Found in nature, these airy shades are easy partners. Use an equal mix of the two, then add shots of bright white to stop them looking murky. Subtle colour mixes need pattern for interest, so work in textural and botanical prints, and use faux or real plants and flowers to underline the colours palette's natural inspiration.
Team pale limestone walls with accessories in shades of green, then add flowers and plants for a calm, airy feel.
Go natural with these relaxed shades
Leaf Green. Keep the look fresh with this hue.
Vert De Terre Estate Emulsion, £38 for 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball.
Soothing Putty. Choose this soft shade to add warmth and depth.
China Clay matt emulsion, £14.99 for 2.5ltr, Johnstone's.
Creamy Neutral. A great off-white for walls.
Linen Wash Absolute Emulsion, £27 for 2.5ltr, Little Greene.
Create comfort with plush velvet textures.
Pale olive cushion, £28, Phoenix range, Made.com
Pick delicate pieces with an organic look.
Nest bowl in Rose Soft Pink, £22, French Connection
Keep lighting subtle with this pastel-pale pendant
P1 pendant in Pale Moss, £195, Lightyears range, Nest.co.uk
Go botanical with your artwork
Tableau X. Feuilles print, from £14.95, King & McGaw
Add accessories that are inspired by nature
Grasses table lamp, £65, John Lewis
Tune into calming music, then sit back and relax
Revival R260 radio in Leaf Green, £110, Roberts Radio
More ways with Limestone
Try it with....BLACK
Smarten it up with a monochrome look. Be subtle with black frames or fabrics, or go all-out with a dark feature wall
Go for contrast by teaming limestone with black accents
In the dark
Make a statement
Graphite matt emulsion, £39 for 2.5ltr, Sanderson
Choose a bold floral trail
Lloyd wallpaper, £34 per roll, Laura Ashley
Add a hint of grey
Birch linen Francesca, £15.99 per m, LinenMe
Try it with.... TERRACOTTA
For a Mediterranean-inspired look, team this stony shade with warming terracotta. Add brick-coloured accent pieces and tonal prints to liven up the neutral base.
Warm up a cool scheme with hits of orange
Feel the heat
Add an intense hue
See In The Dark Matt Emulsion, £35.50 for 2.5ltr, Fired Earth.
Statement patterns help tie the shades together
Austin Henna fabric, £62.50 per m, Tremont collection, Romo.
Stay in neutral
WV905 Wool Venice Fawn, £55 per m, Crucial Trading
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