I love love love my studio!! It was built to my spec's a few years ago when the whole house was built. I got to say what lights went in, where the switches are, what color to paint the walls. For that, I went with what I had read, a neutral grey, is best. I painted both the frame room and studio a dove grey. I kinda liked it, I lived with it, and about a year ago I came to realization that I hate it. Truly despise it, as it feels like a prison. So I think, as I've never actually been to a prison, but this is what I imagined it to feel like. Dismal, gloomy, grey.
And, I also came to the conclusion that my studio is MY happy place, and should be as I wish. I have long loved cream/butter/yellow. I love farmhouse style. Simple off white elegance. So why shouldn't my bestest happy place be the happy color I love? So, without further ado, I went looking at swatches.
You would think simple cream would be, well, simple to get. There are tons of 'cream' colors. I finally chose one that looks very much like the rich cream of my neighbor's jersey cow. And a lovely sage green for the trim, which currently is also grey. Sadly, I am really busy and didn't think I have time to get to this project. But, today, I succumbed and just did one wall. I just couldn't wait another day!!
I am sure the photos don't show how perfectly charming it is, but trust me, its now so much more of a happy place!
|you can see how much brighter the cream is vs. the grey, I think my paintings will look better against it. The cream is also semi gloss whereas the grey was eggshell and just ate any light it could get. blah!|