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Small space? Paint it bright and dark

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:15 AM
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by (Rachel) last modified Mar 22, 2011

I recently did a consultation during which we discussed the merits of painting small spaces. Take guest bathrooms for instance. They are small. They are often windowless (read: dark). They are generally not rooms in which you spend too much time lingering, right?  image so urce Well, unless you have some excellent reading materials to peruse... So why not stop fighting against these space's inherent characteristics, and instead, embrace them? image source Powder rooms- often called Jewel boxes for their saturated bright colors, can be beautiful. Likewise, so can other spaces.  image source Take this lovely fuchsia room featured on House of Turquoise . Love it, love it love it. Would I have the guts to paint one of my own rooms this saturated hue? Realistically, probably not. But it's pretty cool, right? My one request would be more balance between the warm and the cool. My eyes are starved for a respite from the overwhelming warmth of the colors, and keep jumping to the stripe of turquoise on the pillow. Maybe a green leafy plant, or teal throw rug?   image source Luckily, this space is virtually surrounded by the cooling effects of aqua. So really, it's a burst of color in an otherwise super chill space.






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