A few weeks ago you guys may remember that I posted about my plans for our dining room. Beautiful, wonderful plans that involved the 3 G’s, Green, Gold and Grasscloth. Well, as my luck would have it, friends of ours live in an apartment that has grasscloth wallpaper. We went to go visit them a few weekends back and now Jesse has jumped ship. That’s right, he’s now anti-grasscloth. Which means, that because I’m a good wife, I need to get re-inspired for the dining room. Blarg!
My solution to most home problems where Jesse and I can’t agree is to simply move on to something else and then come back to the problem area later. But I’m really anxious to open a can of paint! It’s been too long! I may get some samples to ease myself into it because the last thing I want is to waste the money on paint and hate it all. I still would really like to use green, but without the neutral color and texture of the grasscloth, I’m afraid it may be too overwhelming.
That’s when I discovered this awesome new tool at the Olympic Paint website! It’s very similar to the My Colortopia tool, but with this one I have access to all of the Olympic color line, which is typically what we use. You use the tools to select the areas of your walls you want to paint.
(If you want to be really precise you can make your lines straight, but I was just kind of slapping this together for some quick visuals.) Then you drag the paint colors you want to try out into the correct numbered region. My most favorite part was that the default color is a pure white, which is what we want to eventually use on the kitchen cabinets, so it makes visualizing the future of the kitchen really easy without putting too much extra time consuming work into the mock up.
As you can tell from the above picture, I’m still pretty hung up on the green. I really want to use a fun color on the walls, that will play off both the wood trim, the white cabinets, and the gray living room well. Purple could be an option, but these are almost the exact colors of the office upstairs. And then gray is always an option, with brighter green and blue accessories. But is it too much gray, since the living room will be gray?And again, I’m still really stuck on the green and gold look. I think the trickiest part for me will be finding the right color to go above the green and the chair rail. It can’t clash with the green, or the white cabinets. Decisions, decisions! All this would be SO much easier if Jesse just went with the grasscloth!
Have you guys been doing any paint color brainstorming lately? How do you decide what colors are best? Does your husband poop on your parties with practicality too?