A repaint can have a big impact without doing a dramatic colour change. These clients were ready to move on from their gold coloured walls. They wanted a colour that looked updated, but not so different that it would require a complete décor change. Their main concerns were choosing a colour that worked well with the slate flooring and the kitchen cabinets. They were not fond of the flooring, but it would be too costly to replace. The good thing is the floor has many colours in it to pull from. As long as the new wall colour was in the right tone it would work.
They chose Bennington Gray, one of the timeless colours from the Benjamin Moore historic collection. It’s not what most people would consider gray. The best way to describe it would be a warm neutral with a subtle golden/green undertone. The first picture below is the original gold walls. There’s nothing wrong with them, but could be considered somewhat dated and they are fairly dark.
In this next photo we have re-painted the walls in Bennington Gray. It give the space an updated look and it’s a bit lighter and brighter. It works well with the kitchen cabinets, the fireplace and the existing trim work colour.