Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Color

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.


Anonymous said...

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

becky up the hill said...

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!

Leonie and Monique said...

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

Gretchen C. said...

All my rooms are getting smaller from the multiple coats of paint- I just can't seem to find that "perfect" color!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmm....verrrrrry interesting....a peach colored dining room?.....ours is Mesa Peach. Mom

Barbara Nimmo said...

The vibrant and creative energy that French General always brings to the table is truly inspiring. It's amazing how a simple change in color can transform the entire look and feel of a project or space.

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