COLORS, COLORS, and MORE COLORS! There are warm colors, cool colors, primary colors, coordinating colors, bright colors, neutral colors, add infinity! Sheesh- I swear there are just too many to pick from. I’ve stood in Lowe’s and in Home Depot staring at the walls and walls of paint options, and I have even threatened Max that I would drag him into a Sherman Williams store now and again.
Initially, I had picked out some samples that were in the blue-yellow-green-gray family, but there was just one problem – I wasn’t feeling inspired by it. It was funny because each time a friend or family member would come over I would lay the colors out on the floor and ask for opinions, and after every meeting I still wasn’t sure. Each time I would look at the blue I would fall back into the old house color scheme of happy tan, avocado, and denim blue. I want to try something new! Not to mention we couldn’t find a blue that met the Max and Pam deciding together criteria. (Compromise- who knew?!)
Oh the dilemma! It had been in the back of my mind that a rust color was something I was hoping to incorporate into the scheme, but I was feeling non-committal about it. After the arrival of our new couch, I pulled out some area rugs from our white-rust-blue phase in our old bedroom, and I was starting to lean more towards the fun warm orangey color over our previously discussed uncompromising blue situation. After looking through a few mood boards on one of my favorite blogs (Is it legal to reference another site like this?) and doing a little searching for inspiration on a different home style site I came across this little gem which pushed me over the edge.