Thank goodness for the Personal Colour Viewer from Benjamin Moore. We used this program once before when looking at colours for the outside of our house but now we put it to the test on the inside.
First we took a picture of the room after all the sanding had been completed.
Then we started to play. We tried out various reds for the floor and tried to get a sense of what direction to go with the walls. We started off with cool shades at first but that didn't feel right.
|We tried a number of grays but they fell flat with us|
|Although this was very interesting it just wasn't right for me|
The colour was Shelburne Buff and it was the clear winner. A light colour, still bright so the room wouldn't be too dark and was the right tone to compliment both the red floor and the cream trim. We decided to go straight to Benjamin Moore and purchase it so we would get this exact shade.
Here's the interesting thing we've found out about the Personal Colour Viewer
As we began painting the edges of the room the colour seemed awfully dark. Much darker than the computer program had depicted it. With more of a yellow undertone.
The final result was much darker than anticipated.
|The wall that started everything. This is where the original |
shelves were located that I wanted vacated for the piano.