Thursday, 24 June 2010

Favourite Colours

Our house is still yellow.  As Kevin says, it's like living inside a banana.  I've been trying to figure out the colours I want to live with when we do eventually paint. 

Juliana's favourite colour is PINK.  There is no question about that.  She's lucky.  I don't really have a favourite colour.  I like so many colours.  In clothing, I'm drawn to natural colours (brown, tan, and green), along with turquoise (how trendy I am!  It's the official colour for 2010) and red. 

In my last house, I stuck with a very warm pallet (red, gold, brown) in the living room, and a very cool pallet in the kitchen (turquoise and white).  Now, I have a very open main floor so I can't do that.  I'm just confused.  We have a large painting that I still love that is red and gold (see my header photo.  it inspired my livingroom's previous colour scheme), and very dark brown leather furniture.

One more thing that is throwing me off is that I'm REALLY drawn to all white/neutral rooms, like A Beach Cottage.

I really need to figure this out because the living room desperately needs curtains so we don't bake this summer.

So, here are my options:

TURQUOISE and RED - Very trendy!  It would balance out the furniture.  But what colour do I paint the walls?  Definitely not red.  I'm not so sure I'd want turquoise either.  Maybe a neutral tan?  That could work.  But what about my beloved green?

BROWN, GREEN, and WHITE - Very nice.  But I'm just unsure.  In this scenario, I could paint the walls tan or green.  I really like white accents.  But what would I do with my current red and gold stuff?  I can't afford to replace it all.

WHITE and TAN/NEUTRALS - White walls would not work.  Definitely not in this house.  So that leaves tan walls, with white and brown accents.  I love the simplicity of this look, but what do I do with my stuff?

And here's another option that I just thought of today:

GREEN, TURQUOISE, and NAVY - I'm really drawn to navy lately.  Our front door is going to be painted navy.  But I'm not sure I could pull off the green and turquoise together, although I've seen it done beautifully.  And again, what about my red and gold stuff?  I'm not entirely sure I could live in a completely cool feeling house.

See?  I'm so confused.  Whatever I decide for the curtains needs to also look unhorrible with the banana yellow, because it will be a while before we can paint.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Stopping by from SITS!

    With an open floor plan, I think different colors might make the space seem smaller. If I were you, I would find a local Benjamin Moore dealer (I'm not getting paid to say that - I just think their paint is the best) and get about 4 samples from their 'sample' series of a light sophisticated tan. Try two warm tans and two cool tans. Try them out on your wall, and you'll know the one when you see it. You'll be surprised how all your warm colored stuff (browns reds, etc) TOTALLY will go with the walls!


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