I stopped by my friend Sheila Frazier's shop called Strictly Savvy. After playing around with some of her hot new merchandise (check out those phabulous earrings!), she asked me my advice about what color to paint her store's floor. She is thinking black or grey? I'm thinking a lighter color because the space is already small. Dark colors will diminish it more. All you design freaks, help a sista out! What color will make her store pop?
6/11/2011 01:20:37 am
Black would really look chic--a glossy black enamel (specially made for floor or porch use) would be easy to clean, too. It'd look great with the walls, but she'd probably want to use different tablecloths for her display table.
6/11/2011 03:29:54 am
thx jason! good tips!
6/11/2011 03:44:00 am
I'd go bright orange but I'm wacky that way. Depends on what she wants the effect to be. Black is always classy but it will absorb light. Gray is a nice neutral but I think a charcoal gray would retain a little more of the classiness of black.
6/11/2011 05:07:51 am
One thing to keep in mind with black is that it actually shows scuffs and scratches and dirt more than grey. Grey would probably be really neutral and unobtrusive. But I like the color idea, could be really fun!
6/11/2011 05:09:05 am
@kim sage and practical advice ! i'm partial to the gray..seems like a nice medium
6/11/2011 10:25:29 am
I like it "white" The space seems small, so with white, will look more spacious!
6/11/2011 10:26:03 am
hmmm.....I like white, too!
6/11/2011 10:32:58 am
I definitely think something more neutral, especially since a lot of the clothes have prints and colors. Grey, or maybe a green?
6/11/2011 01:47:02 pm
I say go BOLD!!! Black Love the look and just like that Little Black Dress, it goes with everything!! ♥
6/11/2011 01:47:33 pm
black with grey spalatters then it wont look as dirty
Keri Sharp Sheffield Gray
6/11/2011 01:48:19 pm
-- unless your friend is a clean freak! Black will show any dust and dirt!
6/11/2011 01:49:54 pm
black is in at the moment nice xx
Silvia Munoz Alanis
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6/11/2011 02:41:28 pm
well i think black with silver glitter effect would b nice then she gets both colours look it up on net its nice xxx
6/11/2011 02:42:00 pm
I think grey with glitter will look really sharp.
Sarah Elizabeth Kilburn
6/11/2011 02:43:41 pm
The colors of the room should in some way reflect the clothes. From what I can tell they seem a bit edgy yet could be passes off as sophisticated. Black is usually seen as more edgy, Grey would be more sophisticated. It depends on what your friend wants to suggest to her customers.
6/11/2011 02:44:30 pm
a color close to dried dirt so when it's crappy out it doesn't need constant attention..
6/11/2011 02:45:02 pm
black doesn't go well with bleach 4 cleaning purposes
I've managed some high end retail and a black floor would be a no unless the does more lights in the ceiling. Black darkens a room and makes the rest of the colors not quite as bright. It can be done but u need lots of light,..u r selling clothes and merchandise - not a black floor. Gray also changes the mood of the shop. There are variations of the colors that could be better options. - PLEASE pick up a few color swatches AND do some color research on what improves peoples mood and allows your colors to pop. Again,...lots and lots of light. Lots. Did I say lots ?
6/11/2011 02:46:26 pm
defo go 4 red
6/11/2011 02:46:45 pm
Paint to look like a classic timeless chateau-esque wood floor? Black is too dark and shows every speck; grey is a cold, depressing color without any warmth....how many houses do you see these days with grey carpet...almost none...so I vote for tan, beige, faux wood parquet..quelque chose "naturelle". so that the clothes are the only "stars" ...
6/11/2011 02:47:10 pm
hemi orange isles, with plm crazy purple carpet on the rest
6/11/2011 02:51:37 pm
gray with glitter bling wil be way kool
6/11/2011 03:04:29 pm
I think you should paint it the same colors and design as the shirt in the center of the photo.
Denise Heffner Gummo
6/11/2011 03:05:00 pm
gray with a gold wash look to it
6/11/2011 03:05:34 pm
i'm blown away by all the excellent feedback! who knew u were such design divas! ;-) i'll share with sheila, and i will post what she ends up doing.
6/12/2011 07:11:03 am
Charcoal gray will look great!
6/13/2011 04:13:49 am
well....it seems, soft Gray is the new Black...whatever that means..my two cents of course :)
6/14/2011 04:12:05 am
i would go with gray..black would start to look old really fast.
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