Saturday, May 08, 2010

Living Color

I'm pleased to report that the house is proceeding on-track. It's still looks like I'll be able to move in within a week or ten days. 

Every time I visited the place this week the drive was packed with trucks belonging to workers tiling my kitchen back splash, doing the finish electrical work, and painting. And I use the term "workers" advisedly The painter even had his wife there for a couple days. He says she's almost as good with a paintbrush as he is!

I'm including chips from the Sherwin Williams website so you can get a more accurate idea of the colors. My photos are pretty dark The living room, dining room and kitchen are painted Lagoon. It's a fairly deep tealy-green, and is a lighter shade of the same color as the exterior of the house. 

My bedroom and the guest room are Vesper Violet, a medium-value grayed violet. I have no clue about the intended purpose of the electrical outlet half-way up the wall in my bedroom. I will say that this house absolutely will not lack electrical outlets. Frank ordered PLENTY of them!

I plan to use grass green and yellow as accents in the bedrooms -- more green in my room and more yellow in the guest room. My father-in-law says he won't sleep in a "purple" bedroom, but I'm hopeful my other men friends are more sanguine. 

The studio is Daydream, a shade lighter of the same grayed violet as the bedrooms.

My bedroom in California was a violet so pale it was almost white. I liked the color and decided to amp it up for this house. 

I'm fearless with colors in my quilts but for some reason  I'm timid with paint colors in my house. I'm trying to be more bold; we'll see in the fullness of time how successful I've been.


swooze said...

Everything is looking wonderful!

Sheila said...

I have to say I love the Lagoon color! I think the high outlet may be for a wall/swingarm-mounted tv.

Cindy said...

Just catching, it's nearly finished and everything looks beautiful. I love, love your bookcase-lining-the-hall idea and your kitchen cabinets are just lovely.

Anonymous said...

it looks lovely.

I just read your comment on an unclutterer article on moving house. I hope all goes well with you and you manage to stay positive and motivated

good luck with the move!

Dragana said...

Very cool colors and what a fantastic quilting floor!!! Chess anyone?

Joan said...

Your house is looking lovely . Your room colours are really great...and I am sure you will have afantastic time in you studio :) I do hope things go well for you...from one Inklingoist to another :)