Jenn's San Francisco Dreams Living Room

Room for Color - West #1

Name: Jenn
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of Home: Rental Apartment

Color Inspiration: I'm a painter living in the Richmond District of San Francisco. We are lucky to have south and west facing windows that look out to the ocean on a clear and sunny day. We also have views of the bright homes...

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Color Inspiration continued: ...of this city out the window, the orange Muni buses, and the guy that lives across the street owns just about a dozen vintage cars that come in all the colors i love.

I look into the living room from my studio every day, and so its important that it works for me visually otherwise inspiration gets sour. It evolves as the color palette of my artwork evolves almost daily. Accessories change, but we wanted our Bay window nook to feel open, to invite the sun inside and to give us a feeling of openness where maybe the ocean might meet the sky. I actually had the folks at Benjamin Moore Paint mix this color for me, it was a lightened blue/green with a touch of yellow in it.

Colors Used: Benjamin Moore - custom mix. A lightened mixture of blue, green and a touch of yellow.

Color Tip: Be bold, and either go for contrasting color combinations, or a harmony or range of a few colors. I switch it up with accesories and sometimes our room is all shades of blue and green, or i punch in some rusty orange pillows to set the wall off.

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