So, that said, through the years in our 6 states and 14 hours, we’ve had opportunity to live with and paint different colors here and there. The new trend of light blues/grays are beautiful but not sure if our style. We are currently renting, so no painting for a while. Therefore, I share my favorite colors from the past.
Pittsburgh Paint Carob Chip
When deciding on a purple shade, I’m sure a groan emits……not wanting it to look like a funhouse, but a rich, eggplant color. I found this at the bottom of a “brownish” paint chip – Carob Chip.
This was my office and had been painted 3 times in one year. It was navy blue when we moved in:
I hated this. Could not function. Turned my brain “off”. lol So then I tried to play nice and paint it taupe:
After painting it taupe, I was literally sad. Terribly sad and didn’t know why. It was then that I realized COLOR has a huge impact. I spent a lot of time thinking about what color would I love to paint, whether it was practical or not. Since this was also technically a formal dining room, I knew I could be bold. I chose Carob Chip, crossed my fingers and voila’! It was amazing.
Pittsburgh Paint Raspberry Truffle
Another color we stumbled on was seen in a home on the real estate tour one day (I am a licensed real estate agent, inactive due to disability.) I was super lucky when my husband fell in love with it and asked to paint it in our bedroom. I would venture to say this surprises his side of the family – that he would venture away from the safe colors - but he is VERY affected by color and I’ve learned that making him happy color-wise goes a long way to marital bliss. :) Please IGNORE carpet color – house came with this and we saved our pennies until we could replace it. We treated it as a neutral. ;)
Same color – different house – different lighting. We hadn’t finished the trim yet. It never felt “peach-based” which I think it looks like in this photo. I had to push for the neutral bedding. Our bedding currently, at once again my husband’s request, is a bright RED. Yes, of course, red is known to be a calming color. Ha! Not! But he likes it and if he’s happy, we’re all happy.
I’m joining the Paint Party over here: