Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Painter's Block

We closed on our new townhome on Monday (the one downtown that we plan to move into shortly), and now my thoughts turn to paint colors. Ugh! While I think paint is magic (it's the most bang for the buck in decorating), it's also one of the hardest things for me to do - envision a color scheme. I go to the paint store and stare and stare and stare at the color samples, to the point that salespeople there are asking me if there's anything they can do to help. Ultimately, I get frustrated and end up selecting a 'neutral' color scheme so as to not make a big ugly mistake.

My gameplan this time is to go ahead and choose some neutral tones for most of the house, while selecting some interesting contrast colors for some accent walls. That way, if I limit the accent colors to a random wall here and there, I can change it easily if I make a mistake.

So off to the paint store today to stare at some things for a while. *sigh*

1 comment:

SandDancer said...

I struggle with this too. I thought when we moved out of rented accomodation, we would have bold coloured walls and leave behind neautrals forever. But on moving in and seeing the previous owner's attempts at strong colours, we quickly went for neutrals. Its so hard to envisage what a colour will look like on a whole wall or room based on a tiny square on a colour chart.

Feature walls are a good compromise though and any mistakes are easily sorted out.