December 1, 2011Picking A Paint Color For Mom’s 1950’s Time Capsule Condo
By Sara In AZ
Well, now that Mom has the condo we all have to decide on what to do first! We decided picking a paint color is tops on the agenda! We need to get most of that white outta here y’all!
Hmmmmmmmmm, how do we ever choose ??? There are so many wonderful and lovely colors to pick from.
I know, I’ll ask Eartha Kitsch from Ranch Dressing with Eartha Kitsch for help! Help, Eartha!!! Eartha is a master at creating her own custom paint colors and when Mike and I were visiting with the Kitsch’s a year ago I really admired the lovely colors she had painted in her own home.
Eartha gave me samples of two colors she used in her home that she thought would go well in the condo. Since Mom isn’t quite as into the wild 50s colors like I am (but still wanted color) we thought it would be better to have an overall paint color toward the lighter aqua blue, with some nice bright turquoise in the bathroom.
Here are the paint samples, on the condo wall, that we made from the swatches Eartha sent us.
One is a lighter blue color and the other is still blue-ish, actually, but leaning more to the green. Right away Mom went for the light blue!
Here is the light blue color, that Mom choose, in Eartha’s dining room. Oh Eartha, your house is just lovely!
Here is the paint code, from the top of the lid, if anyone else wants to try this awesome color!
For some of the other paint colors we decided to go with the Suburban Modern Paint Collection by Sherwin Williams.
Here are the colors we thought we initially thought we would paint in the bathroom. I thought the light gray would be a nice accent on the walls, and the turquoise we all wanted to use on the vanity.
And we thought we would paint all of the trim, in the bathroom and the rest of the house, in this color.
Here are all the color swatches on the wall of the bathroom. You can just barely make out the Porcelain color, on the wall, under the gray.
Here is the turquoise paint on the vanity, which is the only place we planned to use the turquoise. I thought it would be a nice pop of color and would look nice against the yellow tile.
Ultimately, we nixed the light gray paint color for the walls. The gray mixed with the turquoise seemed like it would make the bathroom feel dark and cave like. Not so good for a bathroom! We needed to make a decision quickly as to what other paint/color to use for the bathroom walls, so we all decided to just go with white since the vanity was so big and would be so colorful. We went with Behr since it was cheaper and easier to get.
Mike and I had used Behr in our own house, in the past, and thought it would work out ok here too. We went with Behr Ultra Pure White.
We also nixed using the Porcelain Sherwin Williams color for any of the trim. I wound up hating it for a trim color, as it had to much pink in it and just wound up looking really horrible. We went with the Ultra Pure White for the trim too.
So, we have made our paint color decisions! Come back next Thursday to see our paint prepping fun!