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Testing Out New Amy Howard Colors: Light Green Dresser

I recently got to take home a few new colors from the Amy Howard collection of paints [stay tuned this week to hear why I'm getting to experiment with paint!] and I found a new favorite: Cartouche Green.  Straight out of the can, it's a hybrid between a mint and sage [which also sounds like an herbaceous cocktail, yum.] and is quite possibly the perfect color for spring. 

Very rarely do I find a paint color that I don't want to do a single thing to.  I love using light and dark waxes to create depth and dimension, but this color is so effortlessly beautiful. The color also works so well with the white ceramic knobs the dresser came with. I decided to paint the interiors of the drawers in Annie Sloan's Old White, just to keep things looking light and airy.

I may add a touch of wax and Dust of Ages [I know, the name is kind of hilarious, but it's actually a great product] to add just enough depth to the details along the sides of the dresser. 

On another note, I'm trying to decide which style of bedding would look best with this color.  I love how coral coordinates with this minty green, but I also like the idea of keeping things in the greens and blues family.  Thoughts?

Bed Linens from  West Elm

Bed Linens from West Elm

Here's another inspiration board we did for my friend's carriage home. It's quite a bit different from yesterday's and is much more traditional, but it's still a great palette of colors to work with.  I could easily see my new Cartouche Green dresser living in this space.  

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Tall dressers like this one are the perfect storage piece at the end of a hallway, like one of these beautiful ones [home envy anyone?].

Even if you don't have a hallway like one of these, or a bedroom like my color inspiration board, this dresser is just too pretty to pass up.  Check it out on Craigslist or in my shop!