Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dining Room Update

Remember that I'm redecorating our dining room?

And that I shared my inspiration for that room?

Well, I have been doing some painting in there and I'm not totally sure I am liking it.

So, I thought I would ask your opinion.  Excuse the quality of the phone pictures. =)

Dining Room wall color


The color on the wall is Valspar Polar Star and its a soft gray that casts a blueish tint which I am pretty happy with.  Its the color on the wainscoting on the bottom that I'm not sure about.  It is Valspar Oyster Pearl and it is a soft creamy off-white.  I like it, but don't love it.  I am considering going with a crisp white like what I've used on the trim around the window and door.  I've also replaced the trim at the bottom of the wall with a nice wide baseboard, which I've painted that same white (not pictured).


Dining Room wall color

Here's another shot down the length of that wall.  You can see on the far back wall what it used to look like. I've since painted this section too. I really didn't think at the time about taking before photos and now I am wishing I had, because it is such a difference.  It used to be painted a mustardy yellow color with a sponge treatment over that using a buttery yellow and the wainscoting was an oak stain.  

Across from the window is where our fireplace is and at the moment it is painted a burnt orange.  Yeah, I will definitely be glad to change that up and I will be sure to take a before photo of it to share with you.  

You'll also notice that in this photograph is a snippet of my Grandmother's Hoosier cabinet.  (Over look the fact that it is piled with junk at the moment.)  It has been this color of green for as long as I can remember (and I'm pretty darned old). My plans were to leave it as my Grandmother had it and before it went ok with those yellow walls, but now it is just not working with the new paint so I am thinking I will paint it.  I have done some research on original colors for these cabinets, hers is a Sellers brand.  I've also looked the cabinet over trying to see if I can find the original paint color and I think it was gray, which will work out great for my plans for this room. I do have to say, though, that painting this cabinet is going to be a huge job! It has been painted inside and out, plus has a roll top or tambour door in the middle. I'm really not looking forward to that job, but think it will be so worth it when its done.

So, my question to you all is should I keep the wainscoting that creamy off white color or should I go with the crisp white like the trim work? 



10 comments:

  1. I like that a sense of definition is created between the two by using different colours, but I can't help feeling that perhaps one of the two paints isn't quite right and totally see where you're coming from. Perhaps a brighter snow white, or alternatively, a nice grey (just tossing it out there - I don't mean to revamp your decorating plans at all) would be a good choice instead. It looks lovely and so elegant as is though, don't get me wrong.

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. I like the idea of a crisp white- or like Jessica mentioned, a grey would be gorgeous!

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  3. I agree with white but you might also find once you get your shades on and a couple pictures on the wall that it is just splendid:)

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  4. I think a crisp white would compliment the main color at lot better. It may even make the kitchen a bit brighter.

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  5. I'm a big fan of bright white. ;) I can understand your dilemma with your Grandmother's cabinet; so much work! But it will all be so beautiful when done! I can't wait to see it!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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  6. I would go with white, but from experience it's hard to keep white. Maybe like Jessica and Brittany suggested a light grey?

    Off topic, I kinda think that Hoosier cabinet is a cute pop of color in the room. Is it a turquoise? I would LOVE to have a Hoosier cabinet for obvious reasons.

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    1. Its more of a green than turqoise, maybe like a grass green, not sure how to describe it. I will probably live with that color on it for a while and see how I like it in the room before I undertake the task of painting it, especially since the weather is going to be turning cold soon, it would be spring before I start painting it.

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  7. I'm with the crisp white group as well. I think it would be a better contrast with the blue. I love the color of the Hoosier cabinet & would love to find one I can afford!

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    1. I was lucky enough to inherit mine from my grandmother, otherwise I wouldnt be able to afford it either. lol

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