Thursday, January 14, 2010

Playing with colors

How are you all doing? I sure hope you are having a good week! :)




I have been playing with color in my kitchen, as you know trying to decide between aqua and green I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for your thoughts on which color would be the best choice. :)


I paid a visit to Benjamin Moore paints and they color matched my aqua bowls, and I was surprised at how dark the color was. They added some white tint to it, but it is still WAY too bold a color for me! It's a beautiful color, but just not the right shade...




I also bought a pint of a color I liked called "spectra blue" that is aqua, but much lighter.



I tried it on a section of the bead board in one of our cabinets, and don't really like the way it looks...

But now I have an idea that I am going to give a try... Instead of a color like green or aqua on the walls and inside the cabinets, I am going to paint a much more neutral color, such as oatmeal. I like this color a lot, yet just haven't found the right place for it in our home. Maybe it's meant for the kitchen! Then I could just add a lot of red and aqua accents, but switch it out easily the aqua gets old. And then I can use the green! ;) It would be simple also to remove all the color if I wanted a fresh completely neutral look! :) And you never know, maybe the walls WILL end up one of the paler shades of aqua on the paint strips...



Oh, and while we are talking about red and aqua, look what cute Valentine's tissue paper I found at Michael's! All of their Valentine's gifting supplies are in red, aqua and white! :)

And just one more picture here, because it fits in nicely with kitchen talk...


Country Living


Aren't these so cute? And wouldn't they make washing dishes fun?

Well now, thank you for listening to my ramblings! Have a great Friday! :)


blessings,












6 comments:

Linda said...

The oatmeal color would look great...just pop the aqua and red in with accents and you will be sure to LOVE it! I think any girl could do some serious dish washing with these cuties!

Blessings,
Linda

Lauren said...

Good thinking!!

Southern Belle said...

Good idea...I like it! Oatmeal it is, can't wait to see pictures... You're gonna make me wait aren't you? You are so talented at decorating and painting it will be worth the wait! Hope to see you this week. Thanks for taking time to listen to my woes today...I feel so much better.

~Christine = )

Jen R. said...

I've done that with a bunch of paint!!! You'll find a good place for it! I would love to see the oatmeal!

jen said...

That will look great Jenni! It's so much easier to change up your accesories than repaint a whole room when your sick of a color...especially if your like me and you HATE to paint! I can't wait to see your kitchen all finished! I have so many things that I would like to do in our kitchen yet. I'm considering painting the walls a more neutral color and maybe some lower cabinets a soft shade of gray green? Well, I hope you had a great weekend!!!!

Liz said...

The oatmeal sounds very pretty! Can't wait to see it!