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?
Yes those are wet sticks. I didn't have any other way to show you what we have. I know the lavender is darker on the wall, but so is the melon.
Well, my house is being invaded in 10 minutes to yank the rest of the rods off the wall, patch, move everything in the living room into the center, etc.... so I guess I don't have to worry anymore. Oh, and I just got Katie to sleep. Fun times.
my colors on my computer must not be right b/c none of them look purple to me. It took my a long time to buy paint for our living room b/c I wanted yellow but not gold. I would suggest you paint a spot on the wall. I really found that most of the colors I liked in the store I did not like at home.
Those colors are really nice together.... I would just leave it be if it were me.
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Will do. We'll have the front shades on tonight (the trustee is still installing them after being here 2 hours. He'll come back and do the other window tomorrow after the ladies paint. It's kind of nerve wracking and I'm oh so neurotic over the fact that I had 10 minutes warning before they came so my house is a mess. Finally got Katie to nap at 5pm... she was just crying and crying. So now her schedule is going to be thrown off but what else could I do?
I agree that those colors seem to go together nicely. Try not to freak out. Change is a good thing. And going from white to color is nice.
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