Last week, I gave you a peek at this pattern — ColorTherapy: The Ocean Room. I think of this as a trellis pattern with indeterminate Mediterranean influences. The base coat is Fine Paints of Europe H00740, a nice bruised plum color. The top coat is Benjamin Moore Caliente AF290.
At first these colors were too hot-on-hot for me, and I wanted to do the pattern in a navy blue instead of red. But my client was right about the reds and I love how sensual this is. Remember — long strokes last! Add a little sunset and mix.
- Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter