Peaceful Greens, Muted Scenes
Well, 2020 is coming to an end. There’s no other way to wrap up a hectic season and whirlwind of a year than with the last Color of Review for the year. Sherwin William’s color of the month for December is Pewter Green SW 6208. Pewter Green fits in with the festive vibes as we wrap up this holiday season. In Color in Review, I curate a collection of items from artisans based on a featured paint color.
As we look into bringing in new habits for the new year, consider shopping habits. I encourage you to continue to make an effort to shop small, local, and uplifting artisans and POC. This series helps you find gems for your next project or gift. The Color in Review series explores color, inspiration, and decor from black-owned businesses.
In this post, I first discuss what paint colors coordinate with Pewter Green SW 6208. Then, I share information about each product featured in this color curated collection. Come check out these lovely items and support Black artists.
Missed November’s feature? Check out the Canyon Clay curated collection here.
Pewter Green SW 6208
Sherwin Williams selected Pewter Green SW 6208 to wrap up the year as December’s Color of the Month. Pewter Green is in Sherwin William’s 2020 Color Forecast and it’s part of the Haven Collection. This color is on-trend for the season and on-trend for the year. Muted greens have been trending this year. Pewter Green is a cool sage-y green. Its pine green color blends with grays for a lovely deeper green that still plays on the neutral side. Chromatic neutrals are here to stay. Pewter Green SW 6208 pairs with creamy whites, taupes, steel gray-blues, and rich golds.
Green has a strong association with nature. Its connection with nature evokes rest, stability, balance, and growth. Pewter Green gives us wintery and festive vibes with this piney color. Green kitchen cabinets are a hot trend right now. Pewter Green is a great shade for this as shown in the inspiration image below. Pewter Green SW 6208 pairs with natural oak and other natural woods for a restorative and warm feel.
Inspiration – Pewter Green
After this year, we could all call in some peace. This inspiration image and palette represents just that. I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but exhale when I see this image. This palette calls in peace and serenity. This image of eucalyptus in a vase was the inspiration for this palette. Pewter Green pairs with cooler off-whites, and various soothing shades of green. The varying greens of the dried eucalyptus colors set the foundation of the palette.
The colors were sourced from the image and then paired with a Sherwin Williams color shown below. Check out more info in Sherwin Williams December 2020 color of the month featured here.
Pewter Green – Sage Green Decor
This curated collection brings in the energy of freshness and renewal. Something we can all seek for the new year. Pewter Green SW 6208 translates into a wholesome, grounded, and fresh curated collection. The collection included grounded elements with horizontal and layered line work shading. The collection nods to nature by including natural materials, shapes, and nurturing symbols. All items below are from Black artisans and businesses. Keep scrolling to learn a bit about each product and links to each item. Check out the curated post on Instagram to see all the artist’s Instagram profiles linked.
Wallcovering: Sheila Bridges Design
To start off this curated collection is this wallcovering from Sheila Bridges Design. This wallcovering graphic showcases a playful arrangement of garden tools. Upon further research, I realized this wallcovering is actually black. But in this photograph, the color looks like Pewter Green (oops, it do be like that sometimes). To that I’ll say, for the sake of the curation, it still lands an honorary spot in the college. The Garden Tools Wallpaper print was actually created by a college student designer. Sheila worked with students at Utah University. Sheila Bridges is a celebrated interior designer. Her shop features wallpaper, prints, and fabrics include her iconic Harlem Toile.
Planter: Eco Vibes
Next in this collection is this planter from Eco Vibes. These ceramic planters have unique triple-dip glazing. I am a fan of the organic feel of this glaze. The soft green provides a level of peace and will pair nicely with green plant friends looking for a new home. Eco Vibes focuses on sustainability and ethical practices without sacrificing style. The couple, Leonard and Andrea Allen’s, shop is in Portland. Eco Style includes women, minority, family-owned businesses, and small makers and manufacturers.
This Green Stitched Zag Pillow from Jungalow reminds me of a maze. There are so many lovely details to appreciate about this pillow. We have the lovely tonal play of the various shades of green. We also have the graphic nature and uniqueness of the shapes. Layered in is the play between mass and void which creates a deeper visual interest in the pattern. The chef’s kiss on top is the hand-stitched detail on the pillow. Justina Blakeney is the mastermind behind Junglow. It is a destination for all things boho. For every sale, two trees are planted.
Art: By Liana Rae
The lovely Pewter Green color is in the contrasting shadows of this print from Liana Rae. Liana Rae is a Boston based artist. Her work features the human form and the elegance of simplicity. Check out her site where you can buy these adorable mini prints. Liana also sells some of her original art versions on her site as well.
Wood Clipboard: The Heart Department Co
A bit more order and balance in 2021 would be much appreciated. What better way to do so than with style? I am a fan of how this clipboard from The Heart Department Co is so versatile. You can use it to display a calendar, photos, or artwork. Looking for a way to spice up your home office? This may be the solution! Checkout other crafty and minimal display solutions on Tanalee’s shop.
Art Print: Kys Moments
Grounded, nurturing, soothing. Yes, these are all characteristics of tranquil shades of green. They are also effects of a magical mommas touch. This print, Mom AF, created by Ky (short for Kyzia), the creator of Ky’s Moments. Ky is a New York-based first-generation Jamaican American. Her shop includes prints, stickers, and journals. Check out other work on her site here.
Blanket: Tired Tuesday
One way to bring some color and cozy vibes into a space is through a blanket. I’m calling it. Cozy and cuddly nights-in are definitely sticking around in 2021. This colorful fleece blanket is from Tired Tuesday. The blanket has a splash of green with the modern abstract and linework print of a face. On the other side of the blanket is a fluffy shag. Tired Tuesday has unique home items including wall art, unique organizers, and accessories. Check out more items on their site.Image Source
Art Print: Walker Noble Studio
Organic shapes, abstract compositions, and earthy colors. These are elements of this Take Five print from Walker Noble Studio. Soft earthy green shows up in a bold diagonal form. Does this composition represent a sun, tree, road, and lake? That’s the beauty of abstract art. Our own circumstances and reality help shape and create meaning to what we see. Walker Noble Studio’s art reflects nature and landscape forms, linework, and colorful compositions.
Planter: Tal and Bert
Last, but not least is this planter from Tal and Bert. The Pewter Green color is one of the colors in the apatite mineral. The raw concrete and natural minerals create a unique spin on the Wabi-Sabi concept. Tal and Bert have a physical shop in Pittsburgh. If you are in the area and need to jazzy home for your plant babies, be sure to stop by!
Check out last month’s featured paint color and curated items: Color in Review: Canyon Clay SW 6054 – Terracotta Decor
To find other coordinating colors and items for Pewter Green, check out: Color In Review: Perle Noir SW 9154 – Black Decor
Any designers or artists that you would like to feature in the new year? Let me know in the comments!