I think I have settled on colors for my living room.
Drum roll please.
The colors I have selected are Sagey, Black Suede and Sensible Hue.
I pretty much have to use Sagey because of my on-line use name, Sage Hen.
Sensible Hue, on the other hand is a given because the name of the color makes me laugh. I know it’s an unconventional way to pick paint color, but it works for me.
Being a wordsmith, I have always been fascinated by color names and wondered who had the fun job of figuring out if a hue was Sensible or Cottonseed or Forest Ridge (these are other options in my color pallet)
The painting of the walls is a big event in my life.
I’ve been puzzling over the colors for the four years I have lived in this house.
Currently the living room walls are a nice, clean, boring white.
The room has potential to be quite dramatic. It is a good sized room with crown molding and a quality neutral carpet. In short, it’s a blank page.
For a long time I just used the living room as a large, neutral colored hall because I didn’t want to do anything to it until I had furniture I loved.
Due to the generosity of friends and family I now have a room full of furniture. While I don’t love all of it, I am pleased with several of the pieces and I can work with the rest.
But they don’t match. So the time has come to tackle the project.
I plan to paint the walls Sagey, and leave the ceiling and crown molding white. (Although I could paint the ceiling a sensible hue, the jury is still out on that decision.
I am going to paint the bookcase, and chairs black with a little crackle aging technique thrown in for good measure. I’m leaving the hutch alone, it is a sensible hue. I will paint the tops of the end tables the sensible hue too, except for the one piece which already has a nice light wood finish on the top of it. The bottoms of the tables will be painted black.
Pillows, accents, etc will include the three shades plus a little of the maroon color to mach the sofa.
If you know my mother, please don’t tell her I am going ahead with the project. She called me on Sunday with a long list of ways I could economize. Not painting the living room was on the top of the list.
It’s not that I care what she thinks; I just don’t want to hear about it.