Wednesday, February 24, 2010

House ehancements

I have been motivated lately to spruce up my house from The Motivation Station! I'd been wanting to paint my hallway a bright blue sort of color. Can't really describe it much more, other than I just know I'll know it when I see it. So, I think I'll do that this weekend. Those of you that know me know I like color, and lots of it! I'm more of a bold decorator, rather than an earth tone decorator. Here's a photo of my living room, how awesome does the orange walls go with the red couch? When would you ever have thought "orange is a great color for a living room?" But it works, doesn't it?

I'm thinking the overall vibe is a little too warm. I want a pop of some cool blue. I've been searching for couch pillows, but haven't found the right ones yet. But that's also the reason I want to paint the living room. When you first walk in, you can see the hallway in the back, so I'm thinking the contrast of blue will really stand out against the orange and look amazing!

I'm thinking of something along the lines of the Blue Feather below. Although, I'd love something more dramatic like Sea Ridge, but am afraid it might be too dark.
behr colors

Well, I know this wasn't the most exciting post, but it had been awhile since I'd posted much of anything, and this is what popped in my mind to talk about.

I'll think of some new deal breakers and get back on the bandwagon soon!


Linda :) said...

I'm thinking the blue feather will be great! I once lived in a house that the original owners had painted the hallway blue but it was too dark of a blue making the hallway too dark... I love that you are not afraid to experiment with different colors to paint your house!!
Happy Painting! :)

Martha said...

Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas! It is so hard to tell from a teeny tiny little paint chip, sunlight and exposure can really affect the color.
I love blue, our bedroom is a colonial blue.
My living room/dining room walls are pink tinged, they are North facing, it really warms up the place.
Thank you so much for linking up TMS.

RAP said...

Did you paint? I want to see it!!

SJP said...

Alas! I did not paint! I was too busy trying to find a new outfit for Saturday, which ended up in two failures, no paint, and no new outfit! :( The blue tape is still up on the wall!

But thanks for the encouragement! I'm glad you like the colors Linda, because I do! And glad to know that a too dark hallway isn't good! I love warming up a home, I think that's so important.