Long story as short as I can make it...
Painted the kitchen last spring. Painted it melon colored (but of course I tell everyone orange). People freak until they walk into the kitchen- where it really works. The linoleum and counters are 30 year old laminate.... it's brown woodish looking. The orange actually draws out warm tones in the cheap, old laminate and makes it look good even though there isn't really orange in the counters/linoleum.
So then we decided to keep painting. The living room opens directly into the kitchen. The hall blends with the living room. It's all really open.
Well we decided we wanted COLOR after 7 years of white walls. I was going to go with blue for the living room (so blue and orange you'd see looking from the kitchen) and a sort of grayish for the hallway (so blue and gray looking down the hall from the living room). Well Anna REALLY wanted purple- and we thought that the melon, blue and purple (actually more lavender) could be a sunset of sorts.
Got the purple paint and started the walls. Picked a lighter shade since it's a hallway, but part of the paint will go into the livingroom because it's a shared wall. Had to stop with winter. Now two painters from church said they'd paint the living room and hall TOMORROW if we got the paint. They'd make sure they finish getting the wall fixed too. So we went and got the paint.
It looks good with the kitchen paint. It almost matches the kitchen curtains, though I wish the paint was a little duskier like the curtains. But the lavender just seems a little... undersaturated, I guess.
My husband says I'm out of my mind and to leave it be. But I'm stressing about it. Getting new paint isn't an option because they're painting tomorrow and it's over an hour one way to the store. The ladies who are painting tomorrow are very classic in styling. I know it's my house to live in now and I can do as I like.... but honestly, I've never been able to have color on walls-ever.
The carpet is plain jane lt. brown with sort of an orange undertone. We picked shades of brown for the living room curtains.
Am I freaking for nothing?