Just finished a paint color consultation for a lovely lady who attended one of my decorating presentations. Upon entering her condo, I could see she had exquisite taste. However, her walls were white and she longed for some color. Forgot to bring my camera, but I am returning to take “before” and “afters” so I can show you what the actual paint colors look like on her walls and trim.
When I walked into her living room, something wasn’t right. Although she had beautiful furnishings, the one side of the room had dark brown accessories ,and a couch paired with two striped chairs which also had a fair amount of brown in them. On the other side, she had a very sleek Scandinavian Danish style entertainment center, very yellow-orange undertones. The room was not balanced.
I continued throughout the home and noticed that she had a lot of earth toned colors – greens, browns, and tans and she wanted a muted tan or beige color for her walls. She mentioned that she might like to try an accent color in a darker color at the top of her steps.
I gave her my color test and it reinforced that she liked very muted colors. After determining the saturation of color she wanted, I showed her a few colors I thought would go beautifully with her furnishings and give a nice cohesive look. We decided to paint her condo in a favorite color of mine called Macadamia, Sherwin Williams #6142. In the niche and on the wall behind the Scandinavian- looking entertainment center , I moved down two chips on the same paint strip and used a color called Dapper Dan, SW 6144. Both colors have yellow-green undertones and complement the yellows and greens she has in her artwork, accessories and carpeting. She also hated her extra white glossy trim and doors and opted for a color I selected called Creamy, SW 7012 , to make them appear warmer and tie them in better to the wall colors.
I used the Sherwin-Williams Color Visualizer to show you what these colors would look like in a bedroom because I couldn’t find a living room that would truly give you the feel of all three colors. The wall behind the bed is Dapper Dan – the accent color; the wall behind the dresser is Macadamia, and the window trim and wainscoting is Creamy. Even this picture doesn’t give you enough of the difference in the colors that well.
|Colors: Dapper Dan on Back Wall; Macadamia on Wall Behind Dresser; Creamy on Trim|
Can’t wait to see how this turns out because I know that the Dapper Dan will definitely balance the living room by bringing a dark accent color to the other side of the room. Stay tuned for the results! If you need some help finding balance in your rooms or creating a certain feeling in your home, contact me for a consultation. I do both on-line and in-person paint color selecting. It may save you a lot of money in the long run and help you balance your budget!