Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cut calories with paint color

Ok, maybe not (although I'm sure painting burns a lot of calories). But did you know restaurants are painted red because it's proven to increase your appetite? My white walls seem to be doing a whole lot of nothing. I made so many decisions in the last year (cabinets, countertops, lighting and more) that I thought we could take a break and just live here awhile before making any changes.

Times up. I have begun thinking about painting and colors, but have been reluctant to make a commitment. It’s not that I’m afraid of color (although as I write this I realize I’m wearing all black, but that’s a color, right? Isn’t black actually the combination of all colors?). But I have had that experience before where the color on the small swatch you get at the paint store looks so much different when it’s on all four walls of the room.

Our dining room has beautiful white wood trim on the bottom half and only top half would be painted. I’ve included pictures.

I am thinking about painting cobalt blue or indigo. I know, I know, it’s such a dark, drastic change, but I think the room can handle it. I love these blue walls I found on Houzz. Any thoughts?

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