Scared of Dark Paint? Frances Merrill of Reath Design Goes Over to the Dark Side With The New York Times!

Dark paint can be intimidating and sometimes can seem like too big of a commitment. Frances Merrill of Reath Design, known for her bold and fearless use of color, pattern and texture, talked to The New York Times recently about why we should embrace the dark:

“A deep, rich color goes an especially long way in a room without a lot of natural light, as dim rooms look particularly dull in lighter colors,” said Frances Merrill, the founder of Reath Design in Los Angeles, who painted her children’s room Farrow & Ball’s Pigeon gray. “It makes the small space feel finished and gives definition to the ever-rotating collection of artwork.”

In the playroom, she used Templeton Gray from Benjamin Moore. “Every surface in this room is usually covered in a layer of Legos and half-finished science experiments,” she said. “I find that the deeper colors mask the chaos.”

Read the whole story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/24/realestate/how-to-use-dark-paint.html?_r=0

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