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Meet Steve and Phillip. Steve is an environmental chemist at DEQ with a wicked green thumb. Phillip is a program manager at Nike and pie-maker extraordinaire. When Steve and Phillip purchased their new home in North Portland, they wanted to create a warm and inviting space. The house was originally painted a medium value grey- a non-offensive neutral, but it did not exude the warm vibes they were looking for.
Steve and Phillip’s color palette for their new home is an earthy combination of secondary colors: gold, greens, and purple. Designed to harmonize together, Colorhouse hues take into consideration scale and light. That means that colors grow nicely when they go from color chip to a full wall. Colors shown: STONE .01, LEAF .03, LEAF .05, WOOD .05.
With a little help from Colorhouse Color Nerds (check out our free online color help!), Steve and Phillip chose STONE .01 as their base hue. This color is the backdrop for their entry, living room, and dining room. The color feels like standing at the edge of a wheat field- soft and gentle with a golden glow. More than just a standard tan, STONE .01 combines undertones of green and grey to make a complex neutral.
With a combination of warm woods in flooring, furniture, and a family heirloom piano to consider, the backdrop color couldn’t be overly gold. Otherwise, the wood tones would disappear and the whole house would feel too monochromatic. STONE .01 is the perfect neutral for the job, riding the line between gold and grey.
Phillip’s favorite color is green. When designing the overall color scheme for their home, green had to be a part of the palette- in more places than one! For the master bedroom, masculine khaki green LEAF .05 was the perfect hue. This color pairs easily with indigo blues, dark woods, and natural materials. Combine with bright white BISQUE .01 Semi-Gloss on the trim and off-white BISQUE .02 Flat for the ceiling.
Steve and Phillip wanted some drama in their guest room. Few colors are more dramatic than purple! Steve spent a semester in Indonesia during college and collected masks during his travels in Bali. Dusty and deep WOOD .05 on the walls sets off these unique pieces.
STONE .01 nails it as the perfect neutral in Steve and Phillip’s North Portland bungalow. Layered with varying tones of brown and green, this natural neutral lets the furniture and textiles take center stage.
Open and airy, LEAF .03 is a super soft sage that gives Steve and Phillip’s kitchen a Scandinavian feel. This color combines green, grey, and blue tones into a complex hue that changes ever so slightly throughout the day with the shifting sun.
A solid transitional hue, STONE .01 moves easily through hallways and stairwells. This natural neutral color creates flow throughout interiors. Pair with bright white BISQUE .01 on trim for a classic look.
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