Color Therapy: Sylvain's Brother's Big Backdrop

Color Therapy: Sylvain's Brother's Big Backdrop

Aaron Able
Jun 28, 2010

NAME: Sylvain
LOCATION: ''Le Plateau'' neighborhood — Gatineau, Québec,
PAINT USED: Benjamin Moore | Asphalt, CC-548, Crushed Berries, 2076-30, Chartreuse 2024-10, Black Panther 2125-10 & Bavarian Cream 2146-70

When my brother and his girlfriend bought a new condominium in Gatineau, a suburb of Ottawa, they called me to make something special. I solved their blandness in three simple steps:

#1 A BIG GREY DROP CEILING
A drop ceiling will follow and reveal the path: from the entry, one floor below, to the bathroom. The drop ceiling is also used to divide the open space that contains the living room, the dining room and the kitchen. The fuchsia crack is only to put a little "folie" in the design and make it more sculptural.

#2 A BIG "BLACK BOX"
The Laundry room, just next to the kitchen, is not really beautiful. Sometime, the best way to hide something is to paint it with BIG contrast. So the laundry room become a big "Boïte Noire" which changes the perception of scale in the open space.

#3 A BIG BACKDROP
The wall of the stairs is painted in yellow — Benjamin Moore's Chartreuse 2024-10 — and become a "fond de scène", who enhance the sculptural drop ceiling.

Thanks, Sylvain!

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