Midwest #37: Kristen & Jonathan's Quality of Light

Midwest #37: Kristen & Jonathan's Quality of Light

Janel Laban
Oct 16, 2008
Name: Kristen and Jonathan Location: Evanston, IL Type of Home: Condominium
What inspired you to use color? My husband and I are both painters. We consider color and the quality of light in a room to be as important as the furniture, objects or artwork on the walls. We considered these colors for weeks. Swapping some chips for others, wheeling and dealing.

Inspiration continued:The red in the living room and office were inspired by the color of Poppie flowers. The glowing lavender in the bedroom and dining room is one of my favorites, it is a very relaxing and calming. I like how color can shift your mood and move your eye through a space.

Color Tip: Go with your gut and don't be shy. Use high quality paint and tape like a surgeon. Your floor color/stain should also be taken in to account when picking your wall colors.

Colors Used: All paint colors are Benjamin Moore. The tan in the hallway is called "Peanut Shell." The green in our son's room is called "Lime sherbet." The other colors were custom tinted.

Welcome, everyone, to our Fourth Annual Fall Colors Sharing & Contest. We're looking for the most beautiful & colorful home in the world and sharing all of the great ideas we get with our readers. This year we're amping things up and hoping to do things better than ever. There are two basic phases, the Sharing Phase and the Voting Phase...

1. Sharing Phase - you comment, judges decide

The 40 best, completed entries will be posted on a daily basis for three weeks. You can view them all at anytime via our new, improved contest pages under ALL ENTRIES. During this time your comments are VERY IMPORTANT as our six judges will be choosing 16 finalists from each region based on comments and their own colorful opinion.

2. Voting Phase - you vote til you drop

Starting October 20th, finalist voting will begin on a daily basis through our new bracketed voting system, which will pit our 16 finalists against one another until only one remains. Sound exciting? We hope so.

Best, Maxwell

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