Thursday, May 19, 2011

Painting My Living Room

After several years of a stark white living room, we are finally going to paint it, and the hallway that runs off of it, over Memorial Day weekend.  Yay!

The first dilemma, of course, is what color to paint?  I want something neutral because we have some reds and browns in the room (furniture and a large area rug).  There's a brown leather couch, a red and gold area rug, some oak furniture, and our floor is a light maple.  Nothing really matches but I don't like matchy-matchy stuff anyway.  I want to introduce one or two more colors after we paint, or maybe just bring in more red since I love to decorate with red.

I'm leaning towards these two:

Water Chestnut and Soft Sage

I probably have a preference for the Water Chestnut.  That's what a friend has in her house, and I think it looks so nice.  Well, anything will be better than the white we have now, right?

I'd love to hear opinions or even other color options.

I'll post "before" pictures as soon as I can.


Buttercup said...

I love soft sage, but it's very close to what I have in almost all of my apartment, with celedon trim. The kitchen and bathroom are white. It's a very nice neutral and when I've changed colors in my bedroom -- went from a green comforter to all blue and white -- it still looked great. The water chestnut looks great, too.

Melissa F said...

Thanks for your comment! I love both's going to be hard to choose. I'll definitely post pictures.