simply color: suzie mckig

As autumn approaches, I find myself drawn to forest greens, chocolate browns and golden yellows. These are colors of comfort. This image is from the home of Suzie McKig (of Twig & Fig). She painted the walls with lime wash, saffron then mango. The lime wash gives the wall delightful texture and character and fits in nicely with the “euro-village” style of her house. —Lauren

Palette 1:
A) Forest Rain (Behr), PMS 568 B) Log Cabin (Benjamin Moore), PMS 469 C) Gold Maize (Pratt & Lambert), PMS 1375 D) Forsythia (Sherwin-Williams), PMS 116 E) Hound Lemon (Farrow & Ball), PMS 7506

Cait @ Hernando House

I find myself drawn to similar colors, and also grey. I’m not really sure what sent me on a grey kick, but here’s hoping I don’t want to completely redo my house (again!) next spring ands summer!


You have such an amazing eye! I love how the tones picked are somewhat muted, but when used in combination they create something bold, warm & inviting.

@Cait I’m feeling the same sort of need myself! Wish there was an easier way to make it happen.


in love with that forest green door. especially next to that mustard wall. fabulous!

suzie mckig

Actually we painted all the walls of our house (and our business too!) with similar finishes.

All the paints are from Sydney Harbour Paints ( – they are the real deal (not the american “faux finishes”), made the old fashion way in Australia.

The pattern “blooms” naturally from the lime content within the paint, and it’s quite unpredictable to know the final look until it dries out.

These paints are just the coolest out there – and the color pallete is just out of this world – yet somehow few people seem to know the company. Definitively worth checking them out.


Reminds me of the movie ‘Last Supper'(Cameron Diaz planting tomatoes movie, not Biblical). Everything from the style to the colour. :D

emma lamb

so warm and welcoming… my favourite thing about the autumn colour palettes… lovely as always Lauren… :)
emma x