Thursday, June 24, 2010

Paint Samples

The clouds welcomed us back to CA.

I am slowly going to unveil my bookshelves (only because I don't have all of them up yet and my books...along with everything else...still have not arrived from NC) but here are the paint samples that we looked at for our 2 bedrooms...



This is the paint that we were looking at for the master bedroom. We had just finished painting 2 other rooms with very neutral colors and I was determined to bring some green in somewhere. I would have gone with a blue as well but my husband said green or pink...PINK?! wtf Mike I'm not a pink ruffles in the bedroom kind of girl! Plus green is my favorite color so how could we go wrong? We eventually decided on the bottom one (it looks less muddy IRL), so 2 walls are that green (at this point I gave up remembering color names and it became "the bottom green") and the rest of the room is a really nice cream color.






Now, allow me to show you the samples for the spare bedroom aka: THE LIBRARY! This was a much more important decision and while I like the other room colors we picked out, I am obsessed with the color of my library. Again, I originally looked at green and purple (what? I like them) which is the reason the top row exists. Mike painted them and called me at work..."Jess, these colors are NOT good, you won't like them for your library, go to Home Depot after work and pick out 3 more." So I went and I picked. I saw this awesome picture in one of the Behr books, a gray sort of color (bottom right) and then I picked out 2 others just in case. Well the gray won out...it reminds me of a professor's jacket or something. It has a purple tone to it but with the entire room painted I LOVE IT. I was almost sad when I started putting up the bookshelves and covering the walls (are you crazy Jess? stop thinking and put up those shelves, there is plenty of time for paint). So we covered the hideous yellow that you can see in the background and now we have beautiful walls....


Yes, those boxes contain my bookshelves!

Oh you just wait...


4 comments:

Jenny said...

I wasn't sure about the grey from the patch on the wall, but I love the way the room looks all painted. Can't wait to see the bookshelves!!

dolleygurl said...

It looks awesome - and my spare bedroom is the "library" too. I wish I could paint it, but it's and apartment, so I will just live with the creamy yellow. Congrats!

Diane said...

I'm partial to a the grays or blues; the falls look good and can't wait to see the shelves up.

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

i love blue and white--i live by the beach and decorated with a coastal cottage theme. my go-to blue is woodlawn blue by benjamin moore. i used it in my living room, bedroom, and office. it so beachy and pretty...

enjoy homeownership!!! so glad to have you back on the grid.