I repeat this statement often, but it always remains my #1 inspiration to continue with Color Zen >
Used in the right ways, wall paint is a miracle worker.
Last week, a client sent me photos of her completed paint-over. She owns a lovely suburban home but was struggling with a sea of beige from last decade. Lack of contrast issues. We specified a warm gray and an off black for some built-in shelves surrounding the tan stone fireplace. The off black was a leap of faith.
I knew it would be a big change, but the results were even better than anticipated. Instant modernization! I can’t wait to go style her shelves next week.
Through the years, I have tucked away wall paint tricks that seem to prove themselves over and over. Here are some of our FAVORITES-
1. Do not live with your outdated mantel one more day ;) Sometimes we are fearful, but let me tell you… a coat of white, black, or even a color, will clean the lines like no other. Not sure what color? Would love to help.
2. Avoid awkward floor to wall transitions by painting your floor trim white. Does not mean you must paint all woodwork white. The white trim provides a happy division and opens up wall color possibilities immensely.
4. Sherwin Williams neutrals can be scaled beautifully. Did you know you can have Sherwin paint colors mixed at percentages like 75%. The percentage scales the pigments mixed into the paint base. I use this trick ALL the time. It solves the too light/too dark push and pull.
5. Add one dark moment. Often when clients can’t figure out why their room is falling flat, it’s lack of contrast. I love to add one dark moment with paint somewhere in the home. Powder room, dining room, closet, even a furniture piece. Provides drama in the best sense.
6. Add special effects. Who knew stenciling could rebirth into the most minimal, modern beauty? Stamping, stenciling, and two-toning can uplift your room for pennies. Wallpaper effect without the labor or commitment. Pinterest is a dream for inspiration.
Now go have some fun* Cheers readers!
(thank you Pinterest for the never-ending image source/inspiration)