An email from Vincent,
I can tell a lot of thought was put into the Indiana Project house. Everything from keeping the color scheme flowing to installing the recessed can lights in the perfect spots. I could go on, lol. One question though…If this was your house what paint colors would you keep or not, and what rooms would you use more bold colors in?
Thank you for your compliments about the Indiana Project, its a great feeling to put something out there and receive positive feedback!
If the Indiana house was my own I would’ve made a lot of different choices and not just in the color department. But you’ve asked about color and I’m happy to oblige.
The first change that comes to mind is the half bath. I like the idea of half bath that is either bold in color or bold in pattern. Here is the half bath from the Indiana house painted Benjamin Moore’s Winter Lake,
While Winter Lake is a lovely color, I probably would’ve gone darker maybe something with a little more gray in it.
Or maybe a graphic wallpaper with or without wainscoting,
or maybe a different color all together, this looks like one of those great eggplant/brown colors that seems to change throughout the day
Canadian House & Home
The bedrooms would be another change. Bedrooms are pretty personal but at the Indiana house we didn’tÂ know who would live there so I went with a neutral white with a hint of beige called Soft Chamois (Benjamin Moore). Boring if you ask me but I had to remain neutral. I personally like a lot of wispy grays and a hint of blue so that’s what the master would’ve been. A second bedroom for my little DC (almost 3 yrs old) probably would’ve been painted a light aqua color and the last bedroom for guests would’ve been guided by fabric and bedding choices.
The walk throughÂ closet at the Indiana house was also Soft Chamois but if it were my closet IÂ probably would’ve painted itÂ something moreÂ fun. The closet in the master bedroom at Bungalow 404 was Benjamin Moore’s Mink which is a dark chocolate brown.Â A charcoal gray would also be a fabulous choice for a walk in I think or itÂ couldÂ be a place to try out some great wallpaper too.
Carrie’s closet on Sex in the City
And this might be a surprise considering I lamented over it so much but I wouldn’t have painted the front door yellow. I would’ve installed a much more expensive door and had it stained for a more timeless look.
I could go on Vincent but I’m going to endÂ it here. Congratulations to you and your wife on the purchase of your house. There are lots of opportunities to customize your new space.
Paint and new light fixtures are going to go a long way in your new place! I think we are probably in agreement that the floral wallpaper has gotta go in the powder room! Have you got any suggestions for Vincent?
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