Friday, November 25, 2011

Making Existing Colors Work

Turkeys roating with celery to help season
Celery--perfect food related to Thanksgiving prep; color of the day.

A client that just remodeled her kitchen called me over to consult with her about changing the colors in her home.  The color that is staying is Sherwin Williams Celery.  Benjamin Moore's equivalent is Sweet Caroline 478 which another client coincidentally recently used as her great room color. 
BM Sweet Caroline 478

The kitchen remodel client's Celery is in the staircase and upper story hallway.  It posed a challenge; The foyer can handle a medium color depth (value), so we compared darker, grayer off-whites and other greens to Celery.  Nothing flowed.  Until.....

As a way to connect the rooms, and after a process of elimination of finding the right color to do the job, I showed my client how the trim color for the living room and hallway to the kitchen, Benjamin Moore's Elephant Tusk OC-8, is the tie into the foyer walls.  Placing it next to the Celery made the foyer unite the ajoining room and stairwell, but also meld into the space.  In order to set the off- white apart, we chose a lighter trim color for the foyer, Cloud White OC-130.

Have you run into a set back of finding a color to work with an exisiting color that you don't want to change?  You most likely don't have to change everything.  If you are stuck, call me for a consulting appointment to ~make color personal~ for your home.

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