I had the recent pleasure of consulting (online) for a California couple seeking a happy new perspective on their living area. Lighten, brighten, spruce it up we must- bring the California sun indoors!
When I heard they were shooting for a Hollywood Regency style with splashes of bright blue, pink, and yellow my ears perked up like my 3 year old’s when notified he’s headed for an ice cream shop.
Here is their living area-
They are interested in this look and feel (love it!)-
To put it lightly, I’m a fan of gray, but in this case I think we should steer clear. The room doesn’t get a lot of natural light and the long dark wall feels, well, a little sad (at least for now).
I feel a light tan, with yellow undertone coming on… for the majority of the room. It will relate to the yellow tones throughout the home without being a match, and keep things bright.
Next- let’s move the accent wall to the walls behind the couch and TV. Side note- furniture, decor, window treatments will be changing- so we have sort of a blank slate (love this too). The accent walls will act as an anchor for the seating area and add a minimal but vibrant splash of color (which they’ll incorporate throughout the room with artwork, decor, etc…).
We even discussed adding a pearl finish on top of the neutral paint color to glam things up a bit- though the rough wall surface poses a challenge…
So here’s what I came up with, 2 different color directions with furniture and decor ideas to inspire the beginning of a whole new look…