Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Decorating Dilemma

Alas, I don't have any talent when it comes to choosing a paint color.  I've been wanting to change the color of our living room and dining room for many years (I won't tell you how many lest you realize just how indecisive I am).  I've lived with the wrong color in the living room for years.  The Baker, hereafter in this post referred to as The Painter, misunderstood my comments about using the living room/dining room color combination and painted both rooms as a surprise me while I was vacationing with my sisters a few (too many, actually) years ago.  It was a surprise for sure when I walked in on PEACH-colored living room walls.  Kind-hearted friends have commented positively on the jewel-toned colors.  Acquaintances have been seen scratching their heads!  The time has come for a change.  I need your help/suggestions/support--please!

Let's focus on the dining room.  I actually like the dark bluish-green color (sea grass, I think).  However, the room is dark.  Two of it's windows face north (and the house next door).  The larger window looks out on the front porch (east) which keeps it in shade most of the day.  

Dining room as viewed from the living room.

Dining room as viewed from the kitchen.

Window facing the front porch.  Photo taken at high noon.

I think I'd like the living room painted the color that I like my coffee-light and creamy.  If I go with this, I'm thinking of using the same green/blue in the dining room but going very light--perhaps just a hint of color.  One thing to keep in mind is the wide and dark woodwork in both rooms.  

All ideas will be appreciated and considered.  If any of you want to suggest painting a portion of the wall(s) and deciding, it won't work.  The Painter always says he'd rather repaint an entire room than test out a wall.