Monday, July 20, 2009

All About Paint

I recently helped a client warm up her jewelry store, All About Diamonds. The store itself was very pretty but it felt cold and what little color they had already accented with just wasn't popping.

So I recommended we take that deep purple from the stools and the accent glass tiles in the floor and cover her already faux painted walls with it and then faux once again on top of that.

She was very tenative but trusted me (I have worked with her on her own home). After only getting one wall painted her customers were coming in and falling in love with her new wall, at which time, she finally full heartedly was committed.

This fabulous color is Sherwin Williams Plum Brown #6272, which we then fauxed with a silvery/gold finish to soften the color and make the walls shimmer.

Paint makes all the difference, don't be scared, try a bold color.


DesignTies said...

Perfect, Marie!! Now her jewelry cases draw your eye, as they should! And before I didn't notice the little stools... now I do.
Great job!
Victoria @ DesignTies

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks richer and the stools absolutely pop now - bringing the wall color out into the showroom. She had touches of the color already (like that picture where you painted the sample), but that was the "safe" route. So glad to see she jumped in and took your advice!

Bowe On Interior Design Painting said...

That deep purple really brings some life back into store. Excellent choice.

I am right on track with you -- go bold when it comes to colors. Colors can often make or break any room. And most of the time, bold colors give it life, character and appeal.

Very nicely done..