Sep 22, 2008

MAKEOVER MONDAY - radicchio (part 3)

DIY DÉCOR (part 3)

1) gather up a bunch paint chips. 

tips+tricks: before tackling your room, i highly recommend buying testers of the colors you favor. paint poster-size swatches of each on your walls. live with them for a week or two. you'll want to see how light (both natural + artificial) affects the color and mood in the room as day moves to night. i think sampling is the best investment you can make to avoid a color catastrophe later.

2) select the hue that speaks to you.

3) tape off the room + paint like crazy.

4) add twinkly star light fixture. (find them at: direct from mexico or imports from marrakesh.

5) admire your hard work! your new portico/entryway will greet you warmly every time you arrive home.

here are some radicchio-inspired hues that winked at me. they vary in intensity. find them at benjamin moore. from the top to bottom, left then right:

reddish undertones
1266 - love affair
1267 - ruby dusk

plummy undertones
1357 - bottle of bordeaux
1358 - dark walnut
1364 - vintage claret
1365 - bordeaux red

dark brown undertones
AF 180 - wenge 
AF 650 - caponata

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