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'Happy Days '
colour match paint ideas

Happy Days

'Happy Days' is an upbeat, happy aqua colourway. It's important to compliment this shade of blue by working with complementary, split complimentary or related colours on the colour wheel. 



I love the warmth that Clove brings to this mural wallcovering. As Edward Bulmer says; 'The spicy warmth a clove gives to mulled wine is the warmth it has as a colour too. While still being a deep beige the earthy red oxide in the mix really wraps the colour round a space'. Clove is a direct complimentary colour match to Happy Days and the warm tones pick up on the golds in the Yorkshire Fog Grasses and some of the Cow Parsley stems. 


White Lead

This is what could be termed a split complementary colour to the aqua of Happy Days. A rich, warm (because of the yellow tones) - a nod to the yellow centres of the dog roses and cow parsley. This paint gains its name from the first white oil paints that were suspended in linseed oil -  the only white pigment that performed properly in oil paint (the king of paints in the past) was derived from lead. The linseed oil added a creamy tone to it. 



This beautiful colour is a natural neighbour or related colour to Happy Days on the colour wheel. They partner beautifully. The Spring Tonic mural contains a lot of green anyway and this is a subtle nod to it, with soft hints of blue. Verdigris is the outcome of weathered surfaces - when copper and bronze become oxidised. I love this reference to the Elements and this combination feels really fresh - like a windy burst of Spring!



This gorgeous colour is Jesse. I am an absolute sucker for pink and green combined. An absolutely stunning pale pink. Not a candy pink, it has tones of yellow - really dreamy. This is a split complimentary colour that works so well. Jesse also makes a polite nod to her dog rose cousins (which are indeed a mix of yellow and pink) and the dark pink of the Yorkshire Fog grass.


Invisible Green

This wonderful green goes with every single colourway. If you want a more dramatic match then Invisible Green as a natural related colour as Blue-green and Green sit next to each other on the colour wheel. Invisible Green is named after a trend in the 19th Century to paint railings green so that they blended with the environment and became 'invisible'. Its a great way to bring the outside in (as does Spring Tonic!) - it doesn't get much better than that! 

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