Paint Colors Inspired By: Romeo and Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, is considered by many to be the greatest love story of all time. While the feud between the Montagues and Capulets eventually lead to the fateful end of these star-crossed lovers, their story is ultimately one of love, passion, and romance. If you want to invoke a similar feeling into one or more rooms in your home, consider the following paint colors inspired by the beauty of Verona, the regal qualities of the warring households, and the flowers and foliage common during the Elizabethan era.

paint colorsViolet

Ultra Violet is the Pantone® color of the year for 2018, and shades of purple are popping up everywhere as a result on clothing, walls, home accessories, and more. With such a wide range of hues available it's easy to achieve the look you desire, whether subtle or bold. In the bedroom, a pale iris or soft lavender can be a relaxing or soothing addition. A stronger violet or mauve color can be used as an accent color in any room for a fun punch of color, or to make a dramatic statement in a powder or dining room.


Orange is a strong, vibrant color, once associated with courage and wealth. Used correctly, it can add energy and warmth to your home, and add just the right touch of vintage flair. Be sure to pair the wall color with a more neutral palette throughout the room to soften the effect, avoiding black which can be reminiscent of a Halloween theme.

Olive Green

In the Elizabethan era green dye was made from lichen and other common vegetables, which would typically produce a muted shade of green resembling the color of moss or ferns. This serene, earthy tone can be punched up or down to suit your decor, and is well suited for the bedroom, home office, or study.

paint colorsCrimson

This deep, rich red is classic and timeless, and works harmoniously with the other Romeo and Juliet inspired colors as part of a more traditional palette. Use it sparingly on your front door or as an accent wall in your kitchen or bedroom, or go bold and add some much needed flair to your living room, dining space or powder room.


The famous reference to "a rose by any other name" in Act II of Romeo and Juliet, is one of many references to this flower throughout the play. Pink is symbolic of the romance associated with these flowers, and is commonly used in a number of applications from the soft pink of a nursery, to a more flattering blush or coral color in a master or guest bedroom.


Gold has always been linked with wealth, and when it comes to paint color, gold emits a warm, cozy glow that is both comforting and rich. Shades of gold can be carried throughout your decor, and works well as a neutral against more bold accent colors in your furniture or accessories.


This deep, rich, dark blue color was once very expensive to produce, and worn only by those of royal or noble stature. Today this color is a favorite among those looking to make a bold statement on their walls, and works best paired with light, neutral trim.

Use these colors as inspiration for your Romeo and Juliet themed decor, and surround yourself with the old-world, regal charm and romance of a long-forgotten era. The talented team of professionals at ProTect Painters, a Neighborly company, will provide you with a free in-home estimate, and will complete your project using the finest quality materials and an unparalleled level of service. CLICK HERE, or call to schedule your free estimate today: (888) 318-8650


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