When working with new clients, I usually send them a “Client Color Questionnaire” to gauge their interests, vision and ‘color tolerance level’. I have a lot of good information before I’ve walked through their front door. These clients are an active, eclectic and fun-loving professional couple. World travelers, they have collected richly colored art and artifacts. Having recently purchased a 90s home in Boulder, they were eager to update it and make it their own. First step, replacing much of the drab old carpeting with hardwood flooring. The staircase was rebuilt with wood treads; balusters and trim painted white (as the rest of the interior trim). For wall color, they envisioned a luminous, fresh neutral (Benjamin Moore 1100 ‘Sundial’) replacing the dreary off-white walls, and rich color accents to showcase their art collection and eclectic furnishings. A favorite watercolor landscape by Pam Furumo provided the color template, featuring warm amber (Benjamin Moore AF-225 ‘Firenze’), deep plum (Benjamin Moore HC-61 ‘New London Burgundy’), that anchored and harmonized all the spaces in their ‘new’ home. The old dark brown kitchen cabinets were painted the warm ‘Firenze’ amber, repeated in the study. With new counter tops, pulls and an attractive mosaic backsplash, a whole fresh look was achieved, easier on the budget.
Now, their house feels like their home.