Nothing changes how a room looks and feels quite as easily or dramatically as paint. That was certainly the case for me when I moved into a new studio in Northeast Minneapolis.
The paint from the night before had dried and had some time to mellow out. Walking into my art studio, I couldn’t be happier with my paint colors! I selected Putty and Sierra Night from Pratt and Lambert.
I chose paint colors that would work with the elements in the space. The darker wall colors offset a couple of freshly painted white columns. The studio has at least 5 different, mismatched wood tones amongst the trim, doors, and natural maple floors.
The ceilings are 14-feet high which is pretty cool! The only drawback was figuring out how I was going to paint that. I decided to paint up to the 12-foot mark and leave things white above that. The new studio space has lots of architectural oddities. Pipes & wires, transom windows, and wall-mounted conduits that run to who-knows-where, particularly up near the ceiling. I don’t know that these things serve much of a purpose any longer, but I love all of the details and visual texture that they add to the space. of working in an old warehouse build.