I am setting July as our paint project month. My husband and I went to go look at paints at Lowe's on Saturday and returned with questions like 'do we know what we want', 'do we know what we are doing', and 'can we find an interior designer'. Even though there was a bit of trepidation in can we do this I am not giving up in my desire to this on our own. If they can do it then why can't I?
We returned with one sample and will test the paint in a few areas around our house along with some other colors once we go back. In my quest for inspiration and tips I was directed to http://www.younghouselove.com/ where she has such a good post on Keeping Things Cohesive With Paint. Something in the way she has mapped out where in the house she painted has really helped me in narrowing down what I want the end paint project to look like. I am ready to venture to Lowe's again for two or three paint samples in creating a color palette for our house. I can see this now in my head how, with the color we choose, the house will look like.
These are diagram that really brought cohesive ideas in my not so artistic brain:
My engines are getting reved up for this project...well at least the part of finding the color that will emphasize the welcome we want every person to feel when they are in our home. Taking one bite at a time as I know the actual laboring part will be that labor.