Selecting Exterior Colors for a 1920’s Bungalow in a Neighborhood that welcomes the quirky and unusual.
Refreshing your home’s surfaces with paint and fabric can yield a dramatic and remarkable “new” home.
We painted over light beige walls with sophisticated color to make if feel larger and to hightlight delightful details
When I suggested a very deep purple as an accent wall they were quite skeptical. I suggested the color as a perfect near-complement to the grayed sage greens. And also to accent the architecture.
Think how much more ordinary this home would appear without the deep taupe color in the foyer. When you arrive you enter a compressed area — an area of calm and containment that marks a landmark in your travel from the street up the walk to the home.
You don’t think color when you look at this kitchen — the cabinets are an oyster milk paint finish. In this view, only the island cabinet is a cobalt blue milk paint. But look from this angle and cobalt blue is a dominant color. The impact of the cobalt is heightened by its limited and dramatic use.
What a difference a coat of paint can make! The original knotty pine paneling made for a dreary non-descript stairway (see below). All we did was paint the paneling, the stair risers and freshen up the paint on the wrought iron railing.