Lafayette kitchen/office

Brief

This sunny kitchen in California was remodeled to open up to its family room, creating a home office in the process. Starting from unpainted wall board, we chose BM Clay Beige for kitchen walls and Tyler Taupe for the office based on the amount of light in the room, and the countertops, flooring and wall tile. The takeaway from this job is the more light in the room, the darker the swatch needs to be, to a surprising degree. I’ve found that simply liking a color or using one I’ve liked before is not the same as testing with a good-sized swatch on the wall — there are really no shortcuts.

  • Paint selection
  • Swatch painting
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