Friday, August 24, 2012

White paint

I haven't painted a room white-ish in years. I think it was in 2000, when we were getting our house in Columbus ready to sell. My brother and I painted all night, painting several rooms white.

Since we bought this house we've used a lot of color.

There are also bedrooms that are forest green with chocolate brown woodwork (the woodwork was already painted in that room), a lovely ocean-y blue, and a warm orange-y color. I like color. The dining room is going to be a rich burgundy. I still don't know what I'm doing with the kitchen.

But since all of the main floor rooms open from the hall, I decided that it should be white-ish. So I put paint swatches up for several weeks and compared them at different times of day. It needed to be a clear enough white that it didn't look dirty against the blue and white in the butler's pantry, but warm enough that it didn't look stark.
I like it.

Next up: the main bath is about to be remodeled. And it's going to be mostly white. But I have a plan to get my color in there.


Cheryl said...

Is that second picture a bedroom? The color looks similar to the color I am painting our kitchen right now.

Jane said...

The red is our powder room, but it's the color my last kitchen was and I LOVED it. It may yet make an appearance somewhere in my new kitchen. :)

Cheryl said...

You will probably get your kitchen done before I do. It's taking me

Elephantschild said...

I just can't believe how much cleaner that hall looks. Really shows up how awfully disgustingly drab the former colors were.

Arizona Painting Company said...

Picking a perfect color for the house is very difficult it really needs time to think but you really did a good job you made it. I like it much.