Lately, I’ve been helping several clients update their staircases. You may not realize how much difference the right colors in the right places can make in helping your home feel current and fresh.
Here’s the “before” state of my client’s staircase and paint color scheme. Very dull and lifeless, no? The orange-toned oak looks a bit dated.
Before Color Consultation
By painting the dated oak, we cleaned up the staircase and eliminated the orangey color that was holding this room back. A new on-trend neutral gives just enough contrast to the updated staircase.
Here’s another “before” from a different angle:
There are times when just the handrail should be painted, or when an almost-black is a better choice than white or off-white. In this situation, I recommended painting the handrail, newel posts, and edge of the risers (the stairs are carpeted) the same color as the trim and spindle color.
I am finishing up preparations for my Benjamin Moore Color Class this Tuesday night (June 26th) at Kirkland Floor to Ceiling in Nashville. If you have signed up, I am looking forward to meeting you there! As of this writing, I have 2 spaces left – if you want to grab those make sure you click on the link to register at the top right hand side of this blog.