Concept by Ignacio Pilotto, photo uncredited.I have a confession. I'm a little crazy about paint colors. I've never had the opportunity to have anything other than white walls in my house, since I grew up in rental properties. Now, I finally have my own space, to do anything I want with and all the trends are neutrals. Ugh. Good thing I don't really care about trends, there's color all over my house!
I was, and am, excited to paint as soon as we moved into our home. We started in the basement, and slowly worked our way upstairs. We've since finished the kitchen, and pretty much finished our office. (It occurs to me I never posted pictures of the office. I should get on that...) All three of these rooms have color in them. The basement, blue and tan. The kitchen, aqua and cream and red. The office is a dark grey with orange and white. Now, I'm at a standstill, for many reasons. One, it's gorgeous out around here, something typically unheard of for Minnesota at this time of year. Two, I've been busy, school, work, and directing the school play have sucked up a LOT of my time the past few months. Really, it's amazing we got the office done at all. Three, well, I'm stumped. Logically, the next room we would tackle would be either the "sweatshop"* or the living room.
The sweatshop is an extra bedroom on our main floor that will someday be either a nursery, if we have children, or an extra guest room. We use it now, mostly just to store stuff in. It's a disaster.
The living room is tough. It's a great room, we have beautiful, coved ceilings, a great fireplace, huge window and snazzy side windows on either side of the fireplace. But I don't know what color to paint! I want to brighten the room, because as it is now, it's kind of stuffy.
So, back to my thoughts on color. I'm leaning towards a soft, buttery yellow color on the walls, to brighten the space. I think that red and yellow, done right, can be fabulous together. Am I insane?