Third Place Colors?

Did you know that some of the most popular, beautiful colors are considered third rate?

{CORAL by browndavis.com}

Well…not exactly.  However, as it relates to the color wheel, tertiary colors — those hues that result from mixing a primary and secondary color — are technically in third place.

{TURQUOISE by HB via houseofturquoise.com}

Colors such as coral, turquoise, chartreuse and periwinkle are all tertiary colors, and I think these hues make the most beautiful statement when used in a room.

{CHARTREUSE by bhg.com}

{PERIWINKLE from housebeautiful.com}

You can read more about these colors in my latest story over at Sherwin-Williams STIR, which also includes some great insight by Erin Olson from House of Turquoise.

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