Welcome to Growing Green Colors


The overwhelming response to Sally Fretwell’s book, “Growing Green”, which became the inspiration for this website, “Growing Green”.   This site is designed  to give you some flavor for the book “Growing Green” and perhaps enable yo to see the value of the Power of Color in nature.

Thank you for stopping in to view just some of the pictures and content found my book “Growing Green“.  The impetus for this book was the over whelming requests from my clients for more natural color paints both in and outside their homes.  Over 25 years of color consulting, developing NOVOC paints, owning my own paint lines and stores, has prompted me to help write several books on this subject.

Lets get started and look at some of my most popular paint colors and just where they came from.  In some cases you may see a small square with the paint color from that picture.  Have fun..

Sally Fretwell has been consulting, both nationally and internationally for over 20 years,  Sally can be found at the contacts page above, or you can go to Sallyfretwell.com and learn all about Sally’s Color history.


Natural Colors

Gowing Green

Going Green is a paint color that has been very popular and now you know just where it came from.  That’s right! It came from nature like many of the colors you will find in my selections.  Pay close attention to the paint colors you will find in many of the images in my books, “Growing Green” and “The Power of Color”.  You will notice they come from nature and I have especially blended each color over the years to accommodate the tastes of my clients.  Many of my clients desire a special color that requires hand mixing to achieve just the right saturation and hues for their particular situation.  Sally Fretwell was one of the very first to design “No VOC” paints and “No VOC” paint colors for people with allergies. Sally Fretwell’s book, Growing Green followed her book “Power of Color” which also promotes bringing natural colors into your life.

Classical Colors

Siena & SunDrench

Often I am asked to reproduce colors my clients have seen in other parts of the world and they will show me pictures of their interests.  As shown below we have two very successful Tuscan paint colors, that are faded tones that look beautiful together inside a home.  Please take a moment to study the colors and begin to realize that when blending and mixing the right formulas for the final colors it requires experience in the depth of the color you are trying to match.  Many formal dinning rooms and living rooms employ these exact colors to add warmth and reflect the beauty in the clients furniture.   Sally Fretwell’s book, “Growing Green” followed her book “Power of Color” which also promotes bringing natural colors into your life. Colors that draw in the natural sunlight can make all the difference in how your home feels.

Visit Sally at Sallyfretwell.com  and see all of the paint colors she has developed.


Work With a Professional


Sally Fretwell’s book, “The Power of Color” is another excellent book on colors that demonstrates the same natural colors found in nature with rich architecture. When you have looked at the images here, you may wish to go to the “Power of Color” book site to see  even more colors.  Sally’s great strength is her ability to match colors and more importantly, develop colors based upon her clients wishes.  Many of these colors are born out of just such client interactions.  Contact Sally for more information.

Power of Color



Please enjoy some of the actual pictures from my book, Growing Green.  Below you will see just a few of the many pictures and paint colors I have developed over the years for my clients,  in my own paint stores, as well as used in “Pittsburgh and Porter Paints”.

We create natural colors for the World


By finding the very colors in nature, Sally has developed over 300 different paint colors in various shades and hues to make the colors warm, comfortable and inviting.  Sally Fretwell consults on color and space all over the world.  Many times it is not so much the color but the type of finish and the particulates used to make the paint.  Ever wonder why the paint chips don’t look like the paint you just bought?  Or worse even though you matched one paint using a photo synthesizer at the paint store to another it looks horribly different when you put it on the wall or trim.  Commercial, residential, hospitals, clinics, offices, restaurants, and a few celebrities are all part of her world.  Too see a much larger repertoire of her paint colors go to “Colors” at Sallyfretwell .com.  Take a look at some of her other books.

Sally’s Colors

Sally can help you with any project