Interior advice: What do I do about these yellow walls?
April 3, 2012 2:32 PM Subscribe
My apartment has ugly yellow walls and I can't do anything about the color. How can I make them less bland?
I'm switching units in my building (from a studio to a 1-bedroom). The building is great: perfect location, affordable, well-maintained. I just HATE the color they've chosen for the walls of the suites. I've asked the landlord if there's a possibility of switching it up (painting to white or a light grey) but apparently the building owners are pretty adamant about the color. He said he could swing painting the kitchen white, but that's all.
The walls can look really nice when there's sunlight (here's a photo of my current apartment in sunlight
), but they look dreary and washed out otherwise (not my apartment, but something like this
). I live in Vancouver so sunlight isn't really a common phenomenon, plus this new suite has more shade.
SO: any advice? I was thinking I would just get some huge canvases and painting blocks of complementary colors to break up the yellow. Anything else you can recommend to make my apartment less bleak during the rainy seasons? Lighting/decorating/anything tips? I trust your taste and skills, MeFites.