Feb 2, 2012


This week I've been painting the fireplace each night after work.  It's taking a long time.  So while I wait for each coat to dry, I've been looking at accent colours for the new and improved living room. Just to refresh your memory, here is what I'm working with:

The green really isn't an issue since it's only in the kitchen/dining room. And the tile is only around the fireplace, though it does start at the edge of the living room. So mostly I'm just working with the new wall colour, the little bit of tile, and the tan furniture.

This was my first thought.  Ice blue curtains and pillows. 
Maybe soft yellow pillows and an ice blue throw.

Or these pillows.

Then there is navy.  My favourite colour. 
But I wonder if navy by itself would be too harsh.

So I found navy and light blue. Softer, yet a striking contrast to the wall.

Or I could embrace the orange and try something like this.
Bonus points for the burlap lampshade.

The charcoal colours in this room make me giddy.  They look so rich.

And this pendant light from has me drooling. 
Even Tom likes it and he doesn't like anything.

But after all of this daydreaming I realized that the large artwork we have
is going to influence our colour scheme.

These pictures are b-i-i-i-i-g and end up being the focal point of any wall.
And I'm not sure I'm ready to give them up yet.

Any suggestions?


BarbSteadman said...

Yeah, me too. I'm wondering how fast you'd get tired of it though?

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks !

BarbSteadman said...

Don't mind hearing your opinion at all! Thanks!

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Julie said...

Hi there!  I found your blog through Claire's "Weekend Blog Hop" and thought I would say hello.  And I have to tell you, My husband and I just bought a house and yesterday I spent the whole day painting the walls and I swear we chose the same color!! haha  Mine color is called "Wicker" but it looks identical! 

Hope you have a great weekend!  I'm "following" via GFC. =)


Pipaclan said...

what fun pictures!  I love decorating...and could spend hrs looking at these details...have fun with your house!

Cure for Mondays said...

Earth colors are beautiful :-) I think your paintings are gonna go well with the charcoal color scheme. Maybe you can change the color of the throw pillows to ones that are in your paintings :-) But you don't have to listen to me. Haha.

I'm a  new follower :-) Hope you could drop by Cure for Mondays and follow back.

SnyMed said...

You have a nice neutral colour to work with.  I love a crimson red as an accent colour.

Stopping by from the blog hop, enjoying your blog.


Claire said...

I need to decorate :) Thanks for joining us at welcome to the weekend blog hop,new follower :)

blackheart betty said...

I really like the room with the orange accents. Pretty awesome!

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