Washed Out ColorsThe homeowners' failed French country design is solved when their memories and pictures from a past trip to France inspire a new color palette. Host Jane Lockhart helps Marina and Jeff pull color memories from France to create a rich, warm living room. Deep red and warm, inviting tan create a little piece of the French countryside right in their home. They'll be reminded of their romantic trip every time they enter the space.
Before they were married, homeowners Marina and Jeff had a memorable vacation in Southern France. They tried to create a French country look in their living room, but the vibrant blue and yellow have gotten on their nerves and they're ready for a change.
Warm RedThe yellow walls are repainted in a shade of tan that evokes the sun-baked color of stone, reminiscent of grand French buildings. Oyster-colored silk drapes in the living room and nearby kitchen cabinets contrast with the deep red sofa and accents. A geometric-patterned rug ties the tan, oyster and red together. Marina declares "The color is enveloping me. I feel I've come home."
Did You Know? Red is the traditional color of French nobility.
paint: walls (Wilmington Tan); trim and kitchen cabinets (French Vanilla); antique glaze/backdoor (Davenport Tan); back of TV cabinet (Raspberry Truffle) - Benjamin Moore