Good day, color lovers! I have before me a fun yet relatively straightforward task; that is, deciding on one singular paint color for all of my living areas and bedrooms. Moving forward, I am going with a neutral, earthy color palette while bringing in white, cream, linen and green accents into the home.
In years past, I went overboard with saturated colors from mint green to orange to Ronald Mc Donaldesque reds and yellows. I wondered why my children were quite literally bouncing off of the walls. Overstimulated much?
Nowadays, I seek a calming and visually restful color palette for my home. After attending Maria Killam's 3-day Specifying Colour With Confidence workshop last month www.mariakillam.com, I realized that classic, timeless interiors form part of my aesthetic much more than do the vibrant hues I favored years ago do.
Have you ever used Pinterest to create an inspiration board for your home décor? I recently created one for myself. Have a look: https://www.pinterest.com/lfbcolor/botanical-inspired-living-room/
You'll see that my main inspiration is anything botanical. I plan to bring in plants and incorporate shades of green in accents such as artwork and throw pillows. My front door and bathrooms will also be painted in green tones.
Let's chat wall color now. Remember that my floors on the first level are an earthy brown with an orange undertone, or an orange-beige as Maria Killam taught us in the workshop. I want a neutral paint color that has an orange-beige undertone without looking too peach. I purchased three pints today in the following colors: Home Sweet Home 1088, Sepia Tan 1116, Terra Bella AF-195
Terra Bella is part of the Affinity collection, which is Benjamin Moore's most muted color palette. With my earthy, muted floors, I do not want to go too bright or "clean" with my wall colors. Here is an example of Terra Bella, and the floors featured have the same undertones as my Pergo flooring in Applewood.
I will definitely keep you posted and show you the color boards I paint up, along with my final selection for wall color!
Peace, love and color!