The client wanted a fresh, airy color palette that both evoked the beach and complemented the home’s traditional architecture and décor. Ring’s End color consultant Kimberly Pratt devised a color plan that perfectly suited this beautiful home and its mix of classic and contemporary design elements.
Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select paint in “Winter Solstice” was used in this formal living room. Kimberly suggested a matte finish that allows great color depth and a velvety rich finish while still providing a practical, washable surface. This color contrasts perfectly with the white woodwork, done in Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” Satin Impervo Oil paint, yet captures the light, airy feeling the homeowner desired.
In the client’s dining room, we continued to use Satin Impervo Super White on the trim and woodwork. Doing so provided a pleasing continuity between formal spaces; this vibrant white accents the dining room’s dramatic trimwork without making it look too heavy. For the wall color, there did not seem to be anything quite right in between blue and gray. The solution? Kimberly created a custom color for the client using her extensive knowledge of pigments to achieve this color, named “Luxe Blue,” which is available upon request.
For the office, we wanted to choose a soft color but wanted the walls to have depth as well. In keeping with the beach style, we selected a color in the sea-foam family, Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select “Green Tint” in matte finish. Once again in this room, Satin Impervo “Simply White” was used on the trim and woodwork. The windows were treated with Ring’s End Classic Collection Blinds. The homeowner picked a simple wood blind in the color Coconut, which best matched the trim color.
The master suite features a lot of architectural detail, with cathedral ceilings in both the master bedroom and bathroom. Thus we decided to keep it simple and let the gorgeous woodwork and tiles speak for themselves by using Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White” in both of those spaces. To tie in to the warmth of the jute rug and to the grays in the textiles and tilework, we poured through many collections of grasscloth wallpaper and settled on Adriatic, by Thibaut. The wallpaper really makes the space feel luxurious. It is the first thing seen when entering the suite – making a subtle but elegant statement of texture, color, and warmth.
For the powder room, we used Benjamin Moore’s “Smoke Embers” from the America’s Colors Collection. This color has just the right undertones to pick up the purple grays seen in the tile. It also contrasts strongly with the “Simply White” trim, creating a harmoniously eye-catching space that is sure to impress guests. This lovely bathroom isn’t only for visitors, though, as the matte finish is washable and can hold up to frequent use by the whole family – including the children!
In sum, this sophisticated color palette fulfilled this Connecticut client’s wishes: the refreshing, soothing colors of the beach adjusted to accentuate the gracious elegance of a classic home.