Melon is the fresh, juicy harbinger of sunny seasons and good moods. As I sit and contemplate my personal feng shui revolution at home called “painting the walls” I thought I would bring you some awesome melon hues to contemplate in your own space change. And, in the process, I’ll give you some feng shui tricks to use when choosing wall colors that can help you to make the changes you need to make…!
Canary melon is very light, with nearly white flesh tinted yellow. At the height of the season it is a glowing yellow and a bit sweeter than the average melon, almost sugary. For walls, use this yellow to add lightness and freshness to darker or more social areas of a home that are overall more active- hallways, foyers, home offices- and yet not places to settle in for long periods of time to refresh and recharge (this yellow can seem sour rather than hypnotic over long periods of time, like in libraries, bathrooms or bedrooms):
Honeydew is a great color for creative spaces, spaces that could use the creative freshness of wood or the flexible energy of Spring green year-round. I would select this carefully for a bedroom, but in general I like this tone for generating a natural energy in homes poorly suited for a ton of plants and in need of some active vibes!
While watermelon seems the most universally appealing, in high saturation it should be used in areas that are very bright or extremely well lit to enhance the sense of fire or romance in the space, creating a unique flavor of sweetness yet strength.
Oh how I adore cantaloupe in every single way, but this is the color most difficult, I have found, to select properly. One false move and your home will look like a cheap hotel or a nursing home in Florida. When going for the healthy, cheerful, life-affirming glow of cantaloupe, please try some samples first to really understand the impact of the shade you select. We tend to be instantly drawn to the more light and clear of cantaloupe shades, but those play the worst on walls in their “grandma-esque” effect! Be bold here, think more orange than yellowish peach, and you will succeed! My favorites…
Ready to get some paint samples? I am!!! With a little paint you can thoroughly transform both the visual excitement and feng shui potential of a space in a day or a few…and that is amazing!!! xoxo Dana