Thursday, March 31, 2011

Behind the Scenes - Paint Choices

Now that we have fabric has been chosen, as well as accent chairs and some accessories (we'll see those fully in the final reveal) we can look at putting together some paint colour options.
Overall, we're looking to create a calmer and warmer feel in the space compared to the brighter blue on the walls currently. With neutral tones in fabric and wood, we want to continue that onto the walls and inject colour through the accessories that will fill the room in the end.
The sofa is a grey/beige, the chairs a dark chocolate - a nice contrast to the sofa and loveseat. The flooring at the base of the stairs and into the hall is a terracotta tile with some grey/beige in it too. So to tie this colour into this room (it's very open to it) we will choose something with a grey/beige undertone and use some accessories to inject some of that terracotta colour into this room as seen in the accent fabrics above.

When choosing a neutral colour, it's important to access larger colour chips and layer them. By doing so, you will immediately recognize which colours are the right tone and which are not. In our example of colours we choose below, it becomes evident which are more yellow and which are more pink. Our goal is a neutral grey/beige ... and the winner is the top colour - Benjamin Moore HC 172 Revere Pewter. In the rooms lighting, it has jut enough grey to make it work with our sofa fabric without being too beige.
Off to get the painting started!
Happy decorating!