Sunday, November 18, 2012

Colours with Sherri

A few weeks ago, I met with Sherri at her new home to discuss painting over the colors.

During the color consult (or as Sherri would write, colour consult), we talked about the flow of the space, went over some inspiration photos, and discussed Sherri's overall style.

Sherri felt that her space was very disjointed and she wanted to pull it together to make it feel seamless. Like the rooms were really supposed to flow into each other. But most importantly she wanted to make it feel like she was living in her home.

So what did we do? I loved working with Sherri, she was actually a very easy client. She didn't know where to start, but with some guidance, she discovered what style and colors really spoke to her. After discussing her inspiration images from her homework assignment, we got started with her space.

The colors were bold, and varied wildly throughout her home. Here is a look at the "problem areas" inside:

Kitchen in red.

Dining room in shades of sea-foam green.

Bathroom in buttery yellow.

Main Bedroom in white-washed blue undertones
Sherri seems to favor shades of blue and green, in serene spa-like tones, she likes simple, yet classic furnishings. I would say her style is sleek-traditional-cozy.

She spent the last week painting swatches on 12"x12" foam core boards, and viewing them throughout the space. Here is the suggested scheme (all Benjamin Moore Paints):

From Left to Right: The Kitchen will be the third color down on the first strip, Harbour Town #493.

The Dining Room wainscoting will be painted the top of the second strip, Polar Frost #1506, with the rest of the room accented in the fifth down on the third strip: Baffin Island #243.

The Bathroom will be the third down on the forth strip, Grecian Green #507.

The primary bedroom color will be third down on the fifth strip, Pleasant Valley #696, with an accent wall in the 4th down on the last strip: del Mar Blue #704.

All of the painted trim in Sherri's home will be refreshed with Super White white.

I think the colors will flow nicely into one another and will give Sherri's space the makeover that will really feel like home.

Here is a close up of the swatches Sherri has painted and taped up on the walls:

Kitchen: Harbour Town #493

Dining Room: Baffin Island (#243) & Polar Frost (#1506)

Bathroom: Grecian Green (#507)

Bedroom: del Mar Blue (#704) & Pleasant Valley (#696)
What do you think? Are you a fan of Sherri's new scheme? I can't wait to see it when it is finished. In the meanwhile, Sherri and I will be working out furniture plan for her living room, and finding new pieces to fill in where need be.

Happy Designing!


  1. Too funny! A friend and her hubby have a new home, and we were all giving advice on Monday. She's going with a lot of slate-blue-greys.

  2. I like it! I'm about ready to paint the dining room again - you know, if we can ever get the upstairs floors done. :\ g