I moved into my current home on October 21, 2005. Like most new homes, the interior of my house was painted taupe, more specifically Sherwin Williams 6108 Latte. I picked this color for the underlying warmth. I immediately had the painters to come back in and paint my dining room SW 6110 Steady Brown. This color is on the same color chart as Latte, so I knew it would work well with the Latte. My study is painted SW 8380 Barn. My study is to the left of my foyer from the entrance and I wanted a dramatic color for this room. Nothing says dramatic like red!! In the past 6 years, I have made several color changes to my walls.
Most homes built within the past 20 years or so were built with a foyer or entrance hall. The foyer is always the first space your guests will see as they enter your home. I think the foyer sets the tone for the rest of the house. My foyer has no wall space--I have 3 large entrances to my dining room, study, and living room in the foyer. As a result, I have no place for any artwork, hall tables, chests, etc. in my foyer. So, my only solution was to paint the limited wall space I have in the foyer. Remember that my foyer was painted SW Latte. So, I decided to use two colors already present in my home--SW 6110 Steady Brown and SW 6111 Coconut Husk. I painted 12-inch vertical stripes and alternated the Steady Brown and Coconut Husk. The result is fantastic!
As you can see, this is pretty dull. Now take a look at the foyer after:
By adding the stripes in the two colors, it made the foyer go from dull and boring to WOW!!!