And I quote this client “I have painted my dining room about 4 times and my living room twice – (lets just say an attempt to work with a designer that failed - I have spend a small fortune on samples and a trip with a designer and the house still feels disjointed..."
I so understand this dilemma.
These wall colors are nice. They are soft, play well; you might say they keep conversations light, but sometimes nice feels shallow, empty, and non-committal. Nice is often attributed to anything and everything that does not offend, stands out, or creates conflict. How many times have you been somewhere and commented about something not being quite right, only to be met with, "but it's nice." OK, so it is nice and unusable, nice and ill prepared, nice and boring. I get it. "Nice" covers a multitude of sins by making us feel guilty for wanting what ever it is to be more than, right for, perfect yet. In all the years working with clients, one thing I know is for sure: color can be nice, but if it does not feel right, personal, or express our inspirations and aspirations, it's not magical, it des not sing. Here is the deal: it’s not that the current colors (Devine Honey and Glass) are wrong, they are indeed, nice. But in this case, they don’t capitalize on the colorful self-expression and qualities this home has with art, fabrics, and accessories. I am not going play nice. I am going to create bold expressions of color and contrast to make this environment sing out loud, so it can be more than, right for, perfect yet. The walls need pop, snap, and sizzle so that white moldings and existing colors become even brighter. This means we have to go strong, assertive, and confident…
Option A: Devine Colors like Devine Cayenne, Blush, Orangutan, Café, Lion with ceiling colors like Devine Sand, Peanut, or Almond as a dining room accent will make the space fill up with warmth and color. I recommend Devine Delicate Sheen for both walls and ceilings.
Option C: Bold statement with Devine Tide, Swell, Iguana, Mantis or Cactus on walls with Devine Birch, Butter, or Bamboo on ceilings. I recommend Devine Delicate Sheen for both walls and ceilings.
Answer me this:
If option A is not nice, it's_________________
If Option B is not nice, it's ____________________
If Option C is not nice, it's ____________________
Remeber these words next time you are painting a color!