If you missed last week’s announcement, I’ve been working with my friend Chloe to whip her recently-purchased San Francisco bungalow into shape. It’s a charming classic San Franciscan home, but was left with the…shall we say “less-informed” design decisions of its previous octogenarian owner. We’re on a mission to unearth the coolness that this home could embody.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to do that is with your paint color. It doesn’t require breaking into walls or a crazy financial investment. If an industrious mood strikes, you can in fact do it yourself! If there’s one thing that will immediately improve a place (even if you rent!), it’s paint.
In case you didn’t catch our design board for Chloe’s home, we’re going in a northern-California inspired direction with her color palette. Think bright and airy white mixed with pops of earthy greens, a bit of ocean-inspired blue and sandy neutrals. Thankfully, Behr Paint is helping us to bring our paint color vision to life. Behr’s collection of 2018 Color Trends offer a gorgeous palette that makes injecting a little color into your home so easy.
While we have the bulk of our paint colors selected, we also have a couple out of the box ideas in our back pocket. We want to have a little fun with unexpected color placement. Ideas like half walls, solid blocks of color and painting unusual places. Here’s a quick inspiration board to give you a better sense of our vision:
And while we have most of our color palette picked, we did want to get your thoughts on one of our more creative ideas! Keep scrolling for a major sneak preview and please weigh in with your opinion.
Chloe’s home features a charming bathroom. While small, it’s flooded with natural light thanks to an amazing skylight. But the piece de reistancé is the cutest little nook for Chole’s bathtub. The space feature’s the bathroom’s original 194o’s pink and white tile (which both Chloe and I still love). It also has an amazing archway over the tub that just cocoons you. This is where we want to highlight a major pop of color.
Our first option is Behr’s 2018 Color Trend hue, Positively Pink T18-01. This is a sweet, virtually matching option. It would amplify the room’s feminine vibe.
Option two is a really bold moment featuring Behr’s 2018 Color Trend hue Life is Good T18-05. The orange-gold adds some major warmth and would be a bright and sunny addition to the space.
What say you? Are you feeling the pink? Or are you into the bold gold? We’d love for you to weigh in! And do stay tuned as the final design will be revealed in the coming weeks!
This post is in partnership with Behr. All thoughts are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting posts that have kept apartment 34’s doors open.