Saturday, May 1, 2010

Just this one post because I really need your help!

One of my projects is to paint my entry way. I've said before the color of the walls in our house were so heinous when we bought it I elected to paint everything the same color. I wanted to live here for a while and take my time deciding on colors. So I finally decided that I wanted to paint my entry way mint. It's a really bright room and it only has one solid wall. It's mainly just a pass through from the main part of the house to the bedrooms. Anyways long story short, I now have three colors of green on my walls and I can't decide. I only have three days left on sabbatical so a decision must be reached. Here's the photos (it's kinda cloudy today but oh well)
My first paint choice is the top one in the first photo (the same as the color to the left of the mirror) but when I put it on the wall it's almost neon mint which I'm not in love with. The I went back and got the other two. My gut reaction was to like the darker of the two. Here's the issue; my style is a little funky while still being sophisticated and I'm afraid the darker one, while nice, is not edgy enough. Here's what I plan to do with the table and mirror so you can make an informed decision. The table will be black lacquer with new knobs from anthro. I might wall paper the drawer fronts or make a different colored stripe of some sort on them. For the wall I plan to do a collection of antique beveled edge mirrors. I stupidly didn't save my inspiration picture for this but I'm sure you've seen it before, just a collage of beveled edge mirrors in all shapes and sizes. To balance out the black table and give the wall some weight I'm going to cover some (not all) of the chains the mirrors hang from in thick black ribbon. Sort of like you see here...
So PLEASE HELP ME! Leave a comment if you would on paint color a)neon green on top b)the darker green in the middle or c)the lightest green on the bottom. Thanks a bunch!

8 comments:

shari @ little blue deer said...

Hmmm, I'm still kind of partial to the darker, actually, but it IS hard to tell from the photo. I say go with your gut, though, you clearly have great taste!

Brit Castaneda said...

I'm liking the darker version as well, though I am not sure how well the colors are truly translating on screen. It looks like a slightly greener version of Tiffany blue and we know how well black plays off of that.

Monica said...

I am liking the darker color as well, however it sounds like most of the solid wall will be covered anyway. Maybe the non-neon, lighter mint will be a good neutral base with a npon-offensive pop of color??

supermandy said...

I like the dark- but the color to the left of your entry mirror appears nice, too. It is reeeeaaaally hard to tell in the pictures, though.

Paisley said...

Thanks for your input everyone! I went with the darker color, pics posted shortly!

story in a box said...

good choice on the darker...since the entry gets a lot of light i think the color you chose will be perfect! can't wait to see it!

rae.ozanne said...

Well, I clearly missed the chance to contribute to the decision making process, but I also liked the darker color. I'm so excited to see your house in a couple of weeks!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

So, I'm a little late to the party... but the dark green - middle color is my fave.