Saturday, May 8, 2010

three colors...

So when we first remodeled the kitchen I painted it this lovely red. I had always wanted a red kitchen, and so I chose this color. I liked it, but it just wasn't me. I like bright colors, but I was ready for a change and a little redecoration magic.

I used Behr's new Paint & Primer in One, to cover the red, and it almost covered in one coat! I only put two on to even everything out, but I chose the wrong color. I went with a color called Comfort Gray, which is a muted blue green, with a lot of gray. It looked good everywhere I saw it, but in my house, in my light, against my dark trim? Nope. Not at all. It looked like the primer.

It did pick up the gray color in our granite and was very calming, just not spa-like at all. Just gray and it honestly looked unfinished. It looked like I hadn't put the color on top of it.

Here it is again. I peeled the tape off just in case the tape was making it look more blueish, but the wood trim created too much contrast.

So I had half a gallon of paint left, so I went back to Home Depot and got a quart of a dark green, then hunted in my attic for some leftover colors from other rooms. I mixed the paint with some other colors and tried each shade in a little square on the wall, then chose one. I ended up with this pear green color, which I like so much better.

In the above photo it looks a little more yellow than it really is, but I wanted to show the pot rack. It used to be green, but I spray painted it white.

Lucy wanted to show you the real color. It is a great color that I made all by myself (ha.) Keep in mind, too, that this all happened in one weekend. I painted the first color on Saturday and then painted again on Sunday. I figured while I had all the stuff taken down and all the painting things out, I should get it done. I like that the kitchen doesn't seem so dark during the day, and the color isn't as intense as the red. Much more calming.

Okay, that's my kitchen story for you.

11 comments:

marge said...

Love it!!

Trustful Surrender said...

Looks GREAT!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Love it! Great job!!

Life In Mazes said...

Your paint job looks awesome and I love the new color. What a creative way to get the right color :)

Leila said...

I love the color!! So soothing and refreshing!

Alison said...

Whew, that's a long and sordid paint story.
I LOVE the green! It is soothing, but warm enough that it flows nicely with your other paint colors. Having green walls myself, it's hard to portray the acurate color in pictures. But, Lucy did a wonderful job!

WheelbarrowRider said...

Nice! Can't believe you threw that together yourself!

the misfit said...

Love it! Beautiful color! And you'll enjoy it even more since you made it yourself :)

JellyBelly said...

Looks great!!!!

Lost in Space said...

So pretty! That was a lot of work!

Hunnybee said...

I love that color!