Before & After: Clunky Colonial to Caribbean Cool

Before & After: Clunky Colonial to Caribbean Cool

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 26, 2010

You might have seen Hilary Unger over at our sister sites, The Kitchn with a Kosher kitchen and Ohdeedoh with a sporty shared children's space (that even includes a rock wall!), but this time around she's giving a space a Caribbean feel with texture and color.

When you think Caribbean themed rooms, usually they're full of colors that overwhelm the senses and make you want to start talking with an accent mon. But too often the largest element can easily be forgotten — texture. When looking to design a space like a location, you have to implement more than just color alone.

Hilary Unger took clients looking for something with Caribbean vibe and instead of painting walls teal and yellow, small doses of the color wheel were added in combination with multiple textures on walls and floors. Drift through the space and experience a Caribbean feel that doesn't leave you looking for your sunglasses or saying, "As long as they like it, that's all that matters... but I'd never do that in my home."

Hilary's space is a great reminder to think of more than just paint, but to bring in additional elements that will help suppliment the space and give it a true atmosphere instead of color scheme. See more of the space over at PERIANTH.

Image: Hilary Unger

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