Reid and I went to Sherwin-Williams this morning and picked up a whole bunch of color swatches and pamphlets. Then I came home and played around on their website where you can pick colors and "paint" designed rooms the different colors. And I have to admit, I'm stumped. I think I've lived with walls that were pre-determined (not by me) colors for so long that the idea of getting to paint my whole house is overwhelming. I want all of the downstairs to flow nicely together, but I don't want it to be all one color. I don't want to make my walls so bright that they make people squint (or worse so dark they make the rooms look small). But I also don't want to "go safe" with neutral colors. I am really drawn to colonial colors, or so I thought (but I don't like the colonial color scheme at S-W so it's possible that what I think of as Colonial isn't what any one else thinks is colonial).
Any suggestions? Helpful tips?
5 days ago