Sunday, January 16, 2011

Black and White Office: Inspiration

Shortly after we moved into our condo, we decided to paint the then cream-colored office and guest bedroom an icy blue. I've never been super crazy about the color, partially because I had a hard time figuring out what to do with it. Then I found these pictures of an entryway that had paired similar light blue walls with a big contrast of black and white. I thought it looked pretty cool, and decided to give it a shot:

(Source: Better Homes and Gardens, January 2007)

I liked the idea of painting the molding black and the recessed panels in the door black. You could probably do this with any accent color in a room and make it look cool. We have both molding and recessed panels in our doors and on our closets, but I've been too chicken to try that bold of a paint job thus far!

(Source: Better Homes and Gardens, January 2007)

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