I've been busy painting again. Our living room this time and I've been doing one wall at a time over about a month's time, whenever I could find the time and energy :)
The color is Behr's Citron, a color I "test drove" a couple of years ago in a temporary living situation and loved so much I used it again here. It's the top color on the strip below (the color may not be completely accurate since this is a screen dump pic for lack of other pictures).
It's a nice and bright yellow-green but it's not bright enough for your eyes to hurt :) It's a lot more daring than what most people would go for but we love it! Mind you, I'm pairing it with a lot of neutrals but will also add plenty of colorful accents throughout the room (that will be a later chapter of the story. Curtains, pillows and other accents in the pics below are still temporary for the most part).
So here's where we're at at the moment. I'll give you the tour of the room starting in the doorway from our dining room overlooking the living room, going in the clockwise direction.
So what do you think? "Too much color" for your taste or "kinda' cool"? :)
Here are a couple of befores (one got censored because the naked people were roaming free at the time I was snapping pics).
And the after again :)
Ahh, so much better!
I can add too that I didn't just roll the paint on here. I diluted it a little bit with water (3 parts paint to 2 parts water) and rubbed it on with a rag so the original off-white is shining through in some places. Also, since I got the paint in semi-gloss the faux finish makes the walls very varied, where the paint is on thick it's a little shiny and in other areas it's completely matte. Gives subtle variation to the walls but it's not really visible unless you really look for it for the most part. It's not distracting is what I'm trying to get at.
And it's a GREAT way to save on paint! I only ended up using about 1/3 of the gallon of paint I got and normally a gallon probably would not have been enough to cover this whole room when painting the traditional way. So now I have some green paint to play with for other projects (play house - here I come!).
So. The future plans for this room include a brown and gold floor cloth, orange and beige curtains, pillows in blue/orange/green/red, slipcovers for the ottoman (red I think) and the chair in the middle of the room (blue? Haven't quite decided but these things usually work themselves out as I go). So much to do still, but I'm happy with what we have so far.
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