Before: Cramped, Dated, and Sad
“There is something about a smaller space that gives me a bit more confidence to step outside of my comfort zone,” says Claire Wainwright from The green eyed girl, “and the utility room was the perfect room to do exactly that.” Normally a fan of all-white interiors, she says she was hoping to up the wow factor and include a darker color palette.
After: Modern Utilitarian
“I really wanted to test out some dark paint and knew the utility room could take it,” says Claire. “With light coming from both ends of the room, white tiles, and white cupboards already installed, there wasn’t that much wall space to paint so I thought I would just go ahead and give it a go.” She chose Down Pipe by Farrow and Ball, which she says changes with the light, appearing black one hour and green the next (and gray in the photo above). The dark color plays beautifully against the crisp white tiles, sink, and appliances. To ensure the mostly monochromatic room didn’t feel too cold, she added decorative objects, pictures and oak accents like wooden slat blinds on the window.
“The utility room now somehow looks brighter and bigger with the changes,” she says. “It has become a stylish destination rather than a scruffy afterthought and I am so glad I took the risk to go bold and brave!”
Source: The Spruce