We have all had clients that WANT to add color to their homes with paint but are fearful. For some it's because they have trouble "seeing" how color can change their living space. For some, it's that they don't want the hassle or disruption of the process....remove items from the wall, spackle, sand, move furniture etc. etc.
With color consultations I work at overcoming these and other objections but sometimes the hurdles are are pretty high.
Here's a simple, quick and non-invasive solution that can be used for in many different applications. COLOR BLOCKING. Often color blocking refers to whole walls or multiple blocks of color, like this famous art by, Piet Mondrian.
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For this client the blocking is one simple and neutral color in a butler's pantry. She wanted something on that far wall to distract from all of the stuff in this space, but she didn't want to clean out this large pantry completely to add color.
We found a piece of wall art that the client already owned and wasn't using. Careful, proportional measurements were important but not difficult. This paint color is used throughout her home so it helps tie the rooms together and she already had the paint. The key to making this treatment look professional is the edge detail. After removing the painter's tape I used a straight edge and a painting pen to finish the "raw" edge. I chose a gold pen due to the frame of the wall art. She loves the look and is pleased that it was quick and simple.
I have used this treatment over kitchen sinks where there is no window, at the end of hallways and on focal walls.
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