Wednesday, April 07, 2010

the joy (and horror) of picking paint

As much as I love color and thinking about colors and taking about 1,239 paint samples from Lowe's on every visit, the thought of actually selecting a color for any given room is incredibly stressful.  It's like having to pick a favorite ice cream; it honestly can't be done without at least a little bit of remorse.  Like, maybe I should have had black raspberry instead of the coffee... 

In the spirit of complete decisiveness, I present the new color for my kitchen (maybe)


I love the small samples you can buy just about everywhere now because they really help you get an idea how the color will look on the wall.  The paint is supposed to cover a 4' x 4' area, but I usually do what I did here in the kitchen-paint a small square on each wall.  That way, I can get an idea what the color will look like at all times of day on the different walls in the room. 

The wall color is fennel seed by Martha Stewart (home depot) and the ceiling is endive (also Martha by home depot).  I love the idea of painting the ceiling a light color because our new raised ceiling is a focal point in the room.  The cabinet color is called seal (Martha again), which is a rich charcoal.

So, this is it for the kitchen (I think!)

3 comments:

Becky K. said...

I don't have the patience to try the colors first. I just go for it and repaint in a few years anyway...whether I like it or not.

I should learn from you...

Mel said...

It's finally coming together!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Ohhh I love the colors! I think it will look great!