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Monday, March 9, 2009

Intense Color

For many years the trend has been neutral neutral neutral. The apparent mantra being "color makes a room feel smaller"----I am so glad that people are throwing out that old and boring adage and diving head first into bold, warm, deep, cooling or bright colors! I recently was perusing the House Beautiful "Ultimate Color Issue" and was oohing and ahhing at every page. Here are a few of the fantastic inspirational and aspirational images for you to mull over....
I love the warmth and coziness which this room exudes, the chocolate color almost melts in your mouth. I particularly love Farrow & Ball "Wainscot" #55

This light and lovely yellow lifts up a long hallway which may have felt closed in and dark if it were not for this perfect use of color. I particularly like Benjamin Moore's Aura Series "Soleil" AF-330. It may not be as deep as this one so you may like Farrow & Ball's "Citron" #74 as well

Not everybody would recommend black but you will notice that they have not painted the whole wall black, creating punches of non color, making the room a spot to highlight unique pieces of furniture and art.
The brilliant use of layered colors, Cool Blue on the walls (try Benjamin Moore Aura Series "Schooner" AF-520) the white washed floors (try Farrow & Ball "White Tie" #2002, tell your painter to use it as a glaze) the Vibrant Orange painted medallions on the floor (try Benjamin Moore " Brilliant Amber" #161) and the Faux Painted Burlwood door frame set off the upholstery, drapery and artwork with a sense of whimsy. I feel such a draw to this room and beyond.


The Painterman said...

We recently decorated a large home,the pics can be seem on our video on our site

The house as you'll see has some amazing natural light coming in.

I'm looking forward to seeing if they've place a large picture over the fireplace.
Given the ceiling height is over 10ft you'll get an idea how big the fireplace is!

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