Monday, August 20, 2012

{paint decisions}


When we moved into our new place, the walls of the living/dining/kitchen were painted a taupe-y tan color which is probably a great neutral choice, but it doesn't really work with our style.  The below picture is how the bar looked when we first moved in against the original paint color.


{please excuse the low quality iphone photo}

And this is how it looks after we had the entire living/dining/kitchen painted in a light grey called Graylyn Crest from Ace:



While we love this color choice, we have been debating if it would make the bar set up look better if we painted the small wall it sits in front of a dark bold color.  We originally considered a deep majestic navy blue, but we already have a lot of navy throughout those rooms in the form of a huge area rug and our curtains.  So now we are leaning towards a deep hunter green or potentially a more bright saturated emerald like one of these options:




In the meantime, we have decided to set the bar up, have a few cocktails and live with the current light grey for a couple weeks while we figure out what would look best.




What do you think? Paint it a bold color or leave it as it? 


12 comments:

  1. I vote bold! The bar is beautiful, and the grey on grey is nice, but a bold color behind it would be really funky. I'm sure whatever you decide will be gorgeous!

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  2. I love the idea of doing it a bold color- I think a bright green would be perfect!

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  3. Why not a bold Green! Have fun with it!

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  4. I definitely think a bold color would look better behind that bar!

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  5. I definitely support the change you've already made, but I think a bright color could be fun! I say go for it!

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  6. I love the grey! It is so clean and simple and calming. You can always add accent colors to the bar, but you'll never tire of the calm grey color.

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  7. Hi! I had to stop by and introduce myself. I spent two good hours stalking your blog last night - and loved it! Especially your fantastic going way party! I recently moved from Chicago to Los Angeles with my fiance so I can totally relate with your new posts. You are going to LOVE Chicago - welcome to the best city ever :)

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  8. BRIGHT YELLOW!!!

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  9. I love the idea of the bold emerald --- even a high gloss paint with a matching glaze on top for a laquer-look would be amazing. The green will play off the green glass bottles so well.

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  10. I am not one to advocate extra effort if not necessary (see also: lazy) HOWEVER, I am recently obsessed with both Emerald green and Navy blue. So.. If you were wanting to undertake a project - I say go bold or go home!!! :)

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