Choosing paint colors is daunting for anyone (so many choices! such a permanent decisions!). So every now and then, I try to pull together a palette that speaks to me -- and explain why it works so well in a room. This month, I'm loving the above combination.
This palette started with Purple Heliotrope -- a plummy color that so many people gravitate towards but that isn't always truly livable. In order to make it appropriate for a room, you need Seal (a charcoal gray) to ground it a little. Bayou (a sage green) and Sharkey Gray (a pale gray neutral) let purple become the accent color, and allow you to use it with confidence.
In this case, I think of Sharkey Gray like the friend-in-common who connects two people that would otherwise be strangers. It works with the purple and the green individually, and pulls everything together in a cohesive way. It also works beautifully as an unexpected ceiling color.