With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: A Daring Color

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Daring Color

I was warned by everyone I told
Jamie's reply was, "Eew" and "that I could always paint over it." ;)
but I had a vision
I saw it in my minds eye
unexpected * bright * cheerful * garden-like * whimsical 
lime green
just the right lime green
and it is just the right lime green
what I envisioned it would be
 sometimes
in certain lighting
 during the day with natural lighting the color is beautiful
but in the evening with the lights on...
well, not as lovely
I'll be able to live with it for a while and will enjoy the fun change.
But just not sure where I will go next with the wall color
~*~
The paint color I finally settled on is called Fresh Pear
Just on one wall.  The other walls are painted white.

39 comments:

podso said...

I like it! But I'm partial to that kind of green. But I know what you mean about different lighting and how it looks. Have you ever thought of gray? (and there are many grays). But this green enhances your Christmas mantle. Enjoy it!

Melanie said...

Your mantle is gorgeous! Love it!! I like the color, it looks fresh and clean. It is a happy color and I think that you chose a great color for your wall! It is pretty with your Christmas mantle too!
I used a similar color and I love it. It does take on a different color at night, but I like it!

kervei said...

It looks lovely! I always love the combination of an intense colour and fresh white woodwork.... For my home, I settled on a medium to light blue, which has a hint of lavender. It combines well with white and greys, different types of wood, but it also tolerates coloursplurges in accesoiries and flowers. I think it looks bright and fresh in full light and the darker it gets, the warmer the colour gets.
And yes, you could always paint over it. You could also paint over white walls. People who say that, usually are afraid to use cólours themselves...

Leann said...

Our bathroom is like that with the different lighting. I love how your green looks in the photos - cheery.

Hope that you are enjoying the season!
Leann

Cheryl said...

You have a good eye, Lorraine! Love your new color!

Maple Lane said...

Our living room and kitchen are painted light green and I love your accent wall painted green. Looks very clean and crisp. Sometimes you can try different kinds of light bulbs and it makes a big difference at night.

Debbie said...

Oh I think ii is just lovely. Believe it or not my daughter has done a VERY similar shade to her living room area. She started off with it on all the walls, but then changed it by leaving an accent wall here and there and the rest a creamy shade of white. Turned out soo pretty. And I never would have thought it. When she first mentioned it, my thought was Oh no...haha. She "saw" it too. Your house is quite beautiful btw. Enjoy your day!

Pondside said...

I like it under certain lights, but that's because (are you ready?) I painted our laundry room in that same shade from Benjamin Moore. I don't like it as much under artificial light, but I'll have to live with it for a while as it is a lot of work to re-paint!

dmacke said...

Oh my goodness - I LOVE that color!!! It's beautiful, especially with all the natural light. Fantastic color choice.
http://d-and-s-macke.blogspot.com

Keri On said...

Ah! I really like the way it looks...It is so G R A Y here (until nearly July!) and that green is such a cheerful color! Enjoy!

Jackie said...

Lorraine your home is absolutely beautiful!! It is just dreamy and your decorations are marvelous!!

I like your new color. I like bold choices. It's bright, happy and lovely all at the same time!!

Oh dear I don't know if I dare share any pictures after we get our home decorated. That is if we can get it done this year. That's a long story involving my husband and issues he has with storage areas...lol!!

Happy day!:-)

Snap said...

I like it! But I'm the one with the orange (Dreamsickle) kitchen! :D :D

Barbara F. said...

Green is a very tricky color. My green looks wonderful in the daylight, at night with the lighting, I am so disappointed in it. Your living room looks gorgeous. I love the mantel. xo

Susan said...

I think it's very pretty! Great job! Susan

Sandy said...

I love just about every shade of green and think this one is really lovely. I'd keep it if I were you. Love your wreath too. Very pretty.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's lovely as an accent color and if you change your light bulbs, it will soften in the evenings. It's an easy fix!

Cyn said...

It is very pretty!

nancycreative.com said...

I think it looks pretty--I really like lime green and other light, bright colors!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

The color is really pretty! It looks perfect with your Christmas decorating.

Melissa said...

I love the new color! =)
Your rooms are so pretty!!

myletterstoemily said...

you are such a visionary! how did you
have the courage to go lime? it looks
so fresh and yummy.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I'm kinda liking it, to tell you the truth. I do think it is fresh and fun looking- xo Diana

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It's nice to change things up. Always takes a little getting used to. You may grow to love it more, or not. The great thing is it is easily changeable. Your living room is lovely no matter the color of the wall. Happy holidays! Tammy

Ann said...

That is a pretty color. It's a shame that the lighting has to change the effect.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

It's like a breath of spring but you must be happy with it in all light situations. Greens can be so tricky! I know that from experience :)

Danice said...

Very pretty shade of green. Green is my favorite color, nearly all of the shades. You did a great job on the walls and decor :)

Unknown said...

You could try changing your lighting. Warmer/cooler lighting makes a huge difference.

Laurie said...

I think it is a beautiful color, especially as an accent color with your white trim and the classic furnishings. All in all, it is a beautifully-decorated room!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I love it, Lorraine! My dining room is green and I'm so glad I went with it.

Carol said...

Very pretty color. I love it!

Norminha said...

Olá Lorrine!

Muito bonita sua ambientação. Amo o sentimento natalino e toda sua forma de expressão!
Uma saudável semana.
Abraço,

Norminha

lindsey said...

It is a lovely green and your home looks beautiful.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm here from Ann's blog and wanted to stop, introduce myself, and say hi.

Enjoyed reading your thoughts and answers to Ann's questions....

Sandra said...

it looks perfect from here, came over from SnapEditScrap today. your home is lovely and looks like a spread in Garden Magazine.. beautiful photos.

Sandee said...

I like it and at one point I painted my office at work a warm green. It was very nice. The next person painted it grey. Sigh.

I'm over from Ann's as she featured you today.

Your home is lovely.

Have a terrific day. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Is that really your house? Where humans live? Looks like a model. That color is great, not at all like institutional puke green, but not too intense.

Donna said...

Very daring! I would never try it, but it looks good on that wall!

Just a little something from Judy said...

With your decorating touches and the way you have with lighting and vignettes, I beleive that I would find myself saying, "it is beautiful to any color paint you would choose." Really, Your room is so pretty!!!

Carrie said...

Thanks for leaving your comment on my post about failure. I have to say, the room itself is stunning! And I totally see where you were trying to go with the color...

... and now I'm off to see what color you have in there now. I have a feeling it's amazing.

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