House is being completely overhauled. We need to pin down some details in the coming weeks.
1. Colours - it is not a huge house so we want the same colour scheme through out the house. I like lake colours and colour scheme 2 - which one do you like best? I think the first one is warmer perhaps?
We have settled on the tiles for hall, kitchen and bathrooms grey tiles bottom right but in 60x60, and wall tiles above for around bath/shower and behind sink. Rest of bathroom white.
Kitchen is white with granite worktops, contemporary style.
Living room white walls with solid oak flooring, still have this sofa but it will be replaced in a year or two.
Help me work out what colour and where to put it. Do I choose one wall in living room / dining room and make that the blue/green wall? And do I repeat that throughout the house?
Oh, and if anyone knows about lighting schemes, we could chat about that too
I also added fake drawer fronts which are really hard to see in the picture but show up well IRL. I joined the two tops together and filled them and used velcro to attach it (we need to be able remove it because the light cord goes behind it). I added a bunch of trim and new knobs (which I could only find in shiny brass so they got painted too.) I used left over wood from the conversion for the bag/dog leash hook.
Ooooh love threads like this. My house is currently up for sale and is very like your lake colours. Check out my blog www.colporter.tumblr.com where I have posted loads of pics of the house over the last few years as well as other bits that inspire me. Have you seen the house in Something''s gotta give? Amazing and not scary like What lies beneath.
I also have an amazing book called Home which has colour schemes and storage ideas. Think it is American.
A few posts behind sorry... Wallpaper is Neisha Crosland. I love the greys greens and bluey hues. Grey is good because it goes with all the brights as well as muted colours. A pop of orange, pink or teal.
We had a lot of problems finding the gold colour for our walls (which is actually a peachy colour but looks gold in our house). I saw a colour scheme in a magazine I loved and bought sample pots of it from BM. Painted them on the walls. The gold looked like primrose in parts of the house (exactly what I was trying to avoid) and the beautiful sagey green looked like prison grey. Yuck.
It took about ten to fifteen attempts for all the different colours but by then I'd wised up and instead of painting samples on the wall I painted a foam core board and moved it around the house. You might try that, it is a lot easier!