Sophisticated Paint Colors and a Few Sweet Upgrades

Fresh, but not cold.  Sophisticated, but not formal.  Updated.  Welcoming.  Interesting.  This is how many of my clients describe the overall look they want for their homes.

austere gray

 

The lady of this house isn’t afraid of color, but wasn’t completely satisfied with her previous paint color selections:

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before 

 

We chose a more subtle and sophisticated paint color palette, and it turned out beautifully. Other changes include a new rug, painted buffet, and this gorgeous butterfly art from Merridian Home Furnishings.

paint color palette

after 

 

The entry before:

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before 

 

Now the entry boasts a fresher wall color, new hardwood up the stairs, and a new classic entry light fixture.

entry

 after

 

Her husband’s office needed an injection of color, too.  This is the room before the change:

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before 

The result is more sophisticated and masculine, at the same time.

blue office

after 

Painting the back of the bookcase white, rather than wall color, makes it look more solid.

austere gray entry

after

 

The master bedroom was a bold red.  Pretty passionate, but it might be difficult to sleep in here!

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 after

 

She asked for a peaceful, beach-inspired feeling.  I think she got it, don’t you?  New bedding, an upholstered headboard, and the classic upgrade:  wood flooring makes this space feel like a beachside retreat.

arctic gray blue bedroom

after

Fresh, but not cold?  Check!  Sophisticated, but not formal?  Check!  Updated, welcoming, interesting? I think so.  What do you think about the changes?

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Sherry
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Sherry

As usual, it is perfect. Are you able to share the colors you selected?

Ann C
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Ann C

Very nice!

lynda dunham-watkins
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So fresh and crisp… Love the colors. What are the wall colors for the dining room and entry?

Max
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As always, job well done, Kristie! I love the wood stairs! It makes a huge difference and would be so much easier to clean it! I’m always amazed what a difference paint and wood can make!

Lisa
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Lisa

Love the dining room. By simply removing the shades on the chandelier, made it more sophisticated and interesting. Lightening the room by removing the hutch is also a good idea. I like all of it!

Heidi
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Heidi

Very nice! The rooms look calming and inviting!

Diane
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Diane

The house looks amazing. You were dead on re the bookcase. It bothered me in the before pic, but I couldn’t figure out why. Now I know lol.

I would’ve kept some sort of mirror in the entry. That way you can give yourself one last quick look on the way out, and guests can do it on their way in.

Karena
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Kristie I love your changes, so fresh and inviting!
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Cindy
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Cindy

In the bedroom is the same color on the ceiling as the walls ?

jeannie casey
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jeannie casey

nice paint in entry.

Jenny B.
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Very nice. Love the office. I’m partial to blue, though. 🙂 Love the stairs too. How difficult (or expensive) is it to go from carpet to wood?

~Syl
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~Syl

Beautiful, stunning, every gal”s dream! Well maybe not every girl but this one just loves it Kristie!!!! Gotta know the color choices and perhaps you listed them so I will have to go back and read the script! It”s eye candy and you, as always did a fabulous job my friend!!!!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

Looks really lovely Kristie – you are superwoman!

AB
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AB

I love it!!!!

Cathy
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Cathy

I love all these changes. Where did you get the light fixture in the foyer? Do you think it would work with 9 foot ceilings? Thanks.

Christine S
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Christine S

Hi Kristie,

What color did you paint the hutch, I love it!

Paula Van Hoogen
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Paula Van Hoogen

I have the urge to say this, Kristie:

“YOU HAVE GOT IT GOIN’ ON GIRL!”

Always there with the right stuff….;).