Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring Trend: Citron

For months I have been searching for the color above: a yellow-green that's not too lime-green or too yellow.  I finally found it at Benjamin Moore.  It is called Citron (2024-30), and I love it!  I painted the lamps in my living room this color and found that it layers nicely with the other greens in the room.  It would also looks great with grey.

To paint the lamps I gave them two coats of Kilz Primer and then two coats of paint, allowing each coat to dry one day between applications.  You probably only need to wait a few hours.  I bought the paint in high gloss because I wanted some shine in the room, but I imagine it would look good in the satin as well. 

Since painting my lamps I have noticed this color everywhere, including the online home magazine adore.  

images for adore magazine

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1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I love it! What a fun accent color :)