I have written here before about the power of paint. It’s amazing what a different color can do to totally transform a space and make it look new. A recent e-decorating client contacted me for help with choosing the paint colors for her home. When working on the living room colors, we not only had the wall color to consider, but also all of the trim work and built in wall shelves. The previous owners had all of the trim in a stained wood finish, and my client was looking for a change. She suggested painting out all of the trim white, and I was right there with her. I knew we would make a great team, because I was about to suggest the same thing. We all love a great before and after, right? Here is a before shot of the living room, with the furniture from the previous owners:
And here are the after photos, with the new paint:
I love how the nook is lighter and brighter! The painters did a phenomenal job covering the dark wood. It looks like a new space. The wall color is Classic Gray, the trim throughout the room and bookshelves is White Dove and the back of the bookshelves is Dragon’s Breath, all by Benjamin Moore. I am looking forward to working on the design for this room! It will be fun to pick accessories for the shelves that will pop against the painted backdrop. A big thanks to my client for letting me share these photos!
What have you painted lately that has transformed your space? I would love to see photos- I’ll post them on my blog!
Wow the room is so much brighter! I am a huge proponant of paint, I just re-did our guest bathroom by re-painting it and it looks like a whole new room. Paint really change anything!
Becky Cowen says
love your color selections! i plan on using white dove on my trim throughout my house as well 🙂
Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies says
Paint does miracles! And the best part! It's just paint!
The space looks entirely different, new and bright!
Whitney @ Drab to Fab Design says
What an awesome space your client has in their home! The paint definitely brightens it up!
Tiffany Leigh Interior Design says
The white looks fab! Much brighter and more contemporary.