As excited as I am about our new house in Boise, I was NOT excited about the color scheme. We planned to paint just about every room in the place, but lacked the time and energy to tackle it. So after careful consideration, we decided to throw money at it. While we were off visiting in Utah, we had some very nice people come paint the whole house. I am VERY pleased with how it turned out.
Guest room BEFORE:
Guest room AFTER:
Master Bedroom BEFORE:
Master Bedroom AFTER:
These are the colors I used throughout the house. The top neutral color is called "oyster" and the lower green color is called "Lemon grass". MOST of the rooms are all oyster. There is one contrasting wall in lemon grass in the living room and on the wall that connects family room and dining room.
In addition to changing colors, I had them remove the cupboard that was over the counter between the kitchen and dining room. That cupboard will get hung in the garage so I still have the storage space, but now my kitchen looks far more open and inviting:
I still need to get a matching piece of wood for the end piece where the old cupboard used to connect, but that won't be hard. I like it SO much better.
It's amazing how much the change in color has changed my feelings about the whole house. I used to think we bought a so-so house that had an amazing yard. Now I feel like we have a lovely house that I look forward to turning into a home.
I CAN'T WAIT!