A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

A blog from Visual Jill, East Bay Interior Design

Monday, January 14, 2013

Neutrals + Bright Color = A Fresh Look for an Older Home

Last week we staged a home for sale in Oakland's hot NOBE (North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville) neighborhood. It's a big old house that's been skillfully renovated, leaving many of the original details in tact. When choosing the color palette for this house, we focused on soothing neutrals -- especially grays -- complemented with pops of bold, cool colors.


The entrance hallway is painted an inviting blue.



All the trim in the living room and dining room are a medium-gray semi-gloss. We carefully chose the right accessories -- a teal tray, citron pillows, a fuchsia orchid -- to provide bright spots throughout.


The office nook features a dark gray chalkboard wall -- a great backdrop for the bold accessories.


In the master bedroom, paler gray walls are an unexpected partner to a lavender accent wall and orange rug.


A tranquil blue-green color balances the white trim and dark floors in the guest room.


And finally, in the nursery we chose a (perhaps unlikely) bright green rug and bold blue pouf to contrast the otherwise neutral room.

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  1. Can you tell me what color the walls are in the 2nd to last photo (blue bedroom)?

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