March 25, 2009

Red Wall

The red wall!

Remember when I said I was going to paint a wall red? Remember when I said that the samples were currently taped to the wall?

Well they are still there. After a few weeks of staring at the samples and trying to decide what I liked and what I wanted to do I realized that I don't like either one of them.

Red is a tricky color. It is a hard color to paint and even a harder color to cover up. Which is what is making this decision so hard.

I went over to Lowes and grabbed a handful of new red paint samples. We have always used Behr, Home Depots paint, but I can't find a red that I like so I am going to give Lowes Valspar a try.

I have a few that are in the consideration stage. I think the biggest problem is that the wall is in the kitchen which is painted yellow. I''m thinking the yellow is going to have to go and I'm thinking GREEN!

Brent is not making to much of fuss about that. However, he hasn't seen how dark I am thinking of going. In fact I might here some remarks like, "Krissi it isn't Christmas time."

Still in the thinking stages but the room gets lots and lots of light so I think it can handle the darker colors.

Except now I am thinking about it maybe I don't want to go dark maybe I want to go more spring like.  That way in February when I can't stand winter for one second longer I can walk into my kitchen and feel like it is spring.

What do you think Winter cozy colors or Spring light colors?


SAS said...

My kitchen is red, and I love it! It makes me happy to be in there cooking, but for some reason it doesn't work when the dishes need to be done!

I agree with you about how much light is in a room. But really it comes down to what your favorite colors are, and how they make you feel.

Me, Myself and I said...

We used Valspar on the only room we've painted in our house (baby's room). It was good. But I don't have anything to compare it to. So toss that paint review right out the window. Sorry to type so much and not be any help at all. What a waste of cyber ink.

Willow said...

I can't offer a reliable opinion on this one. We live in the misserable desert. Summers are blisteringly hot. To have cozy winter colors on my walls makes me queasy when it is 110 degrees outside.

I do, however, love dark, bold colors. They just have to be cool shades in dark hues.

Brock said...

You've been busy in your house lately. You must enjoy the smell of a fresh coat of paint!