Chartreuse - Friend or Foe?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  My youngest is on Spring Break -or as I like to call it, the beginning of the Zyrtec days.  Here in the southeastern United States the pollen counts are astronomical each spring as a yellowy-green haze covers everything in sight, only to be washed away by some welcome rainfall. In fact, cars look like this from the end of March until late May. 


It's gross. Seriously.  Chartreuse is probably the most hated color around here every spring, so I thought it would be only be fair to show chartreuse in a more flattering light.


Never would have thought about using chartreuse with gray, but it looks great here.


Chartreuse and white always looks fresh.



And what about black?  It's my favorite companion for chartreuse. Unless your black car is sporting this combination.  


I can't leave you with this image.  One more for good chartreuse.


Happy Spring Break!

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17 comments:

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

augh spring allergies - joy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It's a hard color to get right, but I think it can look amazing!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Ha! Friend!! if used correctly!! I love it most with peacock blue!

Emily | Recently said...

Oh dear, that IS gross! And I thought the pollen was bad here! I'm loving those faux bamboo chairs in chartreuse. So pretty!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Let me tell you that stuff is awful here in Georgia as well!!!
You have to hose it down, to go to the mailbox, or you track it back into your house!!!
You did find ways to make it look very attractive...Chartreuse can be awesome!

Dayka said...

I used chartreuse in my space when I did the Cathedral Antiques show house and it was the PERFECT pop of color. Grounded with black, and 2 shades of grey, it came off sophisticated yet modern...if I do say so myself :)

Ashley said...

This post makes me giggle because I, too, am a regular Zyrtec popper these days...but I never associated pollen with chartreuse.

I like the color, though I'm definitely not bold enough to use it. It looks especially nice when paired with any kind of contrasting neutral (gray or even a ruddy color) to tone down the yellowness of chartreuse.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

We are really getting a dose this spring, aren't we?
I could go to sleep on the sofa in the first image. Such a gorgeous room. I also love the dining chairs! I love chartreuse.
Thank you for sharing. Off to pinland.
Happy MOnday.
Teresa
xoxo

Heather (love your space) said...

One of my favorites!

Donna Benedetto said...

I have to say I am not the fan of the chartreuse haze found on our cars in the spring but I am a fan of pops here and there ...moss balls, natural bright green plants and such..I don't think it is a color to be used in large doses but in moderation.
Donna
thebeneblog.com

my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you said...

the. worst.

pollen here is more yellow than fartreuse...but it sucks just the same.

i don't care for it in interiors much either.

Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Wow, actually really love that lacquered chartreuse!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

You are so funny. We have a lot of pollen here, too.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I'm not a big fan of chartreuse but you found some wonderful images....I like it in small amounts...

Brandy@Chateau À Gogo said...

I like it in small doses but pollen sucks!

Amy said...

Cute Blog! Found you through dwellers. I love the way you portrayed this color in a positive light!

Laura Stutzman House Envy said...

Love this color! Especially when it's used for a pop of color like on the chairs! That's my fav! You have to really get it right if on the walls! Our playroom in citrine but I love it!!