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Day 49: Quick Rendered Room 2

Posted by annagrace under Days 1-100

Today’s project is another quick rendering like in day 21. Like last time, I started by creating a quick room in SketchUp. I decided that today’s room would be a bedroom with a soffit, because in the last several days, I have had multiple people at work ask me how to paint a room when they have a soffit… But I’ll get to that in a minute. At any rate, here’s the room before photoshopping.

Pretty self-explanatory. BTW I didn’t create the doors… I found them in the 3D warehouse.

Anyways, I rendered it in photoshop much like the last time using different images I found and adding a lot of effects.

So, about the paint colors… It is my opinion (and I think the general opinion of many designers?) that when you have a ceiling with a soffit, the goal is to highlight the architectural detail and make the highest part appear to be floating. Therefore, I have been telling people to pick a shade for their walls, then go a couple of shades lighter for the underneath of the soffits (keep in mind that colors appear much darker when they are on the ceiling. Many people who want the ceiling just one shade lighter than the walls will get the wall color at 1/4 formula, or 75% lighter, to use on their ceiling) and then for the highest part of the ceiling, choose a darker color than the walls. Also, I have noticed that usually one paints the sides of of the soffits the same as the main wall color. I think this rendering illustrates this idea of the shades of paint for soffits fairly well, except for the fact that I wanted to add an accent wall :D . ┬áBy the way, all of the colors I use in renderings are Benjamin Moore from their website, so if you want to know what they are, just ask in the comments!

Interesting side note: the image I took the bed from for this computer rendering was one I used my Junior year in a hand rendering exercise! I’ll have to dig around and see if I can find it…. if I do (highly unlikely :) ) I’ll post it!

Anna Grace

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