Sunday, October 16

Get Color

I wanted to add my two shekels about Homestead Ballroom Gold. It's dark. You can see that in the photos, that it's not like a background neutral color. Now that's okay with us, we're people who paint every room a different, really bold color. But I wouldn't want you to get the wrong idea. We refer to it as tan or beige, but for most people it would be too dark to qualify for those monikers.

Going on, it really gave all the charm of the inside of a baby's diaper. We were worried. Have we told you already that we didn't swatch the color before buying three gallons? Oh, we did. Okay, because we were worried.

But now it's distinctly caramel, butterscotch even. Very appropriate for the season, I guess. And it definitely achieves the rich, deep, camelhair coat look I was wanting. You can't tell from the photos, but it matches very well with the Mincemeat orange in the dining room. In the end, a lighter color just wouldn't have held up to the orange. Homestead Ballroom Gold is still much more soothing and relaxing, homier as Jocelyn put it, than the other colors we have chosen.

Another thing we did differently in the den is painted the same color on the ceiling as the walls. In the living room and dining room, we used ceiling white tinted with the wall color. Which, honestly, left us with pretty gnarly borders where the ceilings and walls meet. In this room, where a cozier feel was desired, we went the lazy way.

Okay, that's all I had to say. I'll leave you with this picture of the one little tomato that has ripened from the plants I scavenged at the grocery store in July:

Pretty cute, huh?


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