A DIY LAUNDRY ROOM TO COVET!
It takes a lot of guts to commit to a colour that’s OUTSIDE of the norm. So, not only was my e-design client brave in embracing something fun and fab on her cabinets, she gets brownie points for being SUPER creative with a DIY accent wall!
And while she and I have been kickin’ it for a few years, making awesome colour connections, this one definitely takes the cake (I’m giving her virtual high-fives and pats on the back).
BEFORE: Take a good look at it this room, as you won’t recognize it in a few seconds…
AFTER: May I formally introduce you to a colour that will leave you freakin’ GREEN with envy – Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green!
Seriously, you don’t need to be Kermit to appreciate this green beauty in all her glory…
Let’s look at another before photo for sharts n’ giggles…
I mean, not that there was anything to laugh about, the room had great bones, it just didn’t have any PERSONALITY. And now it does…
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Also, check out the wicked accent wall her n’ the hubs made with plain mouldings and Benjamin Moore White Dove…
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As an added BONUS, she ALSO happens to be an epic photographer. Interior photos are super challenging to take, so when photos like this show up in my inbox, they make me TEN KINDS OF HAPPY (happiness usually equals wine in hand)…
Let’s focus on the sink area for a minute in all of its sinkish glory…
The countertop is Roma quartz, a beautiful white quartz with soft gray veining. I also love how the black hardware and oil rubbed bronze faucet add CONTRAST and interest to the palette, giving the dark gray washer and dryer something to visually connect with.
And as you know, I’m NO STRANGER to loving green, as you can see in this gorgeous powder room where we chose Sherwin Williams Isle of Pines for a fun, but classic splash of colour…
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What do you think, are you feeling BRAVE to embrace a little bit of colour in your laundry room or bathroom? LET’S DO IT!
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What direction of light does this room get? I have coincidentally been considering Caldwell Green as a top choice for my new kitchen cabinets, but I wanted more of a “moody” look and it looks much lighter in these photos than I would expect from the swatch.
I’m actually not sure, but I can ask her!
BTW, go into the ‘search’ on the right-hand side of my blog and type in Caldwell Green. I know I have another image of it in a laundry room with green backsplash tile. There’s a GOOD shot of light on this project and my client also takes great photos and you could expect it to look more muted in different lighting ;).
Actually, here it is – the photo near the VERY BOTTOM! https://www.kylieminteriors.ca/the-best-benjamin-moore-cool-paint-colours-blue-and-green/
Hi Kylie, thanks for the link! I saw a photo of a mudroom with green backsplash, but the blog post seems to say that the cabinet color is BM Avon Green, not Caldwell Green?
UGH, I’m such a dork, I mixed them up, I’m sorry, it IS Avon Green!
So, if you’re worried about Caldwell being a bit light and want something a moodier, I mean, if you have a lower light room, that would DEFINITELY affect things. The sheen of cabinet paint (satin) really lightens colours up when hit with light and that’s definitely happening.
If you have a lot of light, you may want a bit darker and a touch grayer even, like Benjamin Moore Rainy Afternoon? If it’s a darker room, but it’s not moody enough, again, a bit of gray could help without having to go any darker?
It’s a U-shaped kitchen with SE and NE windows, opening onto a dining nook that has a bank of 3 NE windows plus a NW window — so, there will be a lot of light in the daytime! I was thinking SW Pewter Green but worried it might be TOO dark. Seeing how much the Caldwell Green lightened up on cabinets in a bright room, though, maybe I shouldn’t be that worried. BM Rainy Afternoon looks super promising too, I’ll have to get a swatch of that!
(The extra complication here is that this kitchen is in a different state, in a family home that we’re renovating remotely, so I can’t directly test swatches in the space at the moment.)
Love your blog! Does White Dove come off as white, as I think it looks in this laundry room? I am thinking of it for an open -concept living room, sunroom, kitchen in my home……