The first thing you’ll notice is that the walls in the main room don’t feel dark at all--they’re barely even a color, we’ve just warmed them up a bit. When you have this much wall and that much light, the color spreads out pretty quickly (unless it is black). It’s only when you look up at the ceiling that you’ll really notice the difference.
The living room here is Atlantic Winter TH-01, a warm grey. The main bedroom is White Ice OC-58, and the second bedroom is Soft Chamois OC-13. In general, I would prefer soft pearly gray tones like these instead of beige or yellowish off white. I’ve also painted Cove Point WW-29 and Tudric Pewter TH-02 in downtown lofts and even painted a loft bedroom in dark, purpley Claret TH-54. If anyone has pictures of unusual colors in lofts, please post. - Mark Chamberlain, interior and decorative painter