home office with orange gold painted walls
Photo: Alex Hayden
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Color Map Your Choices

To make final decisions on the location of specific paint colors, Clements uses a process called color mapping. "I draw interior elevations and color them with markers that are as close as possible to the paint colors," she says. This tactic enabled the Eatons to see the changes in color from one wall to the next, which was particularly important in the open layout of the first floor.

Shown: Orange-gold walls in the home office warm up the room's diffused northern light, making it an invigorating area to work in. The closely related golden olive trim makes for a not-so-jarring contrast.
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