Northwest #2: Shannon's Bright and Blue

Northwest #2: Shannon's Bright and Blue

Oct 2, 2008

Name: Shannon
Location: San Francisco
Type of Home: Rented Apartment

What inspired you to use color? I lived here for two years abiding by the 'no painting' rule, and it was killing me. I broke down when I had a few days off when I changed jobs and just went for it (though I wish I'd had the patience to paint the living room too). I needed it. The blue makes me happy when I wake up. It's really that simple. I just pick colors in paint or accessories for my home that make me happy...

Color Tip: Never fear a bold color! I actually ended up with the peacock in the bedroom because my colorblind boyfriend identified it as blue when I tested it on the wall, and he called the other tester (that I was leaning toward) gray. The hallway was already getting painted gray, so I just couldn't make him live in a totally gray home and risk depressing him. But I'm so glad we went bright--we've been living with it for almost a year and I'm still not sick of it.

Colors Used: Benjamin Moore Eco-Spec; Timber Wolf in the hall and Blue Spa in the bedroom.

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