignpages
carolsmyth@thedesignpages
8 years ago

I’ve never been a fan of green but I do love the Kelly Green thing that’s happening right now.

Laila Poole
Laila Poole
8 years ago

Love me some lime green!

Mary
Mary
8 years ago

LOVE this post!

I love all greens. My sofa and chairs are a cross between Lime and Kelly and I love changing the pillow colours from time to time…from pink to blue to purple. LOVE green.

Alma Delia
Alma Delia
8 years ago

Emerald Green ALL THE WAY. My bathroom is done, and its in sapphire blue and crisp white. My foyer will be black and white with punches of green to tie into the living room. Then I still have like 10 more rooms to go…its a 1905 house that is in need of major restoration….so keep the color ideas/party coming!
-Alma Delia

Sheila @sZinteriors
8 years ago

I like the way you put this post together – it’s fun and informative! I’m a green lover, so all of these work for me, but Kelly’s been in and out of my life the longest. I’m enjoying a few hits of lime here and there more recently – vibrant and full of life 🙂

Lynne Allard
Lynne Allard
8 years ago

Fabulous, Kristie! I could happily live with the whole Green family :).Lx

Lola
Lola
8 years ago

I love all the greens. My dh is a RED lover but I like it in small doses. For instance I have a set of Red sheets. (Flannel not satin!) I was considering a red sofa, since that is my dh’s favorite seat in the house. Which Green could I pair with a red without turning my home into the North Pole?

lola
lola
8 years ago

Thank you Kristie!

I’ll keep our 2011 blue-green famliy room sofa then! It’s was a desperate sofa replacement and I went with it because I FELL in LOOVE with the texture and color. (Cover Girl – Powder, found at Lazboy and on some BEST chairs.)

It seems my 12 year old is on trend, in an “act of motherly love” I let her pick her paint colors for her bedroom and she chose Minty Green by Glidden. It looks like a Florida Pool Cabana from 1969. We’ve had it on her walls for a year and she loves it so much and it rocked her Carleton Varney Bed-in-a-bag. We’ll be moving her ‘room’ to another and she wants to keep the same wall color. (This happens every couple years, it helps us declutter. The hard way.)

Meanwhile I’m dreaming of an Emerald green Master bedroom…

Thank you again and I really appreciate your comments and all the beautiful photos, humor and advice found at your blog.

God Bless you!

Sunny Penner Cox
Sunny Penner Cox
8 years ago

I like the emerald. PS – The new Country Living is all greens w/cream and jet black. I actually leafed through it in the checkout line. Nice. For green-black, or for pairing with green, I also really like Annie Sloan’s Graphite.

christen
christen
8 years ago

Love this post. Any recommendations for a good kelly/emerald paint color for a dresser for my boys’ room? Kind of John Deere but not.

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