Try to ignore the bike chilling out in the middle of the room. Oh, hey, and the sink. Which, I guess because this is my new normal, I definitely didn't even notice until right now.
We met with a designer friend awhile back and chose some paint colors for the downstairs. She marveled on that day at how decisive we were! And so of course here we are now changing our minds.
Here is one color that did turn out to be a keeper:
(ignore the white spackle polka dots)
It's a light gray color called Silvery Moon, and we're using it to brighten up and de-yellow-ify the living room. Here's what Benjamin Moore predicts it will look like, with the entry way in Hale Navy in the background:
Onto the dining room, where I'm trying to decide if I have the guts to go red. The dining room opens into the kitchen, which will be mostly white. It also has one wall taken up entirely by built-in cabinets, which will be white. So we're talking only two walls, which have 4 doors and a chair rail- all white- to break them up.
Here's what we're going for (minus all furniture, pool table, lighting, and rug, ew):
We tried two red contestants out this weekend, but I am way too biased by how much I love the name caliente (which I insist on pronouncing with an exclamation point and in a terrible Spanish accent) to give anything else a fair chance.
Do we dare to go red? Should we find a less hot(!) red? Should I just blindly fan out the paint sample deck, pick one at random and move on with my life?