Wednesday, April 17, 2013

jumping point: black trim

So last weekend, I was sitting around watching The Lucky One (I know I'm a total sap, but I'm also someone who will generally watch anything that's "new" on the Movie Channel) and I completely fell in love with Zac Efron -- psych! I fell in love with the black trim. Specifically, the black trim with teal-blue walls. I've already got paint chips stuck on the walls in my kitchen, and now the black trim thing is making me rethink everything.

Here're some stills of the room that captured my heart:


These are the colours I've been entertaining for the kitchen for a few weeks now. 

I've already got the manta grey in the living room and the bathroom (it's probably my all-time favourite grey). I'm thinking about restless sea for the main kitchen area, around the cabinets. Since I can't change the dark cabinets, I thought painting the wall behind them a dark colour would make them less noticeable. Then I'd use girls' night out on the opposite wall as kind of a feature wall and to add in some brightness.

And, considering the colours I've already chosen (pre-movie), the idea of black trim just works, you know? It really makes sense! But if I paint the trim in the kitchen, I'll have to paint the trim in the living room, and then I'll have to paint the whole main floor and then eventually, I'll have to paint all of it black. Is that crazy? I feel like that's crazy. But given the fact that my trim is a darker shade of mushroom already, I don't feel like it'd be a big stretch to go black. It's just a lot of work!

Maybe it's spring fever but I feel like a need a huge change and that might include overhauling everything in the house! Do you ever feel like that?

4 comments:

Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot said...

I lurve the manta grey! That's no big surprise though, haha.

Deborah said...

Hi there! Long time no commenting on your blog, but I am still around in my own little quiet blog world and I STILL use your calendar every year!!

My daughter nominated me, so I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Please check this out for all the info: http://goodlife.goodday.blogspot.com/2013/04/22/liebster-award/

Hope you can find it! but you remember me - good old day in the life!! Hope things are going well with you!

Idle Wife said...

Hi Deborah! Thanks for the nomination! Of course I remember! I've been following along with your blog, but I'm unable to comment there!

Deborah said...

Hi - I added the comments back. Please visit soon!