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That’s nice, PD.
 
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One more thing I'll throw out there is something Jodi taught me. Most people start with paint colors and then go find textiles/art/etc. to go with it. That is a lot harder to do than to start with a piece of art, a textile, a rug, etc. you like the colors in and then find paint to match/complement.


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Painting a room is cheap. Usually much less than the wall art you want to go with it. And you want to gear the room around the art you like, not the other way around.
 
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Mrs. Blanding chooses her paint colors

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One more thing I'll throw out there is something Jodi taught me. Most people start with paint colors and then go find textiles/art/etc. to go with it. That is a lot harder to do than to start with a piece of art, a textile, a rug, etc. you like the colors in and then find paint to match/complement.


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Painting a room is cheap. Usually much less than the wall art you want to go with it. And you want to gear the room around the art you like, not the other way around.


I hadn't really thought about it like that, this is very helpful!!!


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P*D, Did not expect to like it, but I like it very much. It is super. Sounded stark in your description.

SK, Come decorate my place.


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SK, Come decorate my place.


You should probably wait to see how successful I am at doing ours first! suave


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One designer trick is to start with a color like this that you like but find too dark for a whole room. Have your paint store mix a quart and another quart in what's called a 25% letdown - original color mixed 75%/25% with white. Do a third with a 50% letdown. Maybe a 75% letdown for the ceilings. They will all harmonize beautifully - they are all the same color.


Yes! I learned this trick on our first remodel, and have used it since. Another nice tip: make sure your ceiling is painted in a lighter shade than the rest of your room. It will really help open up the space.

P*D, I think your kitchen looks awesome. I love the plant ledge as well.
 
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P*D, Did not expect to like it, but I like it very much. It is super. Sounded stark in your description.

SK, Come decorate my place.


I like the combination of the white/grey palette (trim, walls, floor tile) with the warmer colored cabinets, and the backsplash pulls it together.

My wife really liked the black granite because it had a lot of sparkle.
 
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I like the combination of the white/grey palette (trim, walls, floor tile) with the warmer colored cabinets, and the backsplash pulls it together.


This! Apparently gray is the super in color right now, but I really dislike it in most of the iterations I've seen it. The photo Cindy posted is nice because it's such a bold color and the white bathtub really pops. And P*D's kitchen has such nice warm colors that the grays don't make it look cold or uninviting, or flat (those are all things I think of when I see the grays that are in right now).


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This is a perfect example of the grays I really don't like.



BTW P*D, I showed your kitchen to Mr. SK and he loves it too!


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That pic is the perfect storm of things that would annoy me. Very dark battleship grey painted wood, for starters. Topped off with subway tile that makes me think "institutional bathroom." I think a whitish granite like that looks much better with white cabinetry. Then the backsplash adds the pop (as long as it's not .... white).
 
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White can be too stark, and darker beiges and tans can be too dark. I like warm colors, creams, colors that you might actually think are white ... like if you visited somewhere and then later, after you left, someone asked you what color the walls are. You'd swear they were white or off-white, but they were actually pale yellows, creams, golds ... These give warmth without forcing you into certain interior decorating schemes.

Like this (I literally just googled "pale yellow interior") ...
Try looking up a color called "Antique White" and see if you like it.

Nice kitchen, Piano*Dad!
Your dishwasher looks like mind.


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I used antique white in one of my apartments. It is definitely on the red side of the spectrum.

Navajo white is also nice, on the other side of the spectrum (tilts towards green, imo). I had that in one of my apartments as well.


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This is a perfect example of the grays I really don't like.



BTW P*D, I showed your kitchen to Mr. SK and he loves it too!


Hmmm. I like gray, but I don't like that kitchen much.

I think my problem is that I am partial to wooden cabinets in general. And I also like color. A backsplash is the eyes of the kitchen, so white subway tile doesn't excite me.

My kitchen (which is 20 years old), has natural maple cabinets, a speckled grey and blue granite countertop, hardwood floors, and a steely blue solid backsplash. Even after all this time, I think it doesn't look terribly out of date.

But with all that going on, my decorator friend recommended a white that has some pink in it. Most people see it as white, but the pink picks up the undertone in the maple.

Did you know natural maple has pink undertones? No? That's why you're not a designer! Smiler
 
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