One Living Room Two Ways

Apr 1, 2020Inspiration

To demonstrate that a fresh coat of paint can dramatically change the vibe of a space, we took one living room and styled it in two different monochromatic looks. Both designs started with choosing the right paint color! To ensure that the colors popped, the walls were primed with KILZ 2® All-Purpose primer prior to painting. This water-based, multi-surface primer is ideal for use when changing paint colors.

If you read our recent post on 2020 Design Trends, you know that we’re loving all shades of navy blue. The moody color works great in many different room types, and it was the perfect hue to bring some cool drama into this large living room. We chose KILZ Complete Coat® in Authentic Navy – a dark blue with a subtle purple undertone that appears as a true navy in most light. KILZ Complete Coat is a high-quality, water-based paint that provides a durable and scrubbale finish that is ideal for high traffic areas like living rooms.

Keeping the same major pieces of furniture for both looks (including the sofa, coffee table and arm chair), the paint color alone made a big difference in the feel of the space. Pillows, plants and other small décor items in a range of blue shades brought in a modern yet minimalist look, while a hint of bright orange in the artwork alluded to the next color that would transform the room.

After priming the walls with KILZ 2 All-Purpose to give us a clean slate, the walls were painted in KILZ Complete Coat in Pom Pom Orange, a cheerful marigold hue with a carrot undertone. The new bright orange wall inspired a bohemian, desert vibe for the space – calling for an abundance of accessories including vases, potted desert plants, patterned textiles and three-dimensional artwork.

By simply changing the paint color and accessories, this living room was transformed into two very different design styles – and it all started with the proper primer to make those paint colors pop!

Authentic Navy

Pom Pom Orange

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