Good Monday Morning!
Recently I was helping a client figure out what went wrong with her new paint choice. Before she painted the walls in her kitchen, she had a printed wallpaper that tied her backsplash,countertop, cabinetry and flooring together. But once the wallpaper was removed, she found it very difficult to select the correct wall color.
This is a large, open kitchen with lots of natural light. Her cabinetry is in great shape and she really likes the granite countertop and the terra cotta flooring. In this picture you can see that the island wall color is a pale yellow and you can also see that color next to the shelves near the window.
With the honey tone of the cabinetry and the taupe/green backsplash, it just didn’t feel quite right.
This hallway really shows how yellow the color was.
My first thought was maybe a grayish-taupe tone. That way it would pick up the gray in the terra cotta tiles, the gray in the granite and still look pretty next to the cabinetry. But gray just looked dirty next to the cabinets.
Then I thought maybe a beautiful creamy white. After all, my client really wanted it to look bright and sunny but the creamy white just looked like a builders standard and not special enough. While at the paint store we fell in love with the backsplash tile that she ended up using. It really helped us to decide on a paint color!
Here is the beautiful backslash and the first AFTER picture! The picture doesn’t show it as well as it looked in person but it looked amazing with the granite! When we saw it we just knew it was the perfect thing to tie everything together.
This picture shows it a little better but you will just have to trust me that it looked awesome in person! My photography definitely needs improving! You can also see the beautiful brown color that we selected. It has a little purple undertone in it and so it really worked with the pinky/red tones in the terra cotta tile and the granite! I think it made the cabinetry look even better than they looked before and luckily the client really liked it and it didn’t make the room any darker.
I absolutely love this color. It looks rich and deep and adds so much to this kitchen!
We were very happy with the final results. Have you had this much difficulty selecting paint color??? I make my husband crazy every time we have to paint anything in our house.
For the new house I just want white walls. Easy, right??? Not!!!! There are about 50 shades of white so I narrowed it down to 2 that coordinate with the cream cabinetry that we are using in the kitchen. I painted 2 12″ x 12″ paint boards (one of each color) and I have been carrying them around with me for days. I am trying to get a feel for them in all different kinds of light. Crazy, I know!
Now, on to the update for the new house. Not much new because they have been working on electrical and that doesn’t look too impressive (really I didnt want to bore you) but I do have a few pictures to show you.
Yea! We have a front porch, shutters and windows installed!
The house is getting wrapped with this black plastic and then wire mesh. The stone will attach to the wire mesh.
That is the beginning of the island in the kitchen.
This is the master bath. They removed the 2 built-in open shelving units on the right and re-built the arch so that it extends all the way across. I didn’t want the open shelving in the bathroom. I was afraid it would become a catchall place. I’d rather have the room be wider and gain more floor space.
Okay, now you are really going to get a glimpse of my
control freak personality but as I was walking up the stairs and saw this ledge I thought “Christmas” hmmm…. So I asked if I could have an outlet there and Voila! they put it in immediately. I love my superintendent!!
I hope you get some time to get outside and enjoy the Spring sunshine!