Earlier this summer, Remodelista editor in chief Julie Carlson realized she had to do something about the neglected guest bedroom in her Wellfleet, Massachusetts, summerhouse if she wanted repeat visitors. Formerly used as a study, the room had seen better days: The shelves were lined with dusty academic tomes, the baby blue walls and ceiling were peeling, and the closet interior and ancient iron radiator hadn’t been painted in decades (if not a century).
For advice on achieving the perfect summery seaside palette, using Behr paints from the Home Depot, Julie called in Remodelista contributing editor and Cape Cod neighbor Justine Hand for a consultation (Justine’s pitch-perfect cottage in Orleans, Massachusetts, is featured in our first book, Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home). Justine is a genius with color, so the two pored over the Behr palette (which includes hundreds of options) and chose a watery pale blue/green Behr River Mist for the walls, an all-purpose, can’t-go-wrong Behr Linen White for the ceiling and trim, and a cheery, sunny Behr Bicycle Yellow for the closet interior.
Photography by Justine Hand for Remodelista.
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