A Fresh Coat of Paint!

In my 10 years of being an Interior Designer, the main commonality that occurs is the need and/or desire to have a “quick fix” to a room or house, which can easily be fulfilled by a simple change of paint color. Changing the color on walls can determine what type of tone/mood you want to set for the room and for most people a fresh coat of paint can cause instant gratification. The best part is that a new fresh color can pack a big punch visually, but not financially!

I started to visualize what colors I wanted throughout the house and took my time to do research (it is my passion and profession after all!) and it is important you have fun with this and not let it stress you out too much about picking the “perfect” color as it can easily be changed.

PICTURES BELOW!

I decided to remodel the top floor first, so it would be ready for out-of-town visitors, so below are the before and after pictures as well as paint colors listed out. When it comes to the best quality, I find Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams to be quite comparable so I color matched them the best I could for your convenience.

Let me know what you think and stay tuned for new wood flooring pics...!

Doors + Windows + Trim is Benjamin Moore Interior Latex Semi-Gloss White 276-01

 

TV ROOM - BEFORE PAINT

TV ROOM - BEFORE PAINT

TV ROOM - PROGRESS  PAINT & REMOVAL OF BASEBOARDS + CARPETING

TV ROOM - PROGRESS  PAINT & REMOVAL OF BASEBOARDS + CARPETING

TV ROOM - AFTER PAINTED WALLS + PAINTED CEILINGS + CARPETING REMOVED - I chose a soft gray for the TV room because I wanted a very light gray that would coordinate with my existing charcoal sectional and black and white rug but contrast with the dark wood floor stain. Pictures to come with the room furnished

TV ROOM - AFTER PAINTED WALLS + PAINTED CEILINGS + CARPETING REMOVED
- I chose a soft gray for the TV room because I wanted a very light gray that would coordinate with my existing charcoal sectional and black and white rug but contrast with the dark wood floor stain. Pictures to come with the room furnished

BEDROOM 2 - BEFORE PAINT

BEDROOM 2 - BEFORE PAINT

BEDROOM 2 - AFTER PAINT + NEW HARD WOOD FLOORING IN (UNSTAINED) *FORGIVE THE BAD LIGHTING* - I repeated the same color here as the TV room because I wanted a consistent flow from room to room on the top floor

BEDROOM 2 - AFTER PAINT + NEW HARD WOOD FLOORING IN (UNSTAINED)
*FORGIVE THE BAD LIGHTING*
- I repeated the same color here as the TV room because I wanted a consistent flow from room to room on the top floor

BEDROOM 1 - BEFORE PAINT + WITH LAMINATE FLOORING

BEDROOM 1 - BEFORE PAINT + WITH LAMINATE FLOORING

BEDROOM 1 - AFTER PAINT + WITH NEW FLOORING + STAIN + BASEBOARD (SPOILER!)

BEDROOM 1 - AFTER PAINT + WITH NEW FLOORING + STAIN + BASEBOARD (SPOILER!)

BEDROOM 1 - BEFORE PAINT + WITH LAMINATE FLOORING  

BEDROOM 1 - BEFORE PAINT + WITH LAMINATE FLOORING
 

BEDROOM 1 - AFTER PAINT + WITH NEW FLOORING + STAIN + BASEBOARD (SPOILER!)

BEDROOM 1 - AFTER PAINT + WITH NEW FLOORING + STAIN + BASEBOARD (SPOILER!)

OFFICE - BEFORE PAINT

OFFICE - BEFORE PAINT

OFFICE - AFTER PAINT + NEW HARD WOOD FLOORING IN (UNSTAINED) - For my office I matched an off-white paint with the off-white in my existing office area rug, so it will blend nicely - Originally I was thinking to go a little bold with the paint, but because you can see this from the bottom of the stairs and entry I decided to go very neutral and then go more bold with the future window treatment

OFFICE - AFTER PAINT + NEW HARD WOOD FLOORING IN (UNSTAINED)
- For my office I matched an off-white paint with the off-white in my existing office area rug, so it will blend nicely
- Originally I was thinking to go a little bold with the paint, but because you can see this from the bottom of the stairs and entry I decided to go very neutral and then go more bold with the future window treatment

OFFICE DOOR TRIM - PROGRESS PAINT

OFFICE DOOR TRIM - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - PROGRESS PAINT

STAIRWELL - AFTER PAINT - I wanted something a little more dramatic for the foyer so I went with a darker warm gray, so that it felt richer but still welcoming. I am able to envision the 'end result' in my head so these colors will work perfectly!

STAIRWELL - AFTER PAINT
- I wanted something a little more dramatic for the foyer so I went with a darker warm gray, so that it felt richer but still welcoming. I am able to envision the 'end result' in my head so these colors will work perfectly!