The reason we decided to paint was that the house didn't seem to flow very well. The kitchen had a toile wallpaper that was an aqua shade with the adjoining room in a stripe. I really love the color, and it is very cheery in anotherwise dreary climate. For those of you who haven't lived in the northwest, we only get 60 sunny days a year!
So I decided to do 2 shades lighter than the paint on the main floor. Looking from the living room, through the doorway, you see the contrast I am talking about.
|Freshly painted walls, and moved island. I couldn't decide whether I wanted an island, so I made it so you can move it. I'm thinking I should change the cherry barstools. Perhaps something black? I love black in a room, and tend to do it with trays.|
|I love my cabinets. They were made by my dad who is 83 now. He copied a Smallbone kitchen photograph for me, how sweet is that!|
|Yes, I know the photo over the chest is too big. The problem is I keep moving furniture to the other house|
as this one is for sale, and I forget to move the photos. This will have to do til I get back.
Living Room Color - BM Richmond Gray
Kitchen Color - BM Misty Air
The color on the walls looks yellower to me. I checked the sample and it does match....but that does show the difference in what happens when you add the variable of lighting.
At night, the color looks a little more intense, but not by much.
|Wall color at night|
So why is it that I can pick someone else's colors in a flash, and my house gets loads of indecision. That's why the settee in the above photo isn't reupholstered yet. I'm waiting...
On my jaunts this past week I did manage to swing by George Smith for some Bennison fabric samples. Wish I'd remembered to pull out my camera, their showroom floor was awesome. All the upholstery was in white, so you could really see the lines of the furniture.
|George Smith Chair|
So should I repaint? I miss the old color. I thought about painting the beadboard the Richmond Grey color. My husband said I shouldn't touch the beadboard as all the trim on the main floor is a creamy white. I was thinking that something half way in between
|BM - Abingdon Putty|
What do you think?