Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bridget Beari Color Rule #3 and #4


                        Bridget Beari Color Rules: 

Use Color to Highlight Architectural Features

Below is a room by Bunny Williams, notice how the columns, crown, and wainscoting is highlighted by painting the surround flat area in a turquoise and the trim in a gloss white. This contrast makes you notice the woodwork. 

Photo Credit: House Beautiful

For a similar color in the Bridget Beari Line, try Bellagio Blue No. 45 with Snowball trim No. 2

For information on ordering the paint, see our website: Bridget Beari Colors

I love this quote from Kelly Wearstler:  "Living Without Color is like living without love! " 

Trim does not need to be painted white to stand out. Here a taupe purple color against these gold walls draws your eye right to the architectural trim and doors. By painting the ceiling and walls the same color, the ceiling becomes higher and the space becomes viewed as a volume. 

View Spaces as Volumes

Photo credit: Traditional Home

Similar Bridget Beari Colors are Mr. B No. 17 

Bingle No. 71

Sidebar:  Bellagio Blue is named after a horse of one of my employees. 

                 Mr. B is named after my dog Baron. Since he is the biggest boy and my only boy, we call him Big Boy or Mr. B. He is half Sharpei and half pit bull. We took him from a guy who had brought this tiny puppy down to Virginia from NYC for his girlfriend. She did not want him. He saw us walking my dog Beari the Sharpei and asked if we would take him. Of Course!!!  He did tell us he was a Sharpei but as he grew we began to see the pit.  We named him after the guy Baron Hunter. 

 Bingle is my cat. She is grey, peach and white. Her real name is Bing but her nickname is Bingle among others. She was another stray that came into our lives. 

Tip:  The Golden Ratio is 1 to 1.62

Happy Painting.......


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