Interior Design by Maria Killam (another pic of the wall colour we specified)
Today I’m sharing a simple eDesign consultation for a new wall colour so you can get a sense of what the process looks like.
So first, we need photos, taken in good natural light, without flash, AND most important with a piece of white paper placed somewhere on the hard finishes so we can see the neutral undertones and how white, off-white or cream they are.
As you can see in the following photos, our client took great photos so we could see the primary undertones in her hard finishes.
She wanted a new, lighter, overall main neutral wall colour. In her questionnaire, she explained that her existing paint colours felt dingy and dated (below):
Photos taken for eDesign
After we received her photos and questionnaire, these were my recommendations, sent via a power point presentation:
Notice the chip on the screen looks much pinker than what it looks like on the walls (above). It will alway look darker on a computer screen or the small paint chip in your hand.
She also wanted to paint her fireplace. So we gave her two options:
And here’s the finished room (the fireplace treatment is still yet to be decided).
My client did a nice job of styling the room, I liked the upholstered pink beige linen ottoman (below right) and the pillows that pick up the wall colour and repeat the blue in the room!
You can also see that the new paint colour, SW Patience relates nicely to the hard finishes in her bar area (above left).
Here’s another picture of a similar colour in a project I completed for a client a few years ago:
Interior Design by Maria Killam
Isn’t it amazing how a room will just feel “right” when the colours are properly coordinated?
Rather than ignore or fight with the pink undertones in her finishes, she took our recommendation to paint the walls a very pale and current pink beige which looks just so pretty with all of her blue accents.
Almost any shade of blue will give a fresh look to pink beige hard finishes. My sisters kitchen is currently being painted blue and her existing cabinets have a glazed pink beige undertone. It’s looking beautiful so far!
If you’d like help choosing the right paint colour for your home, go here.
To see the rest of our eDesign services go here.
Learn how to choose the right colour and see colour online in my Specify Colour with Confidence events coming up this Fall!
If you have any questions about this process please post a comment below!