Colour Confidential

I can’t believe eight weeks have just flown by. I had the hopes of getting a post out once a week and sometimes that would fall to two, but eight weeks people… come on. I won’t make any excuses, but I will tell you what’s been eating up some of my time.

As the end of the school year drew to a close, I set myself into overdrive trying to accomplish all the projects around the house I knew couldn’t be done with three kids underfoot. The biggest one was painting my ENTIRE MAIN FLOOR. Yes I could have hired someone and even got a quote, but painting is one of those things I can tackle and in the effort to save a little coin I took on the task myself. Well mostly… I had some help from my folks too, which was wonderful, otherwise it would have taken three times as long.

So while the girls were at school and the baby slept, I prepped, primed and painted every room on the main floor of our house. It took about two weeks trying to fit it in around the kids schedule, but it was worth it. If you have ever painted a room with kids around you’ll know how exciting it is for them and they immediately want to jump in and help. I let them do little bits here and there (like paint behind the fridge), but for the most part it is stressful worrying about the mess, so I avoid having them involved whenever possible.

Since we moved into this house two summers ago I’ve been taping paint samples to my walls trying to get a feel for the palette I wanted for this space. Our old home was soft blues, greens and greys with rustic and modern elements thrown in here and there.

old-colours

For this new home I have been feeling a bit more playful and a tad more bold. Think rich jewel tones, inky blues, vibrant greens, and golden yellows contrasted with crisp whites. Here’s a quick glance at some of my inspiration colours.

new-colours

I’ll share how it all unfolded in an upcoming post, but in the meantime here’s a sneak peak of some of the colours and accents I put into play. I rounded them up in this fun little feature wall for some real wow factor.

feature-peak

Overall I wanted the space to feel young and fresh with lots of colour. I have a young family and it is just paint after all. So why not?

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