A colorful painted staircase is an offbeat way to personalize a standard entryway feature.
Recently, I wrote a post called Decoincidence (see the link below), which showed how a white-on-yellow stenciled staircase could relate to similar prints on pillows to become a decorative sub-theme. A fellow blogger, Adele Shotton-Pugh, who contributes to the effervescent Terry’s Fabrics blog in the UK, was drawn to the bright yellow staircase, which in turn sparked her thought-provoking post The Painted Staircase: Is It a Stairway to Heaven? Adele makes a case for creating a colorful painted staircase as a daring design statement in a house. I second that! Two photos struck me. I found the vibrant green and blue spindle colors against all-white walls [top] to be especially stunning and almost musical — as if each different color spindle could play a different note.
The idea of gradient or ombré color on staircase risers is another gem. Powerful blue-green hues fall into the challenge category, but one successfully met in this home (especially with a cute white pup for contrast). Both of these give new meaning to the term “entrance-maker.”
The folks at Farrow and Ball recently sent around a how-to on painting floors, together with this photo of a faux staircase runner, painted of course. Their colors used for this “carpet” – which also has a strong green element — include Dove Tale, Arsenic, Mahogany and Babouche (floor paint, natch). Walls are done in Off-White Estate Emulsion.
Coincidentally, I found a painted staircase “runner” that’s more or less the reverse of the F&B opus and probably easier to DIY.
(Source: inspiration green via terrysfabrics, allthingsgirlyandbeautiful via terrysfabrics, farrowandball, familycircle)
Your might also enjoy reading Black and White Fashion Staircases, Rainbow Staircase Runner, Sassing up the Staircase, Decorative Wrought Iron Staircase Railing
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