Today I put together a whole-house paint scheme I like to see how all the colors would look together. Kind of a paint color test drive. I wanted to try it out "virtually" and see how the colors flowed together. So I chose this adorable little house and floor plan... TheDomesticHeart.com
Paint is relatively cheap, easy to apply, and makes a big impact. The hardest thing about paint? Picking colors! It's hard to even know where to begin, but I know I want a subdued, neutral/natural feel, with colors that flow from room to room. Since I don't have the house yet, I've been experimenting digitally with paint colors. Last week I created a whole house paint scheme that was soothing and sophisticated. I really like it, but this time I wanted to go for something just a little…
"This is on a single wall in my galley kitchen. That way you don't feel like you just fell into a berry smoothie. Violet draws out a higher consciousness, so they say, because it's nearest to black. And it's simultaneously warm and cool, vibrant and relaxed, vintage and fresh. It makes me a mellow kind of happy." —Noelle Lake. Inspired AF-595 by Benjamin Moore
"Nothing is more soothing in a bedroom than this celestial blue. Pretty and fresh, it looks beautiful paired with virtually any color. I would put soft floral prints by Robert Kime or Bennison on the furniture. The room would feel like a garden, with the walls becoming the sky." —Allison Caccoma Benjamin Moore Regal Harbor Haze 2136-60
Yes, there is such a thing as a warm gray, so don't dismiss this hot neutral as too cold. It's been called the new brown and the new black, but New York City designer Jenny Wolf considers gray the new white. "It's a nice alternative to white," she says. "It's neutral. It's timeless."