Remember awhile back when I posted this picture and said I thought I’d finally found a color for the living room and dining room?
Well, that was about six paint samples ago.
Currently, our wall looks like this:
You see, I’d really like to use one shade (or one shade and a lighter version of the same shade) for the living and dining rooms because they’re essentially one consecutive space. I want to keep the flow, if you know what I mean.
It is sort of divided by the little chunk of wall (I have no idea what you call it–a separator??) It’s where a beam would be, but there’s no beam.
Anyway, it creates some separation between living and dining room, but I still feel like the space calls for either one color, or two very similar colors.
Here is the current view, from the dining room into the living room. As you can see, I’ve added yet another paint swatch next to the window on the left…
Another factor in our color selection is that the dining room is visible from the kitchen, meaning that those colors need to blend nicely.
Also, our couches are this shade of gray (is it grey? does it matter?)
I’m on a grey kick. I really like the look of a warm green-grey with the white trim and oak floors, but I have to coordinate with the green kitchen color and the grey couches. Here are the colors we’re working with:
Right now, the color sample on the walls is senora gray. I guess it is gray? Oh well. Trent and I are OK with senora gray, but my friend Hanna was over this past weekend and she said she thinks it’s a bit too blue and that it’s a little too close to the color of the couches. I think I agree (and I trust her design opinion,) it’s just that I’m tired sampling “the perfect color” only to find it isn’t perfect. Frustrating!
My next thought is to try the spanish olive (slightly more green) in the dinging room and then use the spring thaw in the living room. I think the spring thaw is light enough that it won’t look like too similar to the color of the couch, but I guess we’ll have to sample and find out for sure! My husband will be so thrilled…
Oh well, until then my dining room will just have to remain looking like this:
Things could be worse, I suppose.
On a side note, my wise friend Hanna got me a great birthday gift this year!
Trent told her I needed art and so she picked this out for us. I LOVE it. It makes me want to find a color even more so that I can find a home for it on the wall!
I also got this fountain for mother’s day. I love the soft, soothing, trickling sounds it makes and it’s rustic charm.
Well, that about wraps it up for now. Hopefully I’ll have the wonder color selected before my next post, but until then please feel free to give me some color advice!