Sunday, April 26, 2015

I've Been Scheming

Hi everyone!

One of my upcoming summer projects is to repaint most of our first floor.  I really wanted to do it last summer, but I had some health issues that prevented me from doing so.  I am actually quite happy that I did not get around to painting, as my choices in colors have changed dramatically.

As any of you know who have visited my blog, I love dark, rich colors.  I always have and I am pretty sure I always will.  I have strayed from them from time to time and was never pleased with the outcome. With that being said, although I do not want to change my dark color scheme, I am ready to lighten my wall colors.  My current upholstered pieces have a "crisper" color palette making the wall colors look very drab and frankly, depressing. I look forward to freshening things up with a new color scheme!

I have had a paint deck for awhile now and it has been a fun thing to play around with. It was under $10 and well worth the money.  Shown against the backdrop of two of our upholstered chairs, these are the colors I have chosen:

The warm white (with a very slight hint of yellow) is called Heavy Cream and will be the main wall color in the living and entry areas.  The green color, Pickling Spice, is my choice for the kitchen and eating area, and Indian Paintbrush, the red, is for a small sliver of wall in our entry as well as our fireplace wall.

Below is a picture of our other furniture fabrics within this space.  The paint colors in the first picture are a much more accurate idea of the colors I've selected.  The Purina feedsack is a recent Ebay find that I will be incorporating into my kitchen.

I am so ready to tackle this project. It is going to be an undertaking, but it will be so worth it. Our kitchen is currently painted a very deep burgandy and the living room is gold, with a butterscotch antique accent wall. Add in the wood floor and dark tile, things are much too dreary! This lighter color scheme is going to make such a difference - at least I think so! As I said, I am still loving my rich colors, but it's time to lighten up the background.

I am just "scheming" about this paint project right now, but come June it will be full speed ahead.

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Like your colors and I am sure they will look very lovely when you are finished. Good luck with your big paint job.
    Have a great week.

  2. I think the very hardest part of painting is picking the color! It will look so nice when you are done. Big job but one well worth doing for the difference a coat of paint makes. xo Diana

  3. It is going to look great. Fresh paint is so nice and your colours look pretty.

  4. Jane, I love the colors you have chosen. We are in the midst of painting now too, as you know. I, too, LOVE rich colors! Can't wait to see what you do!

  5. love your choices Jane dear! Especially the one for the kitchen!

  6. God luck with your painting project. The colors look awesome with your furniture. I am so looking forward for our redo to be done so I can get our home back to normal. Janice

  7. I love color too, red is my favorite, but I usually go with lighter walls. Can't wait to see what you do!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. I am a color lover as well. Can't wait to see the the new paint up!