Client story: “We wanted more color…”

My clients moved into this small house in Portland as an interim until their new home was finished. Their problem: how to spiff up and personalize a boring beige house without spending a lot of money. Their solution: fresh paint in a variety of colors.

They had big ideas, but like many people, they lacked the confidence to choose bolder colors that would work well together and with their furnishings. The project was fun because several of the rooms can be seen at one view; we wanted the eye to enjoy both the flow and the separate spaces.

From LR to hall to BR

Here’s the client’s response:

“Oh my god it looks great- the cayenne on the LR wall, the hallway which has turned from a dark grey tunnel to a shaft of sunlight, the periwinkle in the kitchen. The cinnamony bathroom connects perfectly with the dusty plum bedroom and the green, green tile. It’s amazing to stand where you can see the cayenne, periwinkle, straw yellow, and dusty plum in one eyeful. It’s such a quirky little house, this paint job really suits it. The painters are in heaven–the head guy said, ‘This is the coolest place I ever painted. I need to get a picture of me here!’ ”

(Caveat: it was a challenge to capture the true colors on camera.  The lime green bathroom tile doesn’t show up well in the photos and the periwinkle kitchen reproduced too poorly to share here …)

Master bath (imagine lime green tile floor)

Cassandra's study

Hall and guest bath

If you’d like more color in your life, but feel timid about choosing hues that will look as good on the wall as they do on the paint chip, I can help. Email or call me at (360) 314-2467 about a consultation.

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