After working on my niece’s bedroom for five days straight (24 hours just over Monday and Tuesday alone), I woke up so sore and exhausted yesterday that I decided I needed to give myself a one-day break from building. I wanted to do something fun and relaxing, like paint my buffet, but by the time I got my tired and achy bones to Home Depot to pick out a paint color, it was already 3:00 or so in the afternoon. And on top of that, for the life of me, I couldn’t pick out a paint color. Here’s the buffet I’m working with…
I have the vision of how I want that entryway wall to look. It includes wainscoting painted in my favorite white (Behr’s Polar Bear) with a twist (more on that to come, but the whole wall will still be light and bright), with the buffet in front of it painted in a bold, bright, warm color. (I’m stepping out of my blue and green rut! 😀 ) But I just can’t seem to decide exactly what that color should be.
In the rest of the room will be black and white horizontal striped draperies (yep, I decided to put my stripes on the windows!), black dining table, end dining chairs with solid green on front and floral fabric on back, side dining chairs in white slipcovers with green accents, and a neutral and textural jute rug. On either side of this buffet will sit my favorite upholstered chairs covered in solid black with white piping.
I tacked my bright floral fabric to the entryway wall behind the buffet, even though this fabric will actually be clear across the room on two of the dining chairs. So the paint color doesn’t really need to match the fabric, but I would definitely like for it to complement the fabric. And then I painted samples of the four paint colors I selected right onto the top of the buffet. I’ve narrowed it down to these four.
These paint colors are all Behr, and the names are:
- Hibiscus Flower
- Whip Lash
- No More Drama
Hibiscus Flower is one of my two favorites, I think. But then again, I think I change my mind every time I walk by this buffet and stop to look at the colors. At some angles, it kind of looks “muddy” to me, and I want this buffet bold and bright.
Whip Lash scares me a bit, because it almost has a fluorescent quality about it. I want bright, but I almost think this one is too bright. But maybe not! I’m still open.
Out of the four, Sensuous matches my fabric the best, but it’s my least favorite. It’s bordering on purple, and colors in the medium to light purple family are my absolute least favorite colors. For some reason it doesn’t bother me in the fabric, but painted on an entire buffet would be entirely too much for me. So I think I’ve ruled this one out.
Just judging by the colors alone, No More Drama is my favorite. But as far as fitting into my vision for this room, I don’t know that this is it. It’s more of a truer red (just a slight touch on the pink side of red, but not much), and I just don’t know that red is what I had in mind.
So those are the options, probably with #3 Sensuous ruled out. So it’s down to #1 Hibiscus Flower, #2 Whip Lash, and #4 No More Drama.
Any thoughts or opinions? 🙂
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