Friday, October 23, 2009

Dreaming of Paint Fairies

I know I have a problem when my dreams star paint, rollers, or me spray painting my cat. Don't call the ASPCA, it was just a dream! Maybe it's brought on by my current obsession with paint swatches or maybe it's because we have been living with asylum-esque white walls in over half of our house for over two years and it has caused me to go crazy (hey, at least they aren't padded). Nonetheless, Justin and I have decided that one of our winter projects this year will be painting our 17 feet tall entry way and living room. However, that was the easy party, the big decision we are currently squabbling over is how many colors to use and where to paint each one.

Choosing colors purely based on logic, we decided to use neutral tan/beige/taupe/brown colors in the room since it is going to be a nightmare to paint and we don't want to have to redo it soon because we chose an uber-trendy color. We have selected three potentials that work well together for this large room (from dark to light): Behr - Revival Mahogany (dark brown), Behr - Melted Chocolate (brown), and Sherwin Williams - Mexican Sand (tan/beige). Being the go-against-the-grain girl I am, I would love to use all three colors in the space to break up the large walls and provide designation of where one "room" ends and another begins. Here are a couple photos of the room. (PS please ignore the mess!)

Here's the layout of the space. The red lines are walls that are going to be painted and all but the ones under the stairs are 17 feet tall.

Now you can see why I might be going mad! Here's the good stuff, you get to chime in on what you would do. I mocked up four options based off of what we were debating, but if you have another suggestion by all means, let us know!

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Decisions, decisions, cast your vote by leaving a comment below!


  1. I definitely like option 1 the best. The way it breaks up the space makes sense. I also like #4 if you made a focal point out of the dark brown wall. Could you put white vases on the ledge?

  2. I like option 1 or 3, Jessi! If you need any help, let me know!!

  3. From Sandi...option 1!


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