Plopped into our mailbox today - very late, but very pretty - we had to post this mini house tour and contest entry. While traditional in many ways, this is such a good example of how color transforms a space. If the walls had remained white, the space would have very little warmth or interest. As it is now, the colors are subtle, but totally welcoming. (Thanks, Jasmina!)
Jasmina & Philip N.
Brooklyn, NY (Windsor Terrace/Kensington)
Why I Use Color:
I like to use color in combination with texture to elicit emotion and highlight the attributes of a room. Color is also practical - picking a theme can help a busy weekend decorator in the city by weeding out innumerable choices. We used the blue on the walls of the living room, contrasted with a white ceiling, to lend a feeling of airiness to an often cluttered space.
It's not always what's on the inside that counts. Because we have lots of windows, we were careful to incorporate the exterior views into our design process. We worked to choose colors that woul. The smooth blue and white walls provide a wonderful fighting counterpoint to the grit of the red brick walls adjacent to the living room (wall is behind the curtain). Our bedroom overlooks the treetops of Prospect Park and we were happy to keep the inherited earthiness of the two-tone walls as part of our color scheme.