I had a vision. It was a vision of soft greige walls and soft charcoal sofas flanking the fireplace. It was going to be cozy, like being wrapped up in a cashmere blanket… and then I woke up. I was alone in my vision. John “didn’t see it”. The boys, just shook their heads at me. How could they not see it, I cried out into the wilderness??? It was beautiful, it was cozy, it was my vision… I knew what I’d do, I’d go back to the paint store (I knew we should have bought stock in Benjamin Moore) to find the perfect greige that everyone could agree upon, but alas, it was to no avail. I was still alone with my vision.
Do you like it here or there? I do not like it here or there, I do not like it anywhere…
Living Room Wall
Dining Room Wall
Kitchen Wall: Part 1
Kitchen Wall: Part 2
What to do, what to do? I was starting to panic. How could I come up with a totally new vision at this, the eleventh hour??? Aha… a light bulb. I have a friend who is a designer with a superb sense of color. If anyone could help me, it was she. Our conversation went something like this… “Well Kendra, of course you could do greige, it is very on trend right now (naturally!), but it will give you a decidedly contemporary feeling. Didn’t you say that you were going for more of a farmhouse sensibility?” Darn it, why does she have to be so logical? Suffice it to say that in about five minutes she had me straightened out and we had new paint colors selected.
I had sort of gotten stuck with the idea that the four connected spaces needed to be the same color. She assured me that this is not the case. as long as the colors have the same “feeling”, for lack of a better word, they can live happily side by side. So there you have it. The living room will be soft green with oatmeal sofas flanking the fireplace. The dining room and kitchenÂ will be soft blue, which doesn’t exactly jive with the current gold color scheme, but will work beautifully with my “someday” kitchen. And the entry will be soft taupe, once we can peel off the omnipresent wallpaper.
Another crisis averted… the only thing left to do is paint…