Monday, June 14, 2010
Seafarer and Dreamy Caramel
That title doesn't quite make sense, does it? Well in the world of Valspar paint, it's code for "give me the opposite of eggshell, cotton, and creamy white". In other words, a weekend of painting has resulted in vibrant splashes of color for both my bedroom and kitchen nook...love that word. I always admired people for taking the time to paint a bedroom or refresh the living room walls, but I tended to shy away from the liquid buckets of pigment. Well, after indulging in a few too many free swatch samples at the hardware store, I fell into a color wheel high and emerged with the perfect hues of vibrant yellow and deep turquoise. I must admit, cracking open the paint can meant for the bedroom was a little nerve racking, I think I mumbled to myself "what have you done?", but my love for color stepped in and forced the first roll across the wall. Swish, swish, splat onto the arm (and a bit on my face), and the wall gleamed in a hue that is pretty close to the Tiffany's box.
Add in a few nightstand touches and the bedroom was ready to go. I'm still waiting to spruce up the kitchen a bit before I share pictures of that (I'll at least let the paint smell die down), but for now, my glowing wall of blue-green style is better than any standard white I've seen.