If you've perused the photos of either of the places we've decorated, you've likely noticed that I am much more drawn to cool colors than I am to warm colors.
Hmm... blue much?
Yes, I'm totally predictable like that.
But then we moved to the mountains. And you know what I learned? It's cold here! (Kidding... I knew that going in.) Not cold like people complain about in LA... for real cold.
One morning last week. (And those numbers are in Fahrenheit, lest any Canadian readers think I'm a huge wimp, or that our indoor temp is inferno hot.)
So the thing about living in a cold place is you start craving all forms of warmth: a warm fire, warm drinks, warm clothes... and warm colors.
You read it here first: I want warm colors in my home. I know. I'm as shocked as you are.
I'm not talking about anything crazy. There will not be any red walls, textiles or accessories sneaking into our home anytime soon. But since we're all-in on this yellow-green theme for the house, stretching it to include real yellow and even orange-yellow isn't actually a stretch at all. Right? Right?!
The main place where I'm thinking about introducing some warm tones, aside from small accents here and there, is in the family room.
The light makes it look like those walls are already yellow, but they're really just a slightly yellowy white. But what if the big wall with the octagon window was something more vibrant and cheerful like this?
I kinda love it. Still working on Mark to make sure he's okay with it, since it's a BIG AND TALL wall, and not one we'd be eager to repaint if we didn't end up liking the color. And then there's that whole issue about accent walls: I often end up wishing I'd just really gone for it instead of painting just one wall. But we've already painted three accent walls in this house, so this seems like a funny time to draw the line.
Please give me some advice. Have you made a major leap of color faith? Have you ended up wishing you'd stuck to your normal style, or were you glad you took the leap? I need some nudging to be sure. :-)
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