I arrived in Atlanta on Monday night and Tuesday, during set-up for my True Colour Expert Workshop, I popped over to Chadwick Lakes for a consultation. Fran has a gorgeous home in this gated community and you’ll see more of it in my next post. This one is about her master bathroom.
She had recently renovated it and installed Crema Marfil Tile and slab for the countertop. The walls were currently HC-92 Wheeling Neutral and she could see that there was something not quite right about the undertone but wasn’t quite sure which colour would be right.
Hopefully you can see on your screen that the Crema Marfil was slightly more pink than the wall colour (above). Not screaming pink, I would say Travertine is pinker in general, but pink nevertheless.
Here is another view which includes her new glazed cabinets. Her kitchen and adjoining family room had the same glazed cabinets and they were wonderful. In her master bathroom though, the undertones were fighting and she knew something had to be done. I suggested that the cabinets go back to white. Then they would tie in better with the existing woodwork, bathtub and sink colour and the white in the stone.
This will be hard to distinguish on-line so you’ll just have to trust me, however, we basically tweaked the colour to HC-45 Shaker Beige. It has just enough pink in it to tie in much better with the marble but as you can see it is the exact intensity of the existing HC-92 Wheeling Neutral. She could see the difference immediately.
Fran’s bathroom had a lot of natural light. The stained glass window (above) and the skylight which made this colour just right. However, she had some Crema Marfil left over when this bathroom was finished so she had it installed in her guest room bath with no natural light. When we tried the Shaker Beige in there with just regular incandescent lighting, it was way too yellow, not right at all. Artificial light takes the warmth out of the colour and makes it cooler which was why the pink beige suddenly went yellow beige with the exact same marble. To make the colour work in here, it had to be in the realm of Brandy Cream so that it coordinated.
This was the view from Fran’s kitchen. There are about 100 homes in this gated community and she said 50 of them are around this lake. Just beautiful.
It’s HOT here in John’s Creek. I’m loving it! And don’t have clothes quite cool enough—eeeeeek! And I’m totally enjoying my 17 participants/designers in my True Colour Expert Workshop this week.
Hope it’s at least Spring (not in Vancouver) or Summer (like here) where you are!
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