Cheek, the “non-traditional meatery” on Swanson Street, also has a somewhat non-traditional shopfront. With only a small sign and narrow staircase at its entrance, the barbeque restaurant needed a gimmick to draw people in.

“We wanted it to be alluring,” says Sam Peasnell, one of the owners of Cheek. “We wanted people to walk past and do a double take.”

In the video above, Peasnell explains how Porter’s Paints created Cheek’s signature graduated peach staircase, a marvel involving the creation of 45 original shades of peach. The “light, bright, fun and inviting” staircase sets the tone for the rest of the restaurant’s decor, which is similarly awash in pastels and natural light.

This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Porter's Paints.