I worked briefly with a family in Charlotte, NC who had just moved in to a new home. You might remember the inspiration for their family room design. They had moved a few times over the last few years because of careers and had found that they always moved from an unfinished house. They had ideas and aspirations about what they could do to the houses they’d lived in but never got anything accomplished. They wanted cohesiveness and something they could finally call finished.
When they bought the house there were some pretty unattractive paint colors in play, electric blue ceilings and walls, teal and lots of drab tan. They hired a painter and it was time to select colors. The Charlotte family’s home is a traditional five bedroom, three and half bath home with a vaulted ceiling in the entry, formal living and dining rooms and a family room. The client decided to let their funny and charming 10 year old daughter have some creative control over the color of her room–she chose a vibrant stem green color on the color wheel.
In addition to the daughter’s pick, I also took in to consideration the Client’s and six year old son’s shared love for Star Wars and their full intention to purchase a Death Star fathead for the wall in his room.
The Client was really open, there were very few colors that they did not want and those were easily avoidable. I wanted to neutralize and brighten some of the rooms, eliminate all of the tan for fresher warm whites and grays and eliminate the other ridiculous existing colors.
This is what resulted,
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