I was telling a story about colors and designer in my last blog posts, and comments revived one other story about pretty much the same subject.
When we bought our condo in Ponce Inlet, we had some experience working with well-known designer Michelle McCarthy. It wasn’t just a hobby for her; she had her BA in design, and traveled the world mastering her eye…
She helped us with colors of our office and She was excellent when it came to colors. When we bought a condo in Ponce Inlet, we asked her to help. I had a photo from Architectural Digest, and asked her to replicate the colors.She said that the color wasn't the one she personally would have chosen, but I wanted it... If this were for resale, I would follow her advice, but this was for us, and for as long as my wife could tolerate it, we were OK with the color from the magazine.
There was one contrast wall, and I loved that terracotta color, especially in combination with “olive” color of other walls. She gave me the swatches and I did not believe it was even close to the picture. I got chutzpah telling her that it looked very different from the one in the magazine.
She told me to shut up, paint and then tell her whether she was wrong or not. And she smiled…
We painted; it was exactly the color I wanted. I apologize, and she smiled again.
P.S. We did a few remodelling projects after it. We could do a lot of things, make people say "wow" every time... but we never learned how to pick colors. Glad we have designers with the right eye for that.
P.S. This is added after initial posting. Of course, it makes sense to put a picture, but every camera distorts color in some way, and I was afraid of it. This one is close, still I believe it is oversaturated, but, I am afraid, it is never a cigar :)