The dining room is already shaping up, looking way better than it did when I started. After getting all of the wallpaper down, I agonized over paint colors for awhile, and decided on Benjamin Moore's Horizon Gray.
With this color, the room has a bright and fresh feeling, but still get the contrast that I'm looking for.
I considered a few different colors in my process of elimination.
The Horizon Gray looks kind of green in this photo, and in some lights, it does take on a smidge of a greenish undertone, depending upon the time of day. But, it's shaping up to be a versatile color and I like how it coordinates with the other colors in the house.
There is still much to be done in this room, and I haven't hung any of the pictures back up at this point, so bear with the sparseness for the moment.
And just so you know, I wasn't trying to go all artistic with this shot, looking down on the dining room. I had to move up to rise above the chaos below.
So, that's where I'm at right now. Still much to be done, but it's definitely an improvement from where we started. Notice also that I painted the little area around the ceiling so that it all blends seamlessly vs. drawing attention to it with paint that matches the wall. I am digging how it makes the ceiling taller and the space more open.
I'm working on some ideas for artwork to add to what we already have and create a new look by mixing things up a bit. More on that soon.
What rooms are you working on right now? Do you have any major evolutions going on in your house right now or are you changing things up in smaller, yet meaningful ways?