Monday, July 27

Ok, help me out here


Sooo, I spent the weekend painting (walls) and so forth. So in short, I need advice.
Here is the deal, I got the green paint, the exact color I want, here it is as a tester (only one coat so it looks weak, but deal with it, mmmmkay), and I am getting cold feet!

1. Do I paint it on just the panelling, and the paint the ceiling and the rest of the wall a straw color, so it isn't next to that bright white?
2. Do I paint the entire wall green, and leave the ceiling white.
3. Do I suck it up and not pain the room green???

The rest of the house is still yellow, so this is what it will look like when you walk in the front door, obvi, the living room will not be yellow for long...but is this green just too much for me?(Ok, imagine that green all along the left wall of the dining room, it will not be white as it is in this photo, ok, just making sure you got that.) Would you freak out if you walked into a home and saw that? Or am I just crazy and this is the coolest green you ever saw and right now you are sort of trying to make out with this photo? Tell me.The view of the dining room from the kitchen, as you can see, I had a few greens to choose form, and the kitchen is recovering from it's yellow period.


Painted the bedroom brown, I LOVE IT. O was super skeptical, remember the deliberations? Well, I just went with what I really wanted, and it looks so nice in there, and I miraculously found the same flat white as the ceiling, and painted above the railing, so it looks like the room has a white collar on, as O says. I can't stop nesting, I have a huge, unfinished project in my office, and I can't concentrate on it! Awwwwww, must.....nest.....

p.s. is this a sign? I saw these today...hmmmm, via Coco+Kelly, via all over the place.

16 comments:

  1. Eeeehhhh, I'm not feeling the green. But I only say it because you asked! :) I think that green would be great on a piece of furniture or something to be refinished as a great pop of color, but not so much as a wall color. Just my 2-cents! :)

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  2. I don't think think the green as is makes the best choice of door color. Since you already made it, my suggestion would be to decorate the door around it by painting it in a light green, tiling walls, etc.

    Nicolette
    http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

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  3. I say GO FOR THE GREEN! Remember you're love affair?!? stick to your instincts, like you did with the brown. I think it'll look lovely!

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  4. GO GREEN!!!!!!! That is an amazing color. I would leave the trim white. It looks so crisp! But go crazy with the green. And the leather jacket, by the way..... I have been wanting to get my leather jacket dyed. That green is looking pretty sharp.

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  5. 1 more vote for the green w/ white trim! such a vibrant positive color. do it!

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  6. AnonymousJuly 29, 2009

    Green panels, then a dove grey above, and then a white ceiling.

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  7. Suck it up and be brave! Go fo all of it green. Make a statement. When the love affair is over or if you regret it, it's nothing a few coats of primer and a new color can't fix. If you're going to do it, own it. If you're not feeling it, go with your gut. Either way, it will look gorgeous once your accessories and furniture are in there. Perhaps the ceiling could be a soft grey to soften the stark white vs. gorgeous green.

    Have fun! It's just paint :)

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  8. I love the brown in the bedroom!!

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  9. Great advice from Mariss, too!

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  10. your house is beautiful. the photos look so lovely, i'm sure whatever you choose will work out great:) i'm jealous!

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  11. Go for the DRAMA! I think it will be amazing with bits of black, white, brown, and some colorful accessories added in. Seriously...what do you have to lose? Maybe you will get tired of it...but maybe you would get just as tired from a ho-hum watered down color. Look how great your bedroom turned out...and that is a pretty dark, saturated color. Be brave!

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  12. go green! - I love green in every color it is such a warm calming color! lovely!

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  13. I would go for the green with the panels, but paint the rest of the walls and the ceiling white (but not too bright).

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  14. Beautiful pictures...
    thanks for sharing....

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  15. Its like a dark crayon green... you could do better! I work at a paint store on the weekends as a color consultant! I'll keep an eye on your project and give you advice...

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  16. I say get one more tester and give it one more coat, that way you know exactly how it will look. Then leave it like that for a couple of days and see how much you like it. If you are still uncertain I say go back to the drawing board. I adore the gorgeous brown in your bedroom!

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