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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wall Color Dilemma

Anyone else HATE choosing wall color? Click on the pic to enlarge it. As of today, I have made two trips to Home Depot and collected dozens of paint chips and purchased four samples of paint........ and still don't know what color to pick. I want a neutral color that blends with gold but isn't gold as I already have a lot of that color in my house. As of tonight, I've narrowed it down to the two colors pictured in the photo. That's Burnt Almond on the left and Brown Teepee on the right..... Burnt Almond matches the browns in the sofa but I'm worried that it might be too dark. It's a big room with 10-foot ceilings and four full length windows and a french door so the light is adequate. Brown Teepee looks washed out in the picture but is actually much darker and more brown than the current cream color on the wall. Any suggestions?


  1. Yep, wall color can be hard. Our bedroom I just coulding decide and ended up white with a wallpaper border on top. Still haven't decided!

    I love the Burnt Almond pictured, Terri. It gives a comfortable, formal feel and the gold accents will be perfect. Some other color like turquois accents (but not the wall), maybe in pillows might work.

    Our house painting is coming along. There is a lot of prep to do and our carpenter/painter is doing such a careful job.

  2. OH girl. I know how you feel about choosing the color. We just went through that in my house. We picked a color we both loved for my bedroom and we painted the walls and loved it. So I decided to use it throughout my entire house. But when we painted the kitchen we didn't like it as much as in our bedroom. And couldn't figure out the problem. But finally we realized it was our floors. In my bedroom I have dark cherry wood floors and the wall color just popped, but in the kitchen we have travertine marble and the wall color just blended so it didn't pop as much. Who knew floors could make that big of a difference! But guess what, it is neutral and it is staying cause I ain't repainting! lol!

  3. Hi - I just found your blog. I can relate to your dilemma. We just painted our entire downstairs and I probably made 12 trips to Sherwin Williams. Now we are getting ready to paint all the rooms upstairs - so my friends at Sherwin Williams will see me again this weekend.

    It's tough. I like the burnt almond color because you can switch up your accent colors with pillows, etc. as your mood allows. The wall color is a little more permanent.

  4. Great pillows and sofa!! love the Burnt Almond- Kijsa has that on her bath walls- beautiful cool neutral. Also- for a little warmer look- Sandy Brown by Benjamin Moore is a wonderful neutral color that blends well with others!
    Good luck!!
    kari & kijsa

  5. Hi Terri, Thanks for your visit! The color of my walls is called Camelback from Sherwin Williams. You might already have one picked out, just wanted you to know. It is a great color that goes with everything!Kristen


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