Taking a break from 100 Things…
The main living space in our house is an L-shaped great room that is all white, right now. The walls as well as the fancy ceiling are all painted in Valspar’s “Swiss Coffee”, which is the perfect white–not too stark and not too creamy–and the idea was to, well, to cover up the avocado green stain on the wooden ceiling, but also to create a “Scandinavian Eclectic” look because you know how those Scandinavians love to paint everything white.
But sometimes I ponder adding some color. I have three ideas about that, I’ll show you and you’ll tell me what you think of them.
The first, most expensive, and least convenient (therefore least likely to happen) would be to paint the ceiling a very pale sky blue and leave the beams white. I saw this on HGTV last night and thought it looked sharp. If we ever replace the old canister track lights it might be less annoying to do it then. I kind of like the lights though. I mean, it’s a 70s house. Why fight it.
The second idea is to paint this columny, bump-outy part of the wall. I think I’d like a color equidistant between blue and green, not too dark, and with a touch of gray so it doesn’t jump out and scream. Bluer than celadon but greener than sea glass.
Third idea is for the long narrow bedroom hallway: to paint the ceiling silver. It won’t be mirror-y silver, it would look more like someone had applied silver leaf. Such a small amount on a ceiling wouldn’t be too-too much I think. If you’re having a hard idea understanding why I’d want to do that, well, Sparks and I love the Light Tunnel in the Detroit airport and have speculated on ways to create a similar effect here (just to turn on for special occasions, like the hopping parties we never throw). A reflective silver ceiling would help that along. Hmmm.