Gillian Segal, Founder & Principal Designer, Gillian Segal Design
“When it comes to small spaces, I think a common choice is a light color (white) to make things feel brighter and airier, however, I am all about going bold in a small space with a dark or saturated hue, or even a super textural wallcovering. My current personal favorite? Farrow & Ball’s Card Room Green (pictured). I am also a huge fan of Farrow & Ball’s Salon Drab right now. Despite the popular opinion that a dark hue can make a space appear smaller, I actually think it adds beautiful dimension and intimacy. Sometimes instead of trying to disguise features of a space, I like to embrace and lean into them. If a room is on the smaller side, creating a cozy and inviting space is key.
“I have used F&B’s Card Room green in an office where we “dunked” the room in this hue (our term for painting out everything including casings and doors) for an extra luxe feel. We have also used this color in small rooms as a contrast trim detail or as cabinetry for those who don’t want to commit all the way. The main workroom in our studio is painted in F&B’s Salon Drab and it is truly the richest, most relaxing hue.”
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