The owners purchased this home because of the beautiful ocean views and spacious layout, but they knew they were going to paint soon after moving in. They found the colour scheme to be far too bland. The same beige paint was used throughout the house on all the walls and the ceilings. To add to the monotony of colour the room doors were a slightly darker beige and the carpets are beige too!
This is the new view the owners get to see when they come down from their bedroom in the morning. What an improvement! A light cream from Benjamin Moore was chosen as the main wall colour. It’s called Elephant Tusk. Buxton Blue was used as a feature wall in the stairwell and entry area.
The ceilings in most of the rooms are only eight feet high. The beige colour made them feel low and heavy.
It took three coats of paint to change the ceilings to white, but it was well worth it as you can see in this after photo. The feature wall in this living room is Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal.
Changing the ceiling to white improves every space in the house. It allows more light to be reflected.
The room below will be used by one of the owners to practice their cello. They wanted a calm space and it was achieved by painting the walls in First Light. It was Benjamin Moore’s 2020 colour of the year with just the right amount of pink.
The Buxton Blue feature wall continues up the stairwell and through to the upper hallway.
The family room was yet another space with beige wrapped right up the walls and onto the ceiling. It remains a cozy place to watch television with Elephant Tusk on the walls and brighter with a white ceiling.
More beige in the bathrooms, along with a look at the beige doors that were throughout the house.
The new look is bright and cheery. We custom colour matched the door paint to get as close as possible to the existing trim work colour.
The primary bedroom starts to look brighter with only part of the ceiling painted white.
Benjamin Moore October Mist makes for an excellent feature headboard wall. It’s a muted green gray colour. The lighter creamy Elephant Tusk colour helps to further lighten the room.
There’s no fear of using colour here! Orange is known to inspire creativity, which is fitting for this space. One of the owners is an author who will use this room to write in. It’s Benjamin Moore Corlsbud Canyon.
Crisp and precise cut in lines are always important where the top of the walls and ceiling meet, but even more so when you’re working with a colour like this. There’s no hiding any errors or anomalies.
The owners goal was achieved. The house is no longer a boring sea of beige, it has life and character.