Taking my cue from this old millinery rose I decided to paint our dining room. A color called Madrid made by Portola (thanks Christine!) seemes like the right shade right now. It's a little pinky - maybe even a little too fleshy....but I wanted a warm inviting color so that my dining room feels like it's own little gem. I thought I would hang some brown transferware pieces on the wall to ground it a bit. I remember years ago a friend telling me that this soft peachy color was the most relaxing color you could paint a room.
The problem is, I can't really make a decision about a whole room until I have painted the whole room - the large swatch on the wall just doesn't do the trick for me. So I'll paint the whole room and live with it for a while - I just better hurry and finish it before JZ gets home!
Sofia got into the act and added her two cents to the project - seems appropriate.
Kaarie...I love the color of this millinery flower and I bet it will be warm and cozy after you accessorize the room. Don't forget to post pics upon completion!
Romancing the Bling
You are right, that is a tricky color. This past week found us painting a bathroom. I wanted a warm taupe, but not to warm. I was afraid it would be to fleshy-pinky too. Somehow we got it right the first try. It's a color by Kilz and is called Kashmir Beige. I'm thrilled with it! Please share your dinning room when it's all done!
Choosing a colour is so difficult! By the way, I LOVE my French General Home Sewn book, it's fantastic! This week I'm going to make the bunting (party garland) for outside my shop. Hope I get it ready before I'm due back at uni - stay tuned!
Monique from Oz
All my rooms are getting smaller from the multiple coats of paint- I just can't seem to find that "perfect" color!
Hmmmmmm....verrrrrry interesting....a peach colored dining room?.....ours is Mesa Peach. Mom
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