Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Mint Green

Today is all about mint green. I was so inspired when I saw this bedroom with bright mint walls that I began searching for everything mint green. I’m not a stranger to the color. I have a feature wall in my office / living room that is painted a shade of mint. Something about the color instantly calms me. I’m pretty sure everyone can benefit from a splash of it here and there.

What I also love about mint green is that while it’s certainly trending now, in some ways, it’s a classic. It has come back time and time again. Remember the mint green kitchen items of the 1950s?

In case you’re hesitant to wrap a room in mint, I have found some fun accessories that will allow you to try the color in smaller doses. From chairs to sumo wrestler statues (Yes, I went there.), you’ll be loving this soothing hue in no time.

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Happy Decorating!
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Grass Green

TREND: Pops of Bold Color

For as long as I can remember, green has always been one of my favorite colors. But not just any green. I’ve always been a fan of bright, cheerful, and happy greens. After one of the longest winters I can remember, I’m desperately longing to see that beautiful green grass that’s hiding beneath the snow. In the meantime though, as I wait for the snow to thaw, I’ll have to supplement with a little greenery indoors.

I’m absolutely loving this cheerful bedroom. Full of bright colors and bold patterns, this fresh look will certainly bring a little joy and happiness even on the dreariest of days. And how about that artwork? Wouldn’t that make such a fun DIY project? Anyway, pulling inspiration from this room, I found some grass green pieces that you could easily incorporate into your own space for a fresh new look.

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Which ones are your favorites?

Happy Decorating,
Michael Wurm, Jr. – Inspired by Charm

Kirsten Grove

Runway To Color Palette: Green With Envy

When I think of the color green, there are hundreds of tones that come to mind. Mostly because there are so many versions of green available. Forest, emerald, lime and celadon just to name a few. Whatever green that you fancy, try pairing it with silver and white. It gives the green a chance to pop and look stylish and trendy at the same time. I focus a lot on living spaces when I write this column. Today I want to style a bedroom using green, white and silver. Inspired by the skirt seen below, here’s the look:

Products: 1. Bedding 2. Table Lamp 3. Pillow 4. Mirror 5. Rug 6. Pillow  For even more finds inspired by this palette, go here.

Color Inspiration: Skirt.
For a rich green to use in upholstered pieces, bedding, pillows and other accessories, try Garden Grove or Evergreens.

Pair your green with a white like Extra White and silver like Samovar Silver.

Outfit Photo via Style Sight. Paint via Sherwin Williams.

Below is a stunning bedroom, showcasing a beautiful, bold green. Would you decorate using this color palette?

Image: Because I’m Addicted

Michael Wurm, Jr.

For the Love of Color: Emerald

As you may know, Pantone will be announcing its color of the year for 2014 within the next couple of weeks. Even though it won’t make a huge difference in how I plan to decorate my own space, I’m always intrigued by the color choice. I also find it fun to watch the trends in design, food, and fashion throughout the year.

When the 2014 color is announced, Emerald, the color of 2013, will quickly lose its place in the spotlight. However, before it bids us adieu, I thought I’d take one final trip to “Emerald City” to see what wonders this color brought us this year.

While Emerald has never been a go-to color for me, I’ve come to appreciate it. I’ve even incorporated it in my own home. Nothing big or grand, but little touches here and there. I do applaud the folks who created this amazing gallery wall of green frames and black and white photographs. It’s stunning!

So, as one last nod to Emerald, I pulled together some of my favorite pieces to share with you today. Whether you go bold with a sofa or just bring in a small accessory, give Emerald a try in your space. As they say, you never know if you love something until you try it.

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Have you already incorporated Emerald into your home? Any guesses (or hopes) about what the color of 2014 will be?

Happy Decorating,
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm

Kirsten Grove

runway to color palette: let’s go green

Sometimes finding the perfect green palette that’s not too predictable nor too funky can be a hard task.  Inspired by Proenza Schouler, we have found a beautiful green palette that will prove itself classic yet carries a youthful look.  You are sure to be gaga for green.  Here’s the look:


Color Inspiration:  Inner Skirt.
For an accent wall or inside shelving, go bold with Buckingham Gardens 545.

Color Inspiration: Sleeveless Shirt.
On the walls: Silvery Moon 1604 is cool and refreshing.

Color Inspiration: Trim of Skirt.
Use this beautiful green in pillows and accessories.  Possibly even in a piece or art.  Landscape 430.

Color Inspiration: Belt and Shoes
For an upholstered piece such as a sofa or accent chair, step out of the box with a striking black like Universal Black 2118-10.

Color Inspiration: Bonus
Use this Summerdale Gold HC-17 to break up the green family, using it in your accessories and fabrics.
Gunmetal 1602 is another great option for upholstered and wooden furniture pieces.

(All Paints: Benjamin Moore)

Runway Photo:  Proenza Schouler Resort 2013 Collection via New York Fashion.