Melissa at 320 Sycamore is having a favorite paint color party today. I am so excited about this party because I L-O-V-E paint colors....like seriously, a collection of paint chips is more exciting to me than a box of chocolates. I love paint that much. And then to actually see colors and other people's homes and actually be told what they are?!...oh stop, it's too much.
So, while I was excited about the party, I wasn't originally going to participate because the reality is that can't say I know what my favorite colors are yet. I've only lived in our cottage a year and I think one must get to know one's house. It's like that scene in Under the Tuscan Sun where Diane Lane talks about introducing herself to her house and letting her home introduce itself to her. I'm a firm believer in that concept.
There's honestly only one room in my house right now where I'm completely content with the paint color. Le Kitchen...
The color is Restoration Hardware's Cappuccino and it works so well in this room because there's plenty of light, and it's combined with cream cabinets, tan floors, and black and white accents (and a smidge of silver sage).
I also like the color in my living room (The Nester's Tobacco Road...do you think the paint company knows it's her's? If not they should...and pay her residuals or something).
I think it may have been mixed just a little off, though, because it's a smidge too yellow for me. I'd prefer if it had a bit more tan in it, but it is very warm and cozy.
I thought I'd also share some great paint colors from the house I used to live in.
Ralph Lauren Cotswold Breeches was used in both the living room and guest bath (below). It's a nice substantial neutral with green undertones. Very nice.
I used Ralph Lauren Archectural Cream on my kitchen cabinets and Ralph Lauren Manor Gray on the walls. It's a very nice combo.
Finally, I painted the laundry room Sherwin Williams Svelte Sage and it was my FAVORITE room in the house. It's such a soothing green. It has a lot of gray in it so it doesn't take any energy to look at it...does that make sense to anyone besides me? (oh...and yes, this is the only photo I have...sorry!).
Soooo, I'll be sure to let you know when I develop new favorite paint colors in the Cottage, but be sure to head over to Melissa's to see other great paint ideas. Enjoy!