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Job's A Good'un [Jun. 29th, 2011|10:24 am]
Tony Grist
The first time I painted the kitchen I painted it Oxford blue- a lovely colour, but sombre. I had a thing about dark colours back then. The second time I painted it yellow and orange- which was cheerful and jazzy. This third time I've painted it magnolia- which is the dullest colour on the chart- but I needed a neutral background for the black and red units. 

I applied the final coat last night. 
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2011-06-29 09:56 am (UTC)
Wow. Oxford blue is very sombre indeed. I like dark colors, but they tend to make a room feel smaller and I think the kitchen closing-in around one like that would be oppressive. I suspect that yellow and orange would have run me out of the room even faster than Oxford blue, though. I am not a great fan of warm color schemes in a domestic setting.

I think magnolia is nice, however dull it might seem on the chip.

We have debated putting saturated colors on the ceiling and perhaps one wall in this house. With ten-foot ceilings this place feels like it was built for giants and dark colors might 'shrink' a room down to something more cozy.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-06-29 10:24 am (UTC)
We have ten foot ceilings too. I love the sense of space.

The room I'm sitting in has purple walls with trim the colour of egg-yolk. The idea was to approximate a Victorian aesthetic. Next time I decorate I think I'll go for something lighter.
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[User Picture]From: michaleen
2011-06-30 10:40 am (UTC)
Personally, we rather like the Victorian aesthetic and that is yet another reason why we're contemplating darker colors. I shan't tell my beloved about the purple and egg yolk though, at least not until I'm certain I could live with it. She does love purple.

I love the open spaces in this place as well. Everything is over-sized. Even the doorknobs are placed about chest-high.
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