ISSUE 2  |  Bath Essentials

Walls, Windows & Floors: Paint Palettes as Decor

January 13, 2010 7:08 PM

BY Julie Carlson

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Noticed in several interiors: paint palettes, splatters, and test patches as decor. N.B. Our favorite, frame-worthy paint samples come from Philip's Perfect Colors at G & R Paints in San Francisco. Philip Reno and his staff hand paint each oversize, 18-by-23-inch paint chips, using paint from his Philip's Perfect Colors line; the paint chips are $7.59 each.

Above: A paint-daubed floor in Paris.

Above: A room by stylist Sibella Court, via Emma's Design Blogg.

Above: At SoHo House in New York, UK designer Ilse Crawford "spontaneously decided to leave test patches of colors ranging from peacock to teal to petrol blue-green. 'You need to combine the planned and the unplanned,' she says." Via Interior Design, photo by Martyn Thompson.

Above: John Derian's Provincetown house features a painting of an artist's palette propped on a table, via Martha Stewart Living.

Above: A door with paint samples from the portfolio of Sibella Court, via Emma's Design Blogg.

Above: A streetscape in Florence, via 2 or 3 Things.

Above: Paint samples casually taped on the wall; from the Fritz Hansen catalog.

Above: A paint-encrusted palette in Tokyo-based designer Christopher Nemeth's home, via The Selby.