Friday, December 15, 2006

Create Detail With Color

Don't be afraid of color. In this home I used a palette of 6 colors in this one room. Note the arch around the fireplace, the area inside the arch, the walls are a different color as well. The ceilings were all painted a paler version of the golden green used on the walls...

Another color was used on the columns to the right of the built in bookshelves. The bookshelves are a golden tone where as the columns are a deep olive. Using color to show off archetectural detail will give depth and visual interest to your room.

here you can see how the ceiling color interacts with a slightly richer tone of wall color.
This wall needed some accents but we did not want it to overwhelm the window treatments or the focal point of the fireplace. We kept it simple.