Newport Beach Residence

Photograph by Art Gray

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shubhra chatterjee wrote:21 Jun 2017
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    Cornerstone Design Studio India
    Usually wev won't recommend doors having the same color as walls.

    However if the place is really small painting in the same color may make the place look bigger. Make sure to add s one contrasting lines to the doors to make it interesting.

    What's the reason for going with the same color though?

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    Paul Davis Architects

    Hi SC - thanks for your question. We generally like to "keep the eye moving", as a means of making spaces seem larger. This often means that doors and windows do have the same color paint as adjacent walls, particularly in more modern looking design. The more lines and shapes and colors are seen in an interior, the smaller it often seems.

    I hope this is helpful! Best of luck with your project.



What Houzz contributors are saying:

Elements of Style added this to Did You Know About the 3 Types of Balance in Design?2 May 2018

Asymmetrical Asymmetrical balance makes for a more relaxed and lively interior space. This balance scheme uses a central line but relies more on the eye’s sense of balance to complete the design. Rather than having identical objects on either side of the central axis, asymmetrically balanced spaces have different objects of equal visual weight on either side of the line. In this living room, the left side of the serves as the central line. The height and weight of the sofa and cushions on the right balance the console on the left. The height of the fireplace surround also balances out the tall bookshelves.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

sarahfyaffe added this to 79 Fireplace4 days ago

I like adding the wood pile into the bricks on the side like that. A wood niche.

Jennifer Owen added this to Jennifer's ideas6 Aug 2019

Shape and form: Lots of lines, brick feature wall, windows and square couch. Square dining table and square backed shcairs. Bookshelves and ladder, low cupboards along wall, but then fancy curvy chandelier, and curved feature chair plus coloured vases on table add curves and soften the look.

baumgak added this to Fireplace Surrounds20 Jul 2019

Could we pick a brick look like this? A little color for warmth, but not too dark? What do you think?

drholles added this to Lightning10 Jul 2019

I’m front of fireplace/family room

connermechelle13 added this to conner inlaw suite10 Jun 2019

bonus room between new build and existing home. built ins in back and mostly glass over looking backyard.

Sha Juniper Orton added this to Living Room11 May 2019

Hmm.. this fireplace is very appealing to the eye

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