When In Doubt – Paint

July 7, 2008

The 4th of July means different things to different people. Freedom. Barbecue. A day off work.

Or, if you’re decor-obsessed, it might mean a home decor project.

Me? I painted.

I’ve been having a hell of a time trying to figure out what color drapes to put in the living room and dining room.

So I changed the wall color.

I have never liked the wall color in those two rooms. It was a sort of light fleshy tan with odd red undertones. We had originally seen the color in our neighbor’s house, where it was a pretty yellow. But paint color is so dependent on the particular light of a particular room, and can be affected by floor color, furnishings, even colors outside the room. It just never looked right in our house.

And now it’s gone.

I painted both rooms a pale ivory (MILKWEED, from Dunn Edwards.) The ivory seems to fit the style of our Spanish bungalow, and works well with the red and greens in the room. It’s a neutral backdrop, with just a little kick of color.

I think the drape decision will be a lot easier now. (She says, hopefully.)


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