Before this addition of color there was 1 room that was not a very standard beige.  And the homeowner had lived with it for 8 years!  With some assistance she picked colors to liven up the most used rooms and provide some definition.

Before: Beige. Blah

Before- living room & arches

More Beige

Before- Fireplace wall

After: The dining room looks like its own space! (Would you have seen it before? Did you only see the chairs and tables beyond the columns?)

Arches & dining room

Finishing two more faux columns completed the separation.

Arch detail

The tray ceiling really stands out.

Tray ceiling

Just one accent wall in the kitchen.  The beige works with the countertop.

Kitchen accent

But alternating the colors in the niches lets the decor pop.

Kitchen arches 2Fireplace niche

But the greatest change came in brightening the master bathroom!

Garden Tub