Gorgeous Grays: Painted Skinny Stripes on the Wall

Gorgeous Grays: Painted Skinny Stripes on the Wall

Mark Chamberlain
Nov 15, 2011

I have an addendum to last week's Color Therapy post, flatteringly titled by my editors as Gorgeous Grays. That was a painted stripe on the floor; why not try the same thing on the wall?

This is a lobby in a new-ish condo and I was invited last week to the opening party, mainly for realtors, which is where I shot this moody evening photo.

We produced this last summer (before the floor project), which is why I knew which gorgeous grays to choose for painting the floor. I hate to repeat myself, and whereas every room wants something specific, I believe in results—why tamper with a good thing.

Colors run along the 1597 page of the Benjamin Moore Classic Collection. Here's an opportunity to reveal part of the development process: I sent over four sample boards to the aesthetics committee, they chose number three, and we ultimately dropped the yellow band. It was the difference, I think, between a corporate logo and something more like and Agnes Martin painting. Perhaps I'll surprise you next week and stripe a ceiling…

Interiors: Haus Interior

Paint Colors Used:
Benjamin Moore Pebble Beach 1597
Marina Gray 1599
Timber Wolf 1600
Gunmetal 1602
Graphite 1603

A Painted Striped Floor in the Kitchen

Images: Mark Chamberlain

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