Name: Zach & Cyndi
Location: Los Angeles (Chinatown), CA
Type: Home - own
Why I use color: I use color to give my eyes something to look forward to in the morning, and something to send me off to sleep feeling right. The contrast of the green (Behr Asparagus) with the natural woods of the floor and accents give the room a relaxing atmosphere. The irregular shelves break up the walls and draw attention to the oil paintings, wooden puzzles, and Japanese lanterns.
2 Good color tips:
1. Avoid the temptation to test a hundred different colors. One gets lost in all the choices. Pick a color you love and you'll love the room.
2. The darker faux techniques are impossible. A lesson in hubris.
2 good color resources:
1. The grocery store: from fruits and vegetables, to the shampoo aisle.
2. The gallery: sometimes a great painting can paint a whole room.