Name: Barney Santos
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
Style: Fun, artistic, modern loft
Go Los Angeles! I'd never had the opportunity to work with a vintage LA loft before, and it was a gas. Barney's loft was also a perfect job for our sponsor, Valspar Paint, because of the sheer height and length of his walls. With so much space, I really relied on the new color to warm up and make this room happen. And while I was nervous that the colors we chose might not work (there was nowhere to hide if they didn't), I think they're pretty much perfect. Check it out.
BARNEY'S POP ART PALETTE
For Barney's palette I wanted a warm color that would go well with his other beige walls, wood floor and modern furniture, but I couldn't bring myself to do red or orange or yellow, as they would just overwhelm the space. Green was our saviour. A color that can go both cool and warm, I found a warm, avocado tone that had a real richness and depth to it. Then we ran it the entire length of one side of the loft. Fun.
For the other walls in the living area, we redid Barney's beige, with a richer version from Valspar and also painted his windows in a vintage tone that I found a trace of on the outside of the building. Of all the paint jobs, this one — I feel — really makes the biggest impact on the space in a stylish, modern way.
• Gilded Pesto - 6007-6B (main accent wall)
• Holmes Cream - 3004-10B (neutral walls)
• Cliveden Grey Morning - 6001-1B (window trim)
Barney's loft before