Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Paint woes

For the past couple months I've been thinking of painting....again. The living room has been painted twice already since we moved in a year and a half ago.

Here is the color now, furniture is all different of course.

It's a very pale blue/gray.

Which was beautiful when I first painted it (we hadn't ripped out the carpet yet). I had always planned on buying a jute/sisal rug after we took out the carpets, hence the cooler wall color. However when rug plan A changed we ended up getting this beautiful silvery/mint area rug. I love it, it's the perfect color. 
However, with the 'cool' paint color and rug it's too cold, the wall color needs to be warmer. 

I'm thinking it needs to be a warm white, just not too yellow. 

Here is where you come in-my computer monitor is on the fritz and looks like a static-y TV (Migraine city y'all!) so I can't tell what anything looks like. 

I'm thinking something  like this:

                                                                             Source: via Katie on Pinterest

                                                         Source: via Katie on Pinterest

(I'm going with a warm white because of my plans for our kitchen, which I'll be sharing soon. Whatever wall color I pick will most likely be on the upper cabinets/open shelves.)

Here is (similar to) what I have going on in the living room right now:

my living room1

I just need help picking a paint color. Pretty sure it'll have to be Behr paint at this point, oh Farrow and Ball I need you in Montana!

I'm thinking Cottage White (on the china cabinet)

                                                         Source: via Katie on Pinterest

                                            Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Too yellow? Let me know what you think because on my computer monitor I can't tell.

I REALLY need to get it fixed!


kati @ said...

Are you able to get yourself Benjamin Moore paints? They make a lovely warm white called Simply White... it's only slightly creamy, not yellowy, but not blue at all. A clean, neutral white that's perfect. Not sure if that's where you're going with the color, but I have it in my office, and it's great year-round, no matter the light or season. Good luck with your re-re-repainting!

kati @ said...

OH, and I forgot to say that I love your mood board for the space! The olive-aqua-mint tones plus warm-neutrals will be lovely!

Leah said...

i love the white in your inspiration pics, but the cottage white is reading a bit yellow on my screen. samples, samples, samples! love the boards.

Katie Waddell said...

Thank you Kati! I can get BM paint...I need to check on the price difference although I'm sure it's not much...thanks for the tip about Simply White! I'll have to go get a sample.

Katie Waddell said...

Thanks Leah, like I said I can't tell a thing on mine. I'll have to do a sample post soon! ;)

Erin said...

Love your board... Whites are HARD. Do you get plenty of light in there?

Katie Waddell said...

Yes, we do thankfully! Haven't made it out yet to get some samples....maybe this weekend.

Shannon said...

Love the style, where is your sofa from?!

Katie Waddell said...

Hi Shannon, I bought it off Craigslist and painted/reupholstered it. :)