This half-million-dollar paired home was recently purchased by our customer. They wanted to update the color in a monochromatic theme. They went with one of the most popular colors for 2018 – gray. Sherwin Williams Anew Gray to be specific. The customer wanted a no-shine finish that was washable as well – we recommended Benjamin Moore’s premium Regal series in a matte finish. To begin with, we took the base color and cut the pigment formula in half for the ceiling color; then used a full-formula mix for the main walls, with a 200% formulation for the accent wall around the fireplace.
We also had to ‘move’ the line between the ceiling and wall in the main entry – the last painters were about an inch too high – making it look like a double line in the corner. You can learn how we did it in this post with instructional video.
By ‘splitting’ the curve, you wind up with a double line of paint and shadow…your eye gets confused where the ceiling ends and the wall begins.
By placing the paint line where the shadow naturally falls on the curve, you create consistency in your mind where the wall ends and the ceiling begins.
The original owners had gone with a brown color theme that left the place ‘feeling’ a little dark. The new color really brightened up the home, even with a light gray ceiling.