|Soon I'll be adding some yellow swatches to decide on for the built in bookshelves|
And I have 10 colors on the wall in the dining room.
I actually decided on the dining room color pretty quickly, but every time I come up with a new contender for the living room I have to put it up in the dining room as well to make sure that it doesn't clash. The two rooms have a large opening connecting them so I want to make sure that they go together well. This was not something that I ever bothered with in the old house, which is how I had bright yellow, red, chocolate brown, orange, mossy green, and dove grey all on the same level. I love color, but I think that for this new house I will try to be a little more grown up with my paint choices and not just splash the rainbow willy-nilly on the walls.
I had originally decided on a light grey for the living room. It took me months to decide on Sherwin Williams Eider White. But even after deciding that it was the grey that I liked the best I still felt uncertain in my choice. Finally, yesterday, I realized that the reason I was uneasy was that I had made the wrong choice! Funny how that works. I have already painted my ceiling in both the living and dining rooms a nice light blue. Putting a light grey on the wall sounds nice in theory, but in our old home our bedroom was light grey with a blue ceiling and I never did like how it looked. That ceiling was a lot darker, more of a turquoise, but it always felt very cold to me. I just didn't like the combination. I don't know why I thought I'd like it better here. If I hadn't painted the ceiling blue and had done a nice white instead, then the light grey would have looked awesome. But the ceiling is blue, and the built in will probably be yellow, so having a grey thrown into the mix seemed too much to me. I realized that what would look excellent would be white! Painting a room white would have been sacrilegious to me 5 to 10 years ago, but now it just seems like it would be so fresh and bright. I've already painted all of the basement white, mainly because I put in bright green foam floors and felt that I already had reached my color quota on the flooring. But I like it, and although I am not prepared to go white in every room of the house I do think it will look nice in this situation. Now, to decide which color white!