Black and White Mudroom

Beige or putty coloured walls are a fairly common way for people to add "colour" to a space without really committing to colour. Full disclaimer: beige neutrals are not a favourite of mine and I would offer other suggestions to clients who don't want bright colours. Keeping a space relatively neutral doesn't mean shades of tan - it can be as simple as a little black and white. This example of a mudroom that went from, well, muddy walls to bright and cheery, shows how easy it can be to stay neutral while still offering a a bright, contrasting look. A beige mudroom transformed with black and white. A great example of not committing to color while avoiding boring beige.

The before and after is stunningly simple. Painting the doors black seems like a bold choice, but it really is a small commitment in terms of space covered by this color. In doing this, they add a fantastic and simple punch that is grounded by the dark floors and creates wonderful contrast to the white walls and hanging cupboard. the use of a dark color at the end of a space also tricks the eye into thinking the space is longer than it really is. The red sign and red in the simple rug on the floor bring a spot of color - no bright paint on the walls required!

A beige mudroom transformed with black and white. A great example of not committing to color while avoiding boring beige.

Using a light fixture with clear glass ensures you get maximum brightness in the space, and adding some simple decor gives the area personality.

A beige mudroom transformed with black and white. A great example of not committing to color while avoiding boring beige.

The space looks clean, fresh and larger than before. A simple and very effective transformation. See more at Pretty Practical Home.