Getting Back To The Basics

A place to show the changes in our yard, our garden, our home, and our life.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Paint!

It's amazing what a new coat of paint will do for a room. When we bought the house there was a lot of this burnt orange color. Someone said it's like an Arizona orange color, and I think that's exactly what they were going for since that is where the previous owners moved when they sold the house. Paint color is a very personal thing, so I don't want to outright say the color was ugly because to someone else it was beautiful - but it didn't suit us at all and it made the room so dark.

The new color may look white but it's really a beige. Technically the color is Devine 'Ash' and once we get some white trim up for contrast the difference will become more apparent. Later, perhaps a 2014 project, the kitchen cabinets will be painted. The color chosen for that project is Devine 'Almond' which is a light blue gray. The almond is also used as an accent wall in the entry room and family room so it all ties together.

The large beams in the ceiling are painted a very dark brown, almost black. We may decide to paint those beams white but we're taking it one thing at a time. Adding a little more light, new paint on the kitchen cabinets, new appliances (no more black, please!) and then we'll see if the beams still need a makeover.

Connecting to this room is the entry room, which used to be the original living room. We use it as a sitting room and for the dog kennels. The same orange color was use on most of the walls. The same Devine 'Ash' was used in this room to connect it to the kitchen. And in this room is the 'Almond' color which will go on the kitchen cabinets. The same ash color went down the hallway, which isn't pictured.

The orange paint is on the right wall and against the wall the couch is against, which isn't picture in this photo. Didn't look good - to us. Now that I'm getting this blog post put together I don't think I realized I lacked a picture of that horrible paint and how it made the room look. Oh well.

After paint make over - I do like the colors. The creamy beige is growing on me. Not sure I would have picked it myself as I am more of a cool beige person but I don't think it would go well in this house with all the wood. You can see the orange on the left side.

The family room was also painted but that will have to wait for another post. Still working on photos of that room.