No, I’m not talking hair color, but big color changes coming to my home. I’m excited about the change and have my fingers crossed that it’ll work! For four years I’ve been swimming in a sea of gold. My walls are gold (Sherwin Williams Blonde), my cabinets are gold (natural maple), my floors are gold (butterscotch stained oak), my table is gold (rosewood), my carpet is gold-ish (dirty cream), and my sectional is gold. I’d show you more of the family room (behind me in this pic), but it’s more of the same.
It’s fair to say I’m gagging on gold.
The gold and red color scheme is lovely during the autumn but it’s very warm, and quite a contrast to my upstairs level which is shades of ocean blues and sandy beaches. I’ve discussed this dilemma before in the January post “Fabric Swatch S.O.S.”. That is when I started searching for fabrics to meld the two color schemes together.
Well I found the perfect fabric! The only problem, it only came on a pillow. This pillow is now my inspiration for the downstairs color scheme! It is from Pottery Barn and no, I can’t remember what it is called exactly. They no longer carry it, but do have similar embroidered pillows in stock currently.
I seriously love these pillows. I bought two of them which was a huge splurge for me, but they were perfect! They combine shades of blues, grays, golds, and red.
Ninety percent of my house is painted in Sherwin Williams colors and they come from the tree swatches you see below. Rainwashed is in my master bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room. Sea Salt is in my front music room, Ivoire is the dining room, and Blonde is the family room, kitchen, computer room, and powder room.
Do you see the color right below Sea Salt? It’s Comfort Gray. That is what I will painting the entire kitchen in this weekend! While looking for examples to show you, I came across The Nester’s family room. I guess I never realized she had chosen Comfort Gray, but I knew I loved it. Her sofa is even the same color as my Pottery Barn sectional. And I spy a dough bowl the same size as the one I found last week, under that coffee table too!
Seeing Nester’s beautiful room was even more confirmation that I was headed in the right direction with Comfort Gray for the kitchen. It will help break up sea of gold and hopefully brighten the room a bit.
Change is good, don’t you think?