Artful Living

shore thing

I love the shore.
(Painting by pve)

“calm” colors, benjamin moore colors
I had painted swatches for my client

I just completed a color palette for a client’s new home. They are moving from a two bedroom condo to a major first home! The task of selecting colors for a home can be completely overwhelming, so when my client asked for my services, I was thrilled to help assist in the color selection.
I have a rule, people either “go bold or go beige.” It is no secret that I love color, but I am sensitive to those who seek quiet calm colors. Colors like the shore can evoke a sense of calm.
Having a calm space to come home to can provide a soothing welcome ~so our key words, were “neutral, calm, zen-like, sophisticated, clean.”
The two story entry foyer is painted a rich neutral, similar to this color, the color I chose is called pizmo dunes. The upstairs hallway is a tad deeper, driftwood. Accessories can be the accent, a bright colorful sofa, a painted chest all add a sense of humor and whimsy to making a house a home.

Getting to know my client and finding the right colors that would reflect and represent their taste was such an incredible experience for me.
I learned quickly that by providing clear images from the beginning provided a visual so we could find a pleasing palette to work from. Each day, I run by the home and see the colors go up one by one.
The above painting was a gift from me to my client, I used all the colors that were chosen to paint this “shore scene” on canvas.
Colors are Benjamin Moore,
Pismo Dunes, Driftwood, Barely Beige, Lancaster Whitewash, Palladium Blue, Metropolitan, Cotswald, Camouflage, Yorkshire Tan, Vapor Mist, Night Train, Coastal Dunes, Saybrook Sage.