It’s another chilly morning here in Nashville. We even saw a bit of snow yesterday, which is unheard of before Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect day to share my client’s warm and cozy bedroom makeover.
cozy reading spot
I’ve always thought it would be dreamy to have a fireplace in my bedroom! This bedroom is part of the same home I featured earlier in the week, and the fireplace is made of the same stone you saw in that living room. Here’s a before photo of the room:
I must tell you: the first thing I wanted to do was get the yellow color off the ceiling – I hated the way the trim chopped the color in half and made the whole wall look like a FACE (can you see that???) I think it’s looking at us! You’ll see the difference in a minute, but let’s talk about the paint color first. The paint color I initially specified for this room was a grayed brown that looked heavenly with the fireplace.
But in the end, my client felt it was too gray for her personal taste. With a little tweaking, we chose a similar color but with a bit more green and gold. This color met the needs of the room – to enhance the fireplace stone, as well as the needs of the client – to live her spirits on a cold winter’s day.
My goal as a paint color consultant is to find the “paint color sweet spot.” That means identifying the colors that will work best in a given space, then finding just the right one that makes the client’s heart sing. That can be a challenging task, but I aim to please! Here’s an after photo of this cozy bedroom:
The wall color still has the hint of gold that my client loves, but this version works so much better with the fireplace. And it makes the wood in the room look richer. In areas where there is less light, it appears more green as you can see in this photo:
The new fabrics we chose for the chair upholstery, bed pillows and curtains look so beautiful in this peaceful, cozy bedroom. And just in case you are wondering, this color is NOT the same as the color we chose for the great room on the other side of this wall – but the color transitions beautifully from that space into this one. I know it’s difficult to tell in photographs, but this color is less gold and more green than the color in the great room. And I really hope you notice how the change in color placement (all white above the trim) makes the architecture look so much better. Bye, bye, FACE!
Every room is different, and every client is different. That’s why it’s so important to create custom paint palettes that address the unique needs of both. One size does not fit all! Here’s one more before photo of the bed:
Keeping the bedding neutral allowed the pillow fabrics to take center stage. Notice how the new lampshades update the lamps, too.
updated bedding and lamps
Here’s a hint: If you have white bedding, make sure your lampshades are white. If the bedding is cream, the lampshades should be cream. That simple tip can really pull a bedroom together so that it doesn’t feel a bit “off.”
If you want to learn how to choose the paint color that makes YOUR heart sing, find out more about my Color Workshop Video.