A 1920's Berkeley cottage needed cosmetic help without any structural changes at all. The kitchen had a tired grey rubber floor and uninspired paint ; changing the color to a warm pumpkin, and the
floor to a retro vinyl in 1920's colors made the white marble counters and cabinets seem suddenly right.
The dining room in the same cottage was a sort of grey green; nice, but cold. I left that color on the outside of the corner cabinet, to compliment the table and a barn wood bench; but now the walls are a sunny "Brass Mesh", which take the eye to that warm kitchen beyond, and to the little treasure-filled alcove, now a wonderful green from Ralph Lauren Paint. It's a very comfortable room in any light, and art looks surprisingly well on the intense color.