Thursday, July 9, 2015

Paint Colors, Your Mileage May Vary, Part the Middle, sort of

First, some apologies are in order. These pictures are terrible. The good news is that I do have a reason for not getting better ones.

We did get the painting done and the drapes are up. 

The desk got a bit of a clearing, too.  

We started with a faux Tuscan plaster finish on the walls. It was great, in its day. But the 90's are over, way over,and it had to change.The cabinets are cherry with a chocolate glaze and the countertops are Dakota Mahogany granite. As an aside, the cabinet finish choice was a tug of war battle of the sexes compromise, hubs wanted stained wood. I wanted painted cabinets with a glaze finish and giallo granite. Le *sigh* at least I got the glaze! We compromised on a stained wood with a glaze. Someday, soon, I will tell you all about the kitchen remodel.

I am thinking that this compromise was a little lopsided!

As you can see there is a lot of red happening here. 

Which is why the OC-140 which looked like a soft grey with some green undertones, in online pictures, and especially next to the tiles looked like so much pistachio green on the walls. So it was back to the paint deck. We tried out three additional colors, Grant Beige, HC-83, Beacon Gray and November Skies.

Beacon Gray
The Beacon Gray was a bit pale and cool for the look I wanted.
November Skies

The November Skies was the right intensity, but bluer than I wanted.

Grant Beige

Grant Beige had enough green undertone to work with the warm enough and neutral enough to work with the cabinets and countertops. 

I have an awesome project coming up for next post !

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