Thursday, October 1, 2009

It Looks Like a Chocolate Milkshake!

It really does look like a chocolate milkshake. Andrew, Janet and I all commented on that. We had to really stay focused on painting the walls in the master bedroom and not running out to Wendy's to get some Frosties instead.

Originally Andrew and I wanted to do a rich chocolate brown on the walls. It's a big room, so it can definitely handle color. But as we looked at new beds, we kept going towards beds in that color. I thought it might not be enough contrast, and that the room would start to feel a little cave-like if everything were to be that dark.

So then we thought about a nice taupe. We knew it would work, but would it really do enough to warm up the room?
So we landed on mocha. Somewhere in between the taupe, with a little more personality and punch, but not quite as dark as the hot fudge color we used in the apartment's family room. The color we ultimately decided to use- Olypmic's English Saddle. It really did look like a milkshake when it was wet and going on the walls.

It dried a little bit darker than what we'd originally expected, but it looks great. The white trim really pops against it, and it even brings out more of the blue in our duvet.

You can see it in the pictures below, but as always, the pictures aren't as good as the real thing. But you do get to see a little more of the lamps we just got.

He's so happy I keep coming up with projects to do around the house.It's all starting to come together :-) Which is good, because Loki's already bored with all this painting and decorating stuff. He'd much rather be playing.

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