Color Me Crazy

Okay, so it’s been just about a year and a half since we moved into our house. We’ve painted every room (with the exception of the basement which is a work in progress for sure), we’ve painted ceilings, cabinets, shelves, doors, trim…you name it, we painted it. Our motto has been “down with brown” since SO much of the color in our house was brown before we started attacking it from every angle with paint. We look at the before and after photos and it’s hard for us to believe that all it took was a little paint…

Kitchen before and after:

Outdated kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets, kitchen remodel from Fresh Nest Blog

Doors and trim before, progress and after:

Painting doors and trim white

With that being said, however, we may have gone just a tad overboard with paint when it came to wall color. As we mentioned in a previous post about the office, we went so crazy with paint right off the bat that we had a sort of “rainbow in my house” kind of theme going on. Between the “Minted Lemon” living room and “Sunbeam” office, there wasn’t much cohesion. Thus, we switched out the yellow for a soft, almost white, blueish green called “Wave’s Crest.” And a before and after of this:

Yellow Office Sunbeam

Office Painted with Wave's Crest

Now we’re heading back to the drawing board to tackle the living room. I love Minted Lemon. It’s the color I swore I wanted, but now that we take a step back and look at the entire house, it doesn’t seem to make much sense. Based on our rug choice, I want to take the walls in the living room in a slightly different direction. We’ve been looking at a ton of different colors, but we keep coming back to lighter, more muted and natural looking greens and goldish-brownish colors. Here are a few of the top contenders at the moment:

Living room paint colors

What do you think? Weigh in! Comment below or head over to our Facebook page to tell us what color you think we should paint the living room. You can also follow us on Pinterest to keep up with what inspires us!


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