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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Black n' Tan...

A natural choice!

It's time to repaint the main living areas in my home. Currently the kitchen, livingroom and hallway are a sunny yellow faux finish wash (yellow ochre), the free standing wall separating the kitchen, living and family room is a faux red brick and two walls in the familyroom are a faux rag finish in terracotta. I think the faux finishes still look pretty and have held up very well but nonetheless, it is time for a change.
My home is an open floor plan, meaning one room flows into another. You can see the whole living space from the front door. This makes it difficult to pick colors as one area relies on the other.
With that in mind, I have decided to paint all of the walls TAN with white trim(the wainscotting will stay white) and black accents. With some wall art, I will pull a couple of other colors into accessories, such as, pillows, lamps, throws, rugs.
Here are a few pictures that I found on the internet to get inspired. If I can retrace my steps I will include links to the sources.

Here's black and tan with a punch of color! I love the framed mirror. Wouldn't that frame look great with a chalkboard in it?

Love this series of sketches.

This black wall reminds me of, what else....chalkboards!
Now to find the perfect tan. If you know of a good tan paint color, maybe one that you have used in your own home, I would love to hear about it. I could use some help:)


Stacy said...

Beautiful! I love the sketches.

Unknown said... you are making me want to change too but i have no motivation..come and do mine? :)

Crownd Vic said...

Hmm alls I know is that we NEED to paint our condo from the white we bought it, to something more interesting! I'll be coming back to see what you decided!

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Chris said...

Sweetness! I am a favorite of off beige/tan colors because you can color so much with the furniture. In my kitchen I painted it "chaps" color and it has a rough texture like 'sand' in the paint. Very western since I live on a farm! Your rooms look GREAT!