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Leah Frances 05-04-2009 07:56 PM

Did I do wrong with blue?
I'm spazing a bit about my blue decisions. The colors in the photo don't read true - The ceiling and the dark blue actually match nicely. The wainscoting (actually around 5 feet tall) is high gloss and a white with blue tint.

How much of a nightmare is this?

Scuba_Dave 05-04-2009 07:58 PM

I like the blue wall
Not so sure about the blue ceiling

Leah Frances 05-04-2009 08:01 PM

:laughing: the blue ceiling is the one part I'm sure of! :laughing: Taste with color is SO subjective. I guess I'm having a touch of painter's remorse.

Scuba_Dave 05-04-2009 08:14 PM

I have found that pictures usually do not do justice to the actual thing
Plus design/colors is very personal
Many people do not like my gardens - as I cram as much in as I can
They become mini-jungles - but I love them

Wife did the bedroom in a deep red/maroon
I wasn't so sure of the color - but it looks great

Leah Frances 05-04-2009 08:23 PM

OMG - my gardening theory also relies on the jungle theory. I like to thing by densely planting I am creating microclimates that require less water.

And, once I put a plant in the ground - it's on it's own. Grow or don't - they don't get babied - ok, ok, I do water my tomatoes. And I do use compost.

This is the first room I have painted in the house, so I guess I'm a little gun shy.

Scuba_Dave 05-04-2009 08:34 PM

Our bathroom walls are sort of a slate blue
The house will be almost the same
I like blue

I very rarely water my gardens, the jungle keeps the moisture in
My veggie garden is about 1' above the water table - nearby stream
So I do not have to water that too much - 8' tall tomatoes :eek:
I rigging up steel pipes for supports now

We also have a purple room - it was painted when we bought the house
The paint was still here & we just touched it up
2 rooms are painted in the same style as yours
The color is at the top, white at the bottom

I stick with white ceilings to Max light
Plus we have popcorn ceilings except for the bathroom
So I haven't really tackled painting them yet

Italgrl 05-13-2009 08:34 PM

Leah, I hate to say it but I am not crazy about that blue.

It may look different in person, but in this pic it looks....harsh.

This designer uses some blue. Maybe you can find inspiration.

toocheaptohire 05-15-2009 10:19 AM

I like it and anything you hang on the blue part of the walls that is white/light colored (candle sconces, picture, shelves, whatever) will really pop. I especially like it if this is the dining room since you can take more chances with color and design since you theoretically don't spend as much time in there as a family room, kitchen, etc. I say try it for a year, then change if doesn't still sing to you.

Sir MixAlot 05-21-2009 02:37 PM

I like the blue. Try it out for awhile and see. Hey, It's only paint!:laughing:

Dana11 06-18-2009 02:35 AM

I find this color too dark with the same ceiling color too. The ceiling is usually painted in white or lighter shade to make the room bright.

andy@CG 06-18-2009 08:50 AM

I do like the walls but the ceiling is a little to much

DangerMouse 06-18-2009 12:56 PM

are you planning on crown moulding? if you do that in the same white, it'd look nice, i think.


Leah Frances 06-18-2009 02:35 PM

I did some crown molding - my first time. I used the old small piece and built it up to look a little more substantial. The trim is 'Italian Ice' - white with just a HINT blue.

I also did baseboards - I matched these to the rest of the house. With all the trim up - I am really happy with it.

DangerMouse 06-18-2009 03:03 PM

sure, see? that makes it look great...


gma2rjc 06-18-2009 04:14 PM

The room looks very nice. Beautiful job on the moulding.

That's true about pictures, the blue in the first picture looks a lot different than it does in the finished bathroom.


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