These are the paints for downstairs. The red is called Bitter Rose, and is for the small downstairs bathroom. Then the front blueish piece with the hole in it is the Formica (yes, I know, it's not granite) for the countertops. It is really a green. Then we have Buttered Popcorn for the kitchen walls (which is really minimal what with cabinets, windows and doorways) and the small green in the center is called Retro Green that I'm using on the cabinets. It is actually an exact replica of the paint on the cabinets that were in here when we bought it. That is exciting to me. I wanted to have some of the look of the original somewhere and wasn't sure where that would come in. It looks a bit bluer in the picture than it really is. It's actually a minty green. Then the blue behind that is the color for the livingroom. It's called Seascape . The light, almost sage green is Sea Marsh. This we'll use for the den, the stairway and the upstairs hall - which leads into the next picture:
I am excited to have so many colors on the walls. I hope I haven't overdone it, but I'm liking the idea of color. In our current home I am very pleased with the pine walls, pine floors and pine ceilings everywhere and love the warmth and interesting knot holes everywhere. So if I'm going to have sheetrock, it's going to have color!
My contractor brought up an interesting thought, though. He said a home he'd just worked on had dark blue throughout, and that with the different lighting in each room it changed the tone of the blue just a bit and made it look different. I guess if you picked a color you liked and made every room the same color but changed the accent pieces in each, it wouldn't be too bad. Interesting thought. I could do that with the Seaweed Wrap. Then you just change accent pieces to other colors in the room - like green with peach, rose and green, green and beige, green and yellow. Hmmm. Just when I thought I knew what I was doing. I'm going to think this through one more time.
And I sign off for today with a picture of the well. Water is constantly flowing out of it, and the ice crystals that form at the base are lovely. The snow doesn't stay in that area due to the water flow. It's been in the low teens lately, so it's very cold and everything is frozen pretty solid outside. The sun's rays are lasting a bit longer now though. It will be spring soon! Well, not soon. But it's coming.