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Color Case Study: Before and After Photos II

Jun 01, 20150 CommentsCase Studies

This is a continuation of my my last post about a color case study with before and after photos of choosing colors for the interior of a house. The colors were loud and garish. The couple was not going to remodel or do major renovations at this time and decided to keep much of the existing carpeting and flooring. They just wanted to paint and freshen the house up. This case study will show before and after pictures of the upstairs bedrooms and basement playroom areas.

Girls Bedroom

Benjamin Moore Gentle Butterfly 2173-70

The daughter’s bedroom was painted a dark cranberry color that was hard to live with. The carpeting was a peachy rose. They were not going to replace the carpeting at this time. The daughter wanted a pink color for the walls. We had to choose a color that was pink but would also go with the existing carpeting. We wanted a light airy feel to the room. We chose Benjamin Moore 2173-70 Gentle Butterfly. It is a pale pink with a hint of peach. Everyone was pleased.

Babys Room

Benjamin Moore Pernod 316

Next we chose a color for the baby’s room which was a harsh green. Again the carpeting was staying and was also green. I felt a soft yellow would compliment the green carpeting and be a cheerful color for a baby boy’s bedroom. We chose Benjamin Moore 316 Pernod. It is a bright and happy color.

Master Bedroom


We painted the Master Bedroom with Benjamin Moore 1046 Sandy Brown a perfect match for the beige color in the bedspread. It gives the room a soft background that will be easy to work with as the couple decorates the room which was quite large.

Master Bath

Benjamin Moore marina gray 1599

The Master Bath was wall papered and they were getting rid of it and wanted to paint instead. The room had a gray and white marble floor, white fixtures, and a skylight over the tub. Because the room got a lot of light I felt we could choose a deep gray that would make the white tiles and fixtures pop. The couple could also buy towels in almost any color that would look good in the room. We chose benjamin Moore 1599 Marina Gray.

Now for the basement which was a large area divided into two main sections. The first was carpeted and had a couch and wood burning stove. The second was a large area with black and white checkerboard tiles on the floor.

Basement Playroom

Benjamin Moore Georgian Brick HC50

The carpeting was gray in the first section. We wanted to use an accent color on the wall behind the couch and we chose Benjamin Moore HC50. It is a rich brick terra cotta color that looks great with the black leather couch and stove. The rest of the room and the second large playroom area was painted Benjamin Moore 435 Fresh Dew a light airy green. Because this was a basement and didn’t get much light we didn’t want to use a dark color throughout. Using the brick accent in a few spots brought some interest and contrast to the rooms. The couple plans on changing the black and white tiled floor to a wood laminate shortly and these colors will look great with that flooring as well.

Playroom Color Case StudyBenjamin Moore Fresh Dew 435

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