A Colour Change For The Main Floor Of A Newer Home
This home is only a few years old, but the owners wanted to change the colours that were picked by the builder. We were first hired to change the dark walls of a room in the downstairs to a light grey colour to brighten it up. When they were ready to do more painting on the upper level of the home we were called back again.
The owners wanted to have a light and airy feeling. This was accomoplished by getting rid of the dark eggplant walls and painting out the spaces with the a light colour called Grey Owl.
Painting over the dark walls in the hallway and kitchen eliminated the dark and heavy feeling. To add a bit of interest in the kitchen the pantry door was painted a smoky blue colour.
The master bedroom had taupe colour walls with a pink undertone. We painted then in the same light grey colour and the owner requested a dark blue feature wall. The room looks very modern and classy. We had a little painting buddy who acted as supervisor for the project.
More after photos of the completed spaces.
A Change From Yellow To Modern Greige
The new owners of this house decided after living in it for a while that the yellow walls were not working for them. They hired us to repaint with a set of colours that were more suitable for their furnishings. They choose a lighter and darker version of a warm colour that could be described as very brown grey or as decoraters have dubbed it “greige”.
The two colours were used below and above the chair rail and the lighter colour carried through to the areas without the chair rail. It completely changed the feeling of the space. The new colours will not only work better with their furniture but also look good with the flooring.
From Dusty Rose To Shades Of Modern Grey
The upstairs living room, dining room, stairwell landing and hallway areas in this home were in their original 1990’s dusty rose colour. The homeowner wanted to re-paint in a modern colour scheme. It’s hard to tell from the photos but the lighter wall colour is a very soft grey. The darker storm grey colour works as a nice contrast. The spaces look very current and elegant.
The tray ceiling in the dining room has four levels to it, all of which were originally painted in the dusty rose. To add some interest to the layers we painted the two bottom levels in the dark storm grey and the two upper levels in the light grey wall colour. The owner’s cat watche with curiousity while the painting was going on.
Small Rancher Renovation Painting
The owner of this newly purchased house was doing a renovation prior to moving in. The contractor hired us for the painting. The seller had put a coat of a grey paint on the walls to get it ready for sale. It was a silver grey with a cool undertone. The new owner wanted it re-painted in a warmer grey with a bit more depth to it.
We re-painted the baseboards, doors and trim work in a white with a slight yellow undertone. It still appears as white, but has a bit more warmth to it and keeps it from looking too stark.
The new colouring looks fresh and modern and goes well with the wood floors. The house is quite small. It looks more spacious without this dark red feature wall.
The new owner will be hanging a large television over the fireplace. They chose a dark charcoal grey for the front of the fireplace to help the t.v. blend into the wall.
This photo below on the left shows the original cooler grey wall colour (it runs down the hallway). The owner wanted it to be re-painted in a warmer grey. You can see it in the photo on the right. Even though much of the house had just been painted we had to do a lot of preparation work to get the surfaces looking smooth again. The walls, doors and trim work had suffered from years of bad paint jobs and poor attempts of patching.
Since we were going to be doing all the walls, doors and trim work the new owner had do the ceilings as well. If there’s ever a time to have them painted it’s now while the walls are being done and the added bonus of the house being empty. We tinted the ceiling paint to a warm off white colour. The older kitchen is getting a major update with new cupboards, counter tops and backsplash, along with our paint job. It looks great.
The pink bedroom was cute for the previous occupant, but was no longer needed by the new owner. It was painted out in the same grey as the rest of the house.
Interior Of Multi Level Home With A Loft
Former customers of ours were moving from Nanaimo to the lower mainland. We agreed to stay in their Maple Ridge home and paint it prior to them moving in. We fully painted the walls, doors and trim work on the main level and the upstairs. The current colour was a mid tone brown which the customer thought was too dark. We agreed as there is not a great deal of natural light throughout the home. We kept in the same tone of colour but went several shades lighter. The trim work and doors were quite a stark white. We painted them in a more pleasing warm white.
The photo below shows the colour change. It’s similar to the original colour but several shades lighter. The new owners wanted a brighter colour because some areas of the house do not get a lot of natural sunlight. a few areas of the house that don’t get a lot of natural sunlight.
Even though this home was only seven years old ihad a lot of wall damage. We did several days of preparation work before we could even start painting. The stairwell and entry way walls were particular beat up with marks, scratches and dings.
The two bedrooms upstairs were painted in a dark blue and a purple colour and unfortunately a poor job was done. The wall colour was up into the ceiling in many areas. We spot primed over areas of paint to ensure it wouldn’t bleed through and then applied two coats of ceiling paint to give them a fresh new look. The rooms definitely appeared larger after we painted them in the light taupe colour.
To keep the continuity throughout the house and for the ease of painting the owners had us paint the same taupe throughout all of the house. They wanted to ensure we could get all of the painting done in the window of time before they moved in. It’s faster to be able to move throughout the home painting with one colour than to have a number of colours.
Main Living Area Colour Change
The owners of this house had just recently purchased it. Some of the rooms were neutral colours that they were happy with, but other areas had a colour with a strong yellow undertone. They wanted those areas changed to something more current. They choose a light grey called Silver Satin to use throughout the kitchen, eating area, entry, hallway, stairwell and upper landing. The powder room was changed to a soft blue colour.
Modern Nanaimo Town Home
Due to a set of circumstances the owners of this new construction town house called us to finish the painting throughout the unit and the garage. We put the final finish coat of paint on the walls and the trim work and stained the wooden stair rail. The main living areas of the home were painted in a mid-tone sand colour and the bathrooms were done in a warm mid-tone grey. All the trim work and doors are a slightly off warm white colour to compliment the walls.
A Nanaimo Ranch House With An Extensive Amount Of Decorative Trim Work
We were hired to do a complete re-painting of this house prior to the new owners moving in. This included all the walls, doors, crown molding, and trim work for the windows and doors. The homeowner thoughtfully chose colours that worked well with the floors and other woodwork in the house. The home has an extensive amount of trim work is full of detail and contours. It’s a lot of work to paint, but the effort is well worth it.As you can see from the photos, it looks stunning.
The trim work and doors may appear white, but the colour has quite a yellow undertone to it. This warm tone works well with all the wall colours. A bright white would have been too much of a stark contrast to the earthy tones of the walls and the wood work and floors. Instead of a semi-gloss we used a paint with an eggshell sheen on the trim work and doors to create a very classy look. When trim is painted in semi-gloss there can be a lot of light reflection and that’s what your eye notices instead of being able to appreciate the detail.
The previous yellow colour in the living room did not work as well with the built-in wall unit and hardwood floors. Now the walls are a rich brown with just enough of a yellow undertone to pull colour from the wood.
The same brown colour was carried into the kitchen and dining area.
It’s hard to see in the photos, but the entry way and hallway are done in a slightly lighter shade of brown. Due to a lack of natural light it almost appears as the same colour at some angles. The darker wheat colour was used in the spare bedroom.
A periwinkle blue colour was used in the master bedroom.
This front room will be used as an office. It was also painted in the periwinkle blue and as you can see it has taken on an entirely different look.
Another shot of that fabulous entry area and close ups of the trim work.
Preparing A Vacation Rental Property
The new owners of this vacation rental property wanted to have it in tip top shape before starting to rent it out. The walls were previously painted yellow. The new owners wanted a colour that would create a more calm feeling. Since the propery is within walking distance to the ocean they were going to redecorate in a beach style theme and wanted the colour to work well with it. The wall colour chosen for the walls was Crown Point Sand, which does resemble the colour of sand. It works well with the owners the new beach decorating theme they plan to do. The colour has enough depth to hold up to being a rental property, yet it’s light enough to keep the unit bright and airy feeling.
Before and after of the main living space changed from the original yellow to a sand colour.
The unit was a rental property before so the as with many rentals the walls can take quite a beating. We did a lot of patching to make them look good again.
Before and after of the master bedroom.
Before and after photos of the stairwell.
The rest of the spaces were painted in the same warm sand colour.
Update Of A Condo From Peach To Grey
The owners of this condo wanted to freshen it up in preparation to rent it out. To give it a more current look we changed the current peach toned walls to a warm grey colour. There were some existing darker brown accent walls in the dining area and the master bedroom and on the fireplace. We lightened them up and used a grey a few shades darker than the rest of the walls. We did a fair amount of patching and sanding to get the walls looking their best again. The condo looks refreshed, modern and ready to rent!
Before and after of the kitchen and eating area.
Before and after of the dining room feature wall changed from dark brown to a warm grey.
Before and after of the the living room walls painted light warm grey with a slightly darker grey used on the fireplace.
Before and after of the entry and hallway.
Before and after of the master bedroom changed from peach and brown to light grey and a slightly darker grey accent wall.
Before and after of the bathrooms.
Repainting Of A Penthouse Condo
The new owner of this luxury condo was able to have us paint it prior to moving in. Many of the walls were a vivid orange and green colour which was not the taste of our client. Being that blue was their favourite colour they had us paint the main open concept living and dining area in a soft blue colour along with the master bedroom, ensuite and walk in closet. The entry area, hallways, main bathroom, kitchen, eating nook, family room and spare bedroom were painted in a light warm off white colour.