Monday, November 27, 2006

Adventures in Homebuying: Great Room Colors

Now that it is official...I'm closing on Thursday afternoon. I wasn't even certain until this afternoon that it would actually happen because Cartus is an evil corporation that sucks the life out of first-time home buyers. But it is going to happen, and now I am planning how I am going to make this place my very own.
This is the Great Room. I want to paint the wall above the fireplace, as well as anything else that isn't covered in brick and wood (ceiling excluded). I didn't like the mustard color it was painted before they painted this beige color. There is a big wall space between the entrances to the kitchen and dining room...ideal for artwork. I have to give props to Rachel for introducing me to Natasha Wescoat. I really like her work (except the strange stuff with the little monkeys). Art.com had their CyberMonday sale to which all their stuff was 25% off until midnight tonight. So, I bought 3 prints to hang in the aforementioned wall space.
These are the three prints I ordered. It incorporates the various colors I want to have around the living room to tie it all together. It appeals to my attraction to jewel tones. I was going to have them in black or dark brown frames, I'm still undecided on the matting.

So, what would be a good color to paint the Great Room walls?

5 comments:

Xavier Onassis said...

I'd go with the color in the upper right hand corner of the darkest print.

It's a very warm color.

But that's just me.

Xavier Onassis said...

I can't tell you what color that is because guy's eyes only recognize like 6 colors.

If you put a gun to my head, I'd have to call it "dark tan". I don't know. It's probably really called "Platypus Egg Mauve" or some shit. I have no idea.

Kristine said...

"These are the three prints I ordered."

I'm so confused. Is it just me that only sees two prints?

Congrats on the house!

Xavier Onassis said...

I see all three.

pomegranate said...

This is so exciting!! Sorry I'm so behind in posting comments! So cool the paint, the prints, the new house!! Congrats.. You're working so hard!