Wednesday, January 8, 2014

New year, new paint

Happy New Year. Its 2014!!! Out with the old, in with the new, so they say. The Kays' house is no exception. I have been busy. 

Our dining room needed a new look. I had a bland cream color on the walls and the molding was white. I have decorative molding in the dining room, but because of the muted colors, you couldn't even see it. It was time for a change.

I wanted a light shade and after several months of color swatches on the wall, I decided on a pale grayish blue. Thinking about it more, I realized that the pale blue would not highlight the decorative molding, and I'd have the same problem that I started with. So, I chose a second blue below the chair rail molding, just 2 shades darker. 

I think you will agree that this color combination works well. It almost gives the illusion of wainscoting.

I especially love the way it turned out in my bay window. It reminds me of a Victorian doll house.

I invite you to try this color combination in your home. I think you will be thrilled with the results.


  1. Lovely! You've done a beautiful job.

  2. Paint colors used were Olympic 'Comes the Dawn' for the top and 'Drawbridge' for the bottom