Before & After: A Roaring Paint Job for A 1920s Living Room

published May 8, 2016
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Fireplaces are a dream feature for a lot of folks out there. They add character, charm and warmth. But sometimes, the look of the fireplace isn’t quite right. Autumn’s living room had a ton of 1920s charm but the color of the walls and the look of the fireplace kept it from feeling like home. With some smart color selection she was able to turn her living room into a welcoming spot.

(Image credit: Submitted by Autumn)

From Autumn: We bought our house several months ago and we never really felt at home in the living room. We were putting off painting because we had a hard time deciding what to do with the fireplace. We just decided that until we were ready to do a renovation, we would give the room a coat of paint that would look much better with the floors. The white walls in this particular room, looked yellow, dark, and dingy. I decided Benjamin Moore gray owl looked perfect because it went very well with our dark walnut floors yet was light enough not to darken the room further. The color combinations gave this classic 1920s room just enough modern touch for our furniture to look much better. We are very excited to be able to sit in there and it to have a much more modern and eclectic feel.

Thank you, Autumn!