Oh I stumbled across a GREAT article last week- Warm looking rooms are painted in dark colors. Yes!!!
Here, fellow color consultant Barbara Pierce gives advice regarding the age-old paint related fear- “too dark?”. Give it a read, we’ll wait :)
Sometimes… you run across a piece so perfect, you couldn’t write better words. Even the photo is dead on.
With 5 years of consulting under my belt, I have come to believe, 100%, in the MAGIC of mid-tone paint colors. They are not dark, they are rich. That should be my one and only tagline, lol.
Very often clients get nervous and slide down the paint color strip, to the near off-white, watered down shade. Once the color is applied, it’s so light, there is sadly, zero impact.
It does not complement your wood tones, or balance darker furniture or accents, it just looks kind of… flat.
Don’t get me wrong, light colors can work in sunny climates like Florida and California… But in colder climates, prone to cloudy days, think of your local coffee shop.
Does a color palette come to mind? Taupe, chocolate brown, caramel, maroon, green, violet… The atmosphere makes you feel, well, warm!
A few years back, we shifted our entire living area, from a medley of high-maintenance wall and accent colors, to one, simple, mid-tone taupe. Since then, many people have asked, “Why does your house look so much better?”.
The improved backdrop color, which somehow diminishes our 90’s wood finish, has made all the difference in the world.
From froth to espresso- yes you can. Go for it readers! Call me, I’ll be your coach.
(thank you West Elm & Benjamin Moore for the photos)