Andrew's Modern Elegance Bedroom

Andrew's Modern Elegance Bedroom

Janel Laban
Oct 12, 2009

Name: Andrew
Location: San Francisco, California
Type of Home: Rental Apartment

Color Inspiration: The bedroom in which I lived before this one was large enough to make painting the walls midnight blue with bright red-orange stripes feasible. When I moved into this apartment, I wanted to retain the drama....

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Color Inspiration continued: ...that bold and dark colors create, but didn't want to feel claustrophobic in the smaller bedroom. I decided to use the bold color on the coved ceiling, and kept the walls an airier light blue-gray. Even with the bold ceiling, I think that the overall effect is restful.

Colors Used:
Ceiling: Ralph Lauren Harbour
Walls: Ralph Lauren Polaris
Dresser (orange): Ralph Lauren Baja Orange

Color Tip:When I go to pick out paint, I usually have a rough idea of what I'm looking for but I always let my gut lead. I usually surprised with at least one of my color choices. When painting, don't let yourself judge the color until you're done with the room. In my experience, the whole is almost always greater than the sum of its parts!

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