Decorating with Cockatoo

Make Your Spirits Soar
by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt
Butterfly Art hangs over a white sofa, room with Cockatoo accents
If you’re like me, spring can never start soon enough and I start fantasizing about spring along with the colors I plan to wear. One of my favorite colors to come out of the Pantone 2012 Spring color report is “cockatoo.” Cockatoo, a tactile blue-green, is sure to make your spirits soar. This unusual hue adds a whimsical touch to the palette and will surely make a statement this spring. You can have spring come early into your home by using this vibrant pastel in your decorating schemes.
Butterfly Painting for sale online
In the paintings over the couch, the butterflies flit across a light turquoise (cockatoo) summer sky and land on bamboo yellow and emberglow coral flowers. These pieces are done with archival watercolors on specially prepared canvas which gives gorgeous affects as the transparent watercolor has texture and luminosity. It would be at home in modern or traditional decors. Gold crackle frame is INCLUDED with this offer. ___________________________________________
Summer Butterfly Swirls by Miriam Schulman for sale on etsy
Title: Summer Butterfly Swirls
Size: 8x8in gallery wrapped Canvas
FRAME INCLUDED, 10×10″ gold crackle frame as shown, wired and ready to hang
Media: Watercolor on Canvas with acrylic varnish
Pantone Cockatoo Color swatch
Are you looking for a new paint color?
Colony Green by Benjamin Moore


I had my entire living room painted in this color and every person who came in would comment how soothing the room felt. Colony green is truly color therapy for your home. This color is a bit softer than the Pantone swatch making it easier to live with and work with other furnishings in your home. Think of it as an almost gray that has been tinted with a hint of blue and green. As David Kleinberg says in House Beautiful, “I grew up in a house that was all turquoise, and for years I couldn’t look at blue. But this color is so terrifically pretty and filled with joy — sort of like as if you were inside a robin’s egg looking out into the light. I’d use it in a bedroom with white lacquered trim, a four-poster bed lacquered white, and crisp white bed linens.”

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0 thoughts on “Decorating with Cockatoo”

  1. WOW, Miriam, this is a stunning photo showing your amazing paintings!!
    Thanks for including the Craft Cult treasury feature that Dallas Soap Company chose for their Etsy treasury!! I'm honor to be here.
    I love this blog . . . great article. You're a very good writer/blogger. Sharing with a smile!! Janet FB @janetlongarts

  2. I'm so excited you picked my favorite of all the new spring colors! It's just so vibrant… I kinda have it all over my apartment as it is, ha! Thanks again for featuring our necklace, your awesome!

  3. What a wonderful article! I love Cockatoo and think I'm going to try painting my bedroom with that Colony Green too! Thanks for also including my lampwork beads, which are in the Bohemian treasury. *Ü*

  4. Cockatoo is a winning color! It is so uplifting and free spirited.
    I am thrilled to learn about the Benjamin Moore's Colony Green paint color! I love this color…
    Thank you very much for including my cast iron fork and spoon wall art.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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