Room-to-Room Paint Schemes
Glenview homeowner Amy Schneider was raised in a house decorated in neutrals. “I vowed that when I grew up, I’d have a different color in every room,” she says...
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You love: BOLD COLORS
“High-gloss black walls in an entryway are like a little black dress for your home—a touch of glamour,” says Michelle Quaranta. “Go with a high-gloss black door and white trim, furniture, and flooring.”
She likes this rich, complex blue because it changes as the light changes. She would pair it with modern white furniture, accented with black and a lime green in the vein of Zanzibar Retreat.
Quaranta would use this color for the headboard wall (with a white headboard and gray and white bedding) and paint the rest of the room soft gray (Mythic’s Knights Night 141-1), with a wide horizontal stripe of the yellow running around the room.
“Zanzibar Retreat is a great color for a boy’s room. I would pair it with turquoise and brown accents.”
WHY IT WORKS
“These colors go well together because they are the perfect balance of warm and cool,” says Michelle Quaranta, owner of Colori (colorichicago.com), an eco-friendly paint store in Wicker Park. She recommends Mythic’s bright white (W-01) for trim “to offer some relief for the eye” and suggests using white and natural woods in furniture to keep things from getting too crazy. She also says it’s important to carry colors from one room to the next; she would bring at least three turquoise accents into a pink dining room if it were adjacent to her Under the Sea living room.