A house of a different color


I promise that is all the same color – Benjamin Moore’s Summer Lime – even though it looks wildly different in each photo. At least on my monitor, the bottom one is the most true to life, and the top one is much more buttery-yellow than the real color. It’s a great cheerful yellow-green that changes a lot in different lighting conditions, but so far I like all of the permutations it’s thrown at me!

The dining room has also been painted (Benjamin Moore’s Silver Fox), and I loooove this color. It immediately sets the dining room apart as a more calm and serene space – a little bit formal without being stodgy.

We decided to bring the guest room Tranquil Blue out into the entry way as well, so as not to get overwhelmed with Summer Lime. I love that it’s bright and cheerful without being obnoxiously turquoise. I also admit to a bit of geekery at the thought that my beloved jellyfish will be swimming around in a Tranquil Blue sea…

The back of the kitchen island (where you see the 2×4’s in the photo above) will be white beadboard with a dark wood countertop. The wall below the cabinets will be tiled – I am thinking something in tones of gray and white, possibly like this inspiration pic from Pinterest:

That will basically leave us with a bright and light kitchen separating the Tranquil Blue entry from the Summer Lime living room, which I think will work really well.

The plumbers finished up installing the sinks and faucets in the master bathroom vanity – now I have to modify the drawers to fit, and stain and install trim around the bottom where we ripped off the ornate original trim. I think it is going to look fantastic when it’s finished!

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