December is here and so are holiday preparations and traditions. It’s a month to celebrate being together with family, and we’re so pleased to highlight two more of our gorgeous colors.
December’s Colors of the Month are Marzipan and Boxwood!
Marzipan is the warm almond shade from our European Collection. It’s reminiscent of the almond paste from which Marzipan cookies are made. If you’re on the lookout for a delicious light beige color to use in your home, then Marzipan is just the right shade for you!
Here’s how Marzipan compares to the other neutrals in our line:
As you can see, it has more of a brown undertone than Linen, which runs a bit more yellow. It looks absolutely fabulous when paired with our bright Farmhouse White!
Miss Mustard Seed used Marzipan as the main color on her “Book Page Decoupage Dresser” as well. Get the full scoop on how she did it here:
Is your mind spinning with ideas on how you can use Marzipan yet? Let us help them turn even more by showing you what Marzipan looks like with all of our various finishes.
Photo via The Golden Sycamore
Seeing it with our Antiquing Wax makes our hearts beat a little faster! It’s such a perfect color to use with that finish.
Now, because December is the month for Christmas, we would be remiss if we didn’t feature our beautiful Boxwood green!
Boxwood gets its name and color inspiration from the preserved boxwood wreaths that Miss Mustard Seed loves to use in her home.
It’s the prettiest darn shade of green we’ve ever seen, and we know you’ll love it too (if you haven’t tried it yet).
Boxwood can be mixed with our navy color, Artissimo, to make the loveliest shade of Forest/Hunter/Jewel green. It’s easy to mix – use 3 parts Boxwood and 2 parts Artissimo to make the famous “vintage chalkboard” mix (discovered by Allison of The Golden Sycamore”) and finish to your liking.
Chelsey from Shop a Cozy House used it on this adorable antique dresser, and we fell in love with it!
Just finished up those cute little oak bow front dresser for #luckettsholidayopenhouse! It is a mix of #mmsmilkpaint artissimo and boxwood. I was looking for a pretty vintage green and this mix worked out perfectly! I can't wait to decorate it up for Christmas! #acozyhouse #etsy #etsyseller #luckettstore #luckettsholidaymarket #furnituremakeover #paintedfurniture #farmhousestyle #farmhousedecor #ironstone
Or, use it straight with any of our fabulous finishes.
Photo via The Golden Sycamore
As you can see, Boxwood gets its deepest and richest shade by using our “liquid gold” aka Hemp Oil. That’s probably our favorite look!
Pair Boxwood with Tricycle red for a classic Christmas duo, like Stacey of Embracing Change did on this adorable holiday sled.
However you use it, Boxwood is a rich and stately color choice for any occasion!
We hope you’ve been inspired to give Marzipan and Boxwood a try this month. For more inspiration, visit our Color Focus Boards on Pinterest. You can find your local MMSMP retailer here or shop online here. Make sure you’re sharing all of your Boxwood and Marzipan projects with us all month long on social media too. We love seeing what you’re creating!